San Holo has released his long-awaited new album bb u ok? which spans an impressive 20 tracks. He also shares his new video for ‘wheels up (ft. Rivers Cuomo of Weezer)’.
The new album bb u ok? sees San carve his own trailblazing lane, crossing over into the indie alternative world with the use of analog instruments and collaborations with rock band American Football and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, who appears on stand-out focus track ‘wheels up’, which is accompanied by an official music video.
Bringing people together is at the core of San’s music. His ‘stay vibrant’ philosophy – a concept which encourages people to be in touch with their own thoughts and feelings, as well as check in with each other by rating their vibrancy with a percentage, has created a strong sense of community amongst his fans (over 1.5M followers across platforms).
This philosophy can be heard throughout new album bb u ok?, San’s highly emotive and most sentimental album to date.
“I wrote this during a new chapter of my life, after that relationship ended. I was learning how to deal with what happens after love. I just started writing and writing, trying to express everything I had been feeling for the last few months. The change in scenery definitely helped, going back to LA brought back some good memories of that previous chapter.”
The release of bb u ok? comes soon after previously released track, ‘you’ve changed, i’ve changed’, a collaboration with artist / producer and friend Chet Porter which saw the duo reflect on similar personal experience and showcase a new indie-alternative sound. The track, which garnered over 650k streams in its first week, received amazing press pick-up with coverage from DJ Times, Dancing Astronaut and Run The Trap to name a few. Other recently released singles title track ‘bb u ok?’ peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart with “IT HURTS”, at #41 on the chart.
Through his career, San has established a sizeable and loyal fanbase in Asia. Since 2016, he’s toured through the region annually, playing at the biggest clubs and festivals. In 2019, his world tour included 75 shows and sold over 100,000 tickets across the globe, including performances in Asia including Malaysia (Good Vibes Festival), Singapore (Zouk) and Indonesia (We The Fest). His plans to return to Asia to perform at Hydeout Festival in Singapore and S20 Festival in Bangkok in 2020 were unfortunately thwarted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cover photo: Haley Lan