R3HAB, Jonas Blue, Ava Max, and Kylie Cantrall press photo

R3HAB and Jonas Blue releases a visualizer for their “Sad Boy” single featuring Ava Max and Kylie Cantrall

R3HAB (Fadil El Ghoul) is a world-renowned Dutch/Moroccan DJ and producer. Jonas Blue is a multi-platinum producer. Not too long ago, they released a visualizer for their “Sad Boy” single featuring Ava Max and Kylie Cantrall.

R3HAB and Jonas Blue – “Sad Boy” visualizer feat. Ava Max and Kylie Cantrall

‘Sad Boy’ is a dance-pop crossover single that is both playful and uplifting. Opening with rhythmic instrumentation, the track evolves with dynamic basslines and euphonious melodies. The song perfectly showcases R3HAB’s and Jonas Blue’s exceptional production skills. Global pop superstar Ava Max’s bold, powerful voice adds a sultry and emotive touch to the lyrics. Plus, Kylie Cantrall is the perfect complement in her post-Disney artist debut. Furthermore, “Sad Boy” follows the same sonic vein as R3HAB’s recent “Runaway” single with Sigala and JP Cooper as the second song on his upcoming studio album.


R3HAB press photo

“This is one of those records where the pieces fell into place quickly. Ava and I connected when I remixed ‘EveryTime I Cry’ a few months ago. I heard the idea for ‘Sad Boy’ and knew I had to make the record. Her voice is powerful and bold and a pleasure to work with. I’m glad for the opportunity to create with Jonas, as we’ve only remixed each other’s work but haven’t collaborated. He brings an uplifting and fresh direction to every record. It’s been great working with Kylie as well, looking forward to seeing her artistic journey take off.” – R3HAB explained

R3HAB has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the better part of the last decade. He received massive recognition for his breakthrough hit remix of Afrojack’s, Pitbull’s, and Ne-Yo’s “Give Me Everything” single. Also, for his dance anthems such as “All Around The World (La La La)” and “Lullaby,” which have collectively amassed over 600 million streams online. Plus, his collaborations with the likes of ZAYN, Andy Grammer, Sofia Carson, and Olivia Holt prove that R3HAB is one of the most talented and forward-thinking artists in the game.

Furthermore, R3HAB’s work has accumulated over five billion streams to date. In 2020 alone, he gained over 900 million streams online via Spotify. Currently, he is the most discovered artist on Spotify, one of Spotify’s top 150 most streamed artists across all genres worldwide, and ranked #13 on prestigious DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs chart. With his combination of innate artistry and innovative attitude, in 2021, R3HAB is continuing his journey among electronic music’s elite.

Jonas Blue

Jonas Blue press photo
Photo by Jordan Marchand

“Collaborating with these amazing artists on ‘Sad Boy’ has been a highlight of my year. I’ve been talking to R3HAB about doing something together for years, and after working with Ava last year on ‘My Head & My Heart,’ this was the perfect moment for us all to come together on a song. To have an exciting new talent like Kylie jumping on that second verse and killing it was the cherry on the cake.” Jonas Blue explained

Jonas Blue’s career has been felt the world over. His music has collectively amassed over three billion streams online via Spotify and certified Platinum over 120 times around the globe. With over 13 billion global streams, Jonas has cemented his name as the main stage DJ and pop powerhouse. He made his mark on Ibiza, performing at hotspots such as Ushuaïa, Cafe Mambo, and hosting his Electronic Nature residency at the superclub, Hï Ibiza.

Following his hits, “Mistakes” and “Naked” in 2020, “Something Stupid” featuring AWA, and “Hear Me Say” featuring LEON kicked off his 2021 in style, smashing their way into homes worldwide as Jonas continued to inspire, uplift, and spread his message of global positivity. As we see a return to live performances in 2021, Jonas joins the likes of Tiësto and Zedd as a resident DJ at Zouk in Las Vegas.

Ava Max

Ava Max press photo

“Had a blast collaborating with R3HAB, Jonas Blue, and Kylie on ‘Sad Boy.’ This song is all about having a crush on that dark, mysterious person people may not expect.” – Ava Max explained

Ava Max is nothing short of a global sensation. She has massive hits that have contributed to over 100 Diamond, Platinum, and Gold certifications globally. The pop star’s debut album, “Heaven & Hell,” achieved its RIAA Gold Certification upon release and captured numerous other certifications around the world.

Crafting pop anthems with a much-needed dose of fiery female empowerment, Ava has amassed over nine-and-a-half billion streams and four billion video views to date. The daughter of Albanian immigrants, she channels the imaginations and aesthetics of forebears like Mariah Carey and Gwen Stefani. Ava Max is a unique talent, blessed with a seismic voice, an individualistic high fashion mindset, and an undeniable knack for cinematic, theatrical popcraft.

Kylie Cantrall

Kylie Cantrall press photo

“The first time I heard ‘Sad Boy’ I thought I’d heard it before. It’s such a catchy song. There are so many contagious elements about it, the melody, that drop. Yeah, pretty much the whole thing! I couldn’t get it out of my head. I was singing it literally everywhere I went. So, when they asked me to jump on the song, I was like ‘What!? Hell yeah!!’

I really feel super fortunate to get the chance to work with such insanely talented DJs/producers R3HAB and Jonas Blue, who are the best in the game! They could have stopped there, but once you add Ava Max on top of all that, I was literally at a loss for words. She’s such an incredible singer and performer, I feel honored to be on the song with her! The fact that I get to collaborate with these stars… needless to say, it definitely feels like a pinch-me moment.” – Kylie Cantrall stated

Kylie Cantrall is a 16-year-old American singer, dancer, and actress. She is currently most known for playing Gabby Duran in the Disney Channel television series “Gabby Duran & The Unsittables.” Thanks to her collaboration with stars like Zendaya and releasing music videos through Disney Channel Voices, including “Feeling Some Kinda Way,” which amassed over 15 million views, Cantrall went on to become one of the youngest artists to achieve fame across the United States. With nearly five million TikTok followers and over 500K Instagram followers, Kylie is poised to make her post-Disney artist debut with the single, “Sad Boy.”

Stream “Sad Boy” single

R3HAB and Jonas Blue - “Sad Boy” cover art feat. Ava Max and Kylie Cantrall

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