Today, rapper, producer, singer and songwriter Rich Brian releases his latest single, ‘Love In My Pocket‘, via 88rising, distributed by 12Tone Music. Listen HERE.
Written and produced with longtime collaborators Bekon and The Donuts (Kendrick Lamar, SZA, RichBrian – The Sailor), ‘Love In My Pocket‘ is a bubbly summer jam that marks a new chapter for RichBrian. During quarantine, Rich Brian became inspired by his socially distant summer, surrounding himself with a community of incredible artists and creatives like Thundercat and Trippie Redd. Through ‘Love In My Pocket‘, fans and listeners will experience lyrics that are equal parts sun-drenched, sonic euphoria and pure angst as well as a fresh sound from Rich Brian that is here to stay.
Speaking on ‘Love In My Pocket‘, Brian explains, “This song is about living in an environment of attention being sought with love happening around you that you feel like you deserve to experience but don’t know how to get, and fears being conquered.”
‘Love In My Pocket‘ follows Brian’s smash hit, ‘Bali‘, which was released on April 10. Featuring Guapdad 4000, ‘Bali‘ has crossed over 20.5M streams since its release and received praises from outlets like The New York Times, Billboard, Complex, and more.
Stream/download ‘Love In My Pocket‘ by Rich Brian here,
out now via 88rising, distributed by 12Tone Music.
PRAISE FOR RICH BRIAN
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“The best music of his young career”
“At just 19, Brian is dropping thoughtful, lyrically dense rhymes.”
“The 88rising mainstay’s sophomore effort effectively solidifies his position in the world of hip-hop, building up his character as a force to be reckoned with.”
“[Brian’s] biggest artistic leap yet”
“An important step forward”
ABOUT RICH BRIAN
The first Asian musical artist to reach #1 on iTunes’ Hip Hop charts, Indonesian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer, Brian Imanuel Soewarno, better known as Rich Brian, has blazed into the forefront of a movement that’s diversifying and transforming hip-hop culture. One of the leading figures of Asian rap, with more than 3.2 million followers on Instagram alone and over 1.7B streams globally, Brian continues to earn broad audiences and critical kudos. Billboard called him a “rap wunderkind”, the L.A. Times praised him as “a phenom… a gifted MC and producer [with an] introspective, authoritative voice”, and Rolling Stone tagged him on its ‘25 Under 25‘ list.
The 20-year-old, whose singles regularly feature guest artists like Ghostface Killah, 21 Savageand Offset, performs to sold-out shows across North America, Europe and Asia, and festivals including Bonnaroo and Rolling Loud (he’s slated to perform next at the postponed Coachella). Proud of being an Asian artist, still a commodity in short supply, Brian is blazing a path for himself and innumerable others.