AFROJACK RELEASES ‘BED OF ROSES’ (FEAT. STANAJ)
Written by FAB on February 14, 2018
THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, AFROJACK RELEASES ‘BED OF ROSES’ (FEAT. STANAJ)
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Grammy Award winning producer and DJ Afrojack is offering fans a special gift with the release of a new Valentine’s Day anthem: ‘Bed Of Roses’ (feat. Stanaj). The track is a collection of enchanting chords and Stanaj’s romantic vocals, with a dance and pop feel that will light up playlists. Known for his soulful voice and songwriting skills, Stanaj is an international star who just released his EP ‘The Preview’ and is known for working with Drake (among others).
Hot on the heels of his dance pop radio smash ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ with David Guetta featuring catchy vocals from Charli XCX and French Montana and his remix of U2’s iconic ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way,’ this new collaboration with Stanaj shows that Afrojack continues to create and innovate with unprecedented force.
Speaking about the release of ‘Bed of Roses’, Afrojack said: “I’ve been waiting for the right time to release this track and what better day than Valentine’s Day for ‘Bed of Roses’. Teaming up with Stanaj was awesome, I think we’ve created a little piece of magic together and I hope the fans agree!”
Named the #8 DJ in the world by DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll (marking his seventh consecutive year of appearing in the Top 10), Afrojack is one of the most popular dance music acts of today and most sought-after producers, having worked with everyone from Pitbull to Sting and Chris Brown, and winning a Grammy for his and David Guetta’s remix of Madonna’s ‘Revolver.’ Afrojack recently returned to Wynn, Las Vegas for his 2018 headlining residency and will perform at XS, Intrigue and Encore Beach Club throughout the year. In January 2018, Afrojack continues to not waste any time by releasing an array of diverse hits such as ‘Bad Company’ with DirtCaps, ‘Helium’ with David Guetta and Sia, and a remix of U2’s iconic ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way.”
STANAJ released his debut EP The Preview [LAVA/Republic Records] ]—which premiered exclusively on Complex—at all digital retailers in August of 2016. Upon its release, the EP entered the Top 10 on iTunes pop chart. Following an incredible debut performance of the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which garnered public praise from fellow guest Justin Timberlake , the EP soared into the Top 15 on iTunes Overall Albums Chart. Timberlake’s cosign follows a bevy of social media endorsements from additional superstars such as Drake, Chris Brown, NBA athlete Brandon Jennings, Kim Kardashian West, Russell Simmons, and more. His follow up single, “Romantic” (NOTD Remix), became a breakout hit on Spotify with nearly 70 million plays worldwide.
In 2017, Stanaj was selected as one of VEVO dscvr’s “ONES TO WATCH IN 2017” and joined fellow vocal powerhouse JoJo on the U.S. leg of her Mad Love tour in support of his From a Distance EP. He also released “The Way I Love Her,” which he co-wrote with Simon Wilcox and RedOne, before being invited to join UK songstress Jessie J on tour.
STANAJ is currently in the studio working on new music and featured on a new release from Afrojack entitled “Bed Of Roses.”
“INSANE voice” – Justin Timberlake
“The most exciting aspect about ‘The Preview’ is that Stanaj is finally getting his music out there in a way that represents him from start to finish.” – Complex
“The singer's powerful voice is on full display here and never falters through any of the elements.” – FADER
“Weaving together heavy drums, hopeful hooks and guest vocalist Stanaj's fluttering falsetto, they capture the highs and lows of intimacy, culminating in a rousing chorus that swells around and around again.” – NPR
“lush vocals” – VMAN
WATCH // Television Debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon HERE
WATCH // Profile of how STANAJ came up via Complex HERE.