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Listen To – Whethan – Hurting on Purpose (feat. K.Flay)
American DJ and music producer Whethan Releases New Massive Single “Hurting On Purpose” Featuring K.Play on Vocals
Whethan continues his collaborative vision, recruiting indie-pop-rock star, K.Flay for his latest single – “Hurting on Purpose” – available everywhere today HERE. The new rock-influenced track highlights Whethan’s effortlessly cool, alt-electronic production and K.Flay’s floating yet powerful vocals.
“Hurting on Purpose (feat. K.Flay)” marks the latest release from Whethan’s forthcoming debut album, FANTASY. The track is accompanied but an animated music video, streaming now HERE.
“It all started when K.Flay sent me a song three years ago and I really loved the message,” Whethan shared. “I spent the next couple years working on it and perfecting the beat. The song refers to indulging in things like ‘drinking, driving fast, etc.’. Really just indulging in self-damaging behaviors. But ultimately realizing that you are in control of these things that are hurting you and you like it.”
Whethan has racked up over 800 million streams andhas been churning out banger after banger, including acclaimed singles “So Good (feat. bülow),” “Upside Down (feat. GROUPLOVE),” “All In My Head (feat. grandson)” and “Stay Forever (feat. STRFKR)”. Each track is featured on Whethan’s forthcoming debut album and has been met with widespread critical acclaim and showcase the versatility of the rising producer.
Whethan has quickly become one of electronic dance music’s most in-demand artists, spanning superstar collaborations, blockbuster remixes, and his own extraordinary solo output. The 21-year-old has unleashed a steady stream of viral smashes, making history as the youngest ever artist on Australia’s hugely influential Future Classics label while also over famous fans including EDM icon Skrillex.
Listen To Hurting on Purpose by Whethan (feat. K.Flay) – HERE
Whethan recently collaborated with genre-defying sensation Oliver Tree on his debut album Ugly is Beautiful including current single “Let Me Down.”The long-awaited release of Whethan’s debut EP, Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1, included collaborations with HONNE, Bipolar Sunshine, Oh Wonder, and Broods, among others.
As if that weren’t enough, Whethan has released a range of remixes – including his most recent rework of Charli XCX’s “claws” as well as Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks,” Travis Scott X Skrillex’s “SICKO MODE” and Post Malone x Justin Bieber’s “Deja Vu” – along with such major league partnerships as frequent collaborator Oliver Tree’s “Movement“ (featured in Apple’s iPhone X commercial campaign and weekly on Monday Night Football) and Wafia’s acclaimed “Hurts (feat. Louis the Child & Whethan).”
In addition to his recorded work, Whethan has lit up crowds at countless clubs and top festivals, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, Outside Lands, SXSW, and Electric Daisy Carnival, to name but a few. Recent highlights include a sold-out co-headline show at Morrison, CO’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre and a headline performance at MTV’s year-ending Snowglobe Music Festival in South Lake Tahoe, CA as well as a massive New Year’s Eve performance at Decadence Festival in Colorado. Most recently, Whethan has been performing unforgettable sets at major virtual music festivals including Digital Mirage Festival and EDC Virtual Rave-A-Thon.