Yellow Claw, the producer and DJ duo known to the world for their bass-heavy productions and riotous performances, release a strikingly pensive new single. The pop-leaning “Villain” features 20-year-old, LA-based singer Valentina, who makes her career debut on the song. She also stars in the haunting music video alongside Yellow Claw’s own Nils Rondhuis.
Following the release of “Both of Us (feat. STORi)” and Amsterdam Trap Music Vol. 3, “Villain” is the latest in a string of releases that have each collected millions of digital streams across Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music. Combined, Yellow Claw’s first two albums Blood For Mercy (2015) and Los Amsterdam (2017) have also generated over 350 million streams on Spotify alone. Recently returning from performances at Lollapalooza (Buenos Aires, Santiago, São Paulo), Yellow Claw is looking forward to playing Daydream Festival, EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland and Ultra Europe this year, to name a few.
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Valentina reflects on a past relationship in “Villain”, singing “If I were you I wouldn’t call me / ’Cause I’m the villain in your story”. Directed by Lisette Donkersloot, the music video co-stars Yellow Claw’s Nils as an ex-lover, reappearing in the singer’s memory.
Yellow Claw also co-produced new Thirty Seconds to Mars song “Hail to the Victor”. The track is available now on the band’s new album, ‘America’.
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