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LEAD SINGLE ‘A-O-K’ EXCEEDS 6 MILLION STREAMS IN FIRST WEEK; MUSIC VIDEO HIT 75K+ STREAMS IN FIRST 24 HOURS; WATCH HERE

LIVESTREAM TWITCH PERFORMANCE TONIGHT AT 6PM PST; FALL SHOWS SOLD OUT IN FIRST DAY OF PRESALES; SET TO PLAY LOLLAPALOOZA THIS SUMMER


“TAI VERDES. A NAME YOU NEED TO GET FAMILIAR WITH” - LYRICAL LEMONADE


“…TAI VERDES IS WINNING…” - ROLLING STONE


“INFECTIOUS” – EUPHORIA MAGAZINE


“TAI VERDES HAS BEEN ON A HOT STREAK AND HAS NOT TAKEN HIS FOOT OFF THE GASS” - EARMILK


Montréal, May 20th, 2021 — Since the debut of his viral, chart topping smash ‘Stuck in the Middle,’ its apparent that Tai Verdes has conquered music audiences worldwide. Now, hundreds-of-millions of streams and billions of views later, the buzzing, Los Angeles-based recording artist has accomplished yet another milestone, with the release of his highly anticipated debut album, TV out today via Arista Records. The charismatic 13-track album sees the critically acclamined and innovative singer-songerwriter unpack a chronological story of the last tumultuous four years of his life, as if it was a feel-good TV show. LISTEN HERE.


Written and produced with an eclectic group of songwriters and producers including Adam Friedman (Mike Posner, Black Eyed Peas, Sam Feldt), Ryan Linvill (Sasha Slone), Wayne Miller (Christina Perri, AlunaGeorge, Snakehips) and Pom Pom (Carly Rae Jepsen, John Legend, THEY.)TV details Tai Verdes’ journey of dropping out of college, experience with drugs, relationships, breakups and eventually trying to find happiness on his own. Grafting over the span of twelve months, Verdes has stripped himself bare, metaphorically speaking, tunnelling through his most intricate and intimate perceptions and insecurities to craft his debut album with an informed hindsight. “It’s my life within the theme of a television show series really. Ultimately it’s about being and feeling yourself.”


Lead track and Tai’s summer anthem ‘A-O-K’ surpassed 6 million streams in its first week of release and when Tai teased the new music on Instagram and TikTok, the video garnered 20M+ views and 90K pre-saves within hours. Watch the hilarious and recently released official music video, which has hit 75K+ streams in its first 24 hours, HERE.


TV LP includes previous singles ‘we would have some cute kids’, BAD BAD News,’ ‘DRUGSand ‘Stuck In The Middle’, along seven new tracks. Verdes’ breakout song ‘Stuck In The Middle’ paved the way for Tai’s accelerated ascent, gaining accolades from the likes of The New York Times who hailed it as one of the “Best Songs of 2020” and continues to soar to new heights. After posting a series of TikTok videos, Stuck In The Middle’ took flight hitting #1 on Spotify’s US viral chart and 22 international charts. It has since amassed more than 80 million streams and over 2.6 million TikTok video creations, which have been viewed over 2.5 billion times since the song’s release in late May 2020. He also collaborated with R&B singer Kiana Ledé on a well-received part two version of the track.


“This album is a diary of the past 4 years of my life. If you want to read my diary, listen to the album,” says Tai


TV ALBUM TRACKLISTING:


1. rEal WOrLD

2. Solamente

3. DRUGS

4. we would have some cute kids.

5. Stuck In The Middle

6. BAD BAD News

7. Something To Cry About

8. fake prophet

9. i deserve 2 b alone

10. FEELING THIS BAD NEVER FELT SO GREAT

11. Happy til it hurts

12. momma told me imma be

13. A-O-K


In support of the album release, Tai will perform live via Twitch on tonight, Thursday, May 20 at 6PM PST. The livestreamed event is in partnership with Live Nation and Levi’s. Tickets are available HERE.

This fall, Tai will continue supporting the album with a 7-city tour, which begins November 10th in Santa Ana, CA. With additional club stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Washington D.C. and Toronto, presales for the in-demand shows sold out in a matter of hours. For more info, please visit www.taiverdes.com/tour. He’ll also be playing in this years Lollapalooza. Full list of dates below for reference.


Tai Verdes Tour Dates:

July 29 - Aug 1 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

Wed, Nov 10 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

Thu, Nov 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge

Fri, Nov 12 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop

Mon, Nov 15 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

Thu, Nov 18 – New York, NY – Baby’s All Right

Sun, Nov 21 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd

Tue, Nov 23 – Toronto, ON – The Drake


Three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, singer-songwriter Tai Verdes was an essential worker with a nine-to-five job at a Verizon Wireless store. Now he has one of the biggest songs in the U.S., which saw his social following and streaming listeners skyrocket in 2020; gaining a genuine, engaged fanbase despite of the unprecedented global epidemic. It has not gone unnoticed - Tai has received plaudits from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Nylon, Genius, Ladygunn, Lyrical Lemonade, The Independent, EARMILK, NOTION, PAUSE, Noctis Magazine, Euphoria Magazine and 1883 Magazine. In addition, he’s had support from Spotify (New Music Friday), Apple Music (New Music Daily) and Amazon Music (Fresh Pop, Breakthrough Pop) to name a few. Tai has gained praise from Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and also performed for TikTok’s virtual New Year’s Eve 2020 party, hosted by Lil Yachty and Brittany Broski.

Tai Verdes’ journey might’ve been rapid, but TV illuminates the fact that he couldn’t be further from a “one-hit wonder”. His maiden release is multifaceted but in an elegant, intentional and relatable way. Verdes is a welcomed return to authentic story-telling pitched perfectly for a generation that needs no gimmicks. “I’m gonna be a problem,” says the 6’7 singer with a smile, who carries himself with as much charisma as stature. “I love everything that’s happening. But this is not a one song thing, this is a 10-album thing.”


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Source: Arista Records


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