Whethan Teams Up with K.Flay on “Hurting On Purpose”

Whethan and K.Flay creates energetic rock-electronic single, "Hurting On Purpose"

Whethan has racked up over 800 million streams and has been dropping banger after banger. Some of those bangers include “So Good (feat. bülow),” “Upside Down (feat. GROUPLOVE)“, “All In My Head (feat. grandson)” and “Stay Forever (feat. STRFKR)“.  Whethan’s forthcoming debut album will feature those aforementioned tracks. They have received widespread praise and proved the raw talent of the rising artist. In fact, the critically acclaimed Whethan has released another passionate single for his new album. His newest single, “Hurting On Purpose“, sees him collaborating with indie-pop star K.Flay. “Hurting On Purpose” came out on Friday, July 24 via Atlantic Records and it is now available to download and stream.

“Hurting On Purpose” is equally upbeat and emotional

This track combines Whethan’s alt-electronic musical flavor with K.Flay’s soothing yet strong vocals. “Hurting On Purpose” begins with steady guitar strumming that sets the tone for the whole track. K.Flay comes in at the right time with her vocals as the guitar strumming started to enhance the sound alongside percussive rhythms. Afterwards, a mellow but also fantastic bass drop enters in the song and it later became more energetic. “Hurting On Purpose” merges an upbeat track with an emotional backstory very well so it can capture the feelings behind K.Flay’s voice. It is a song that has the power to uplift or pump up anyone’s day, especially during this chaotic time.

Whethan’s unique style in electronic music

“Turning his hand to a multitude of genres with masterful ease, Whethan’s style is becoming less about the genre and more about the distinctive dance-inspired energy that remains ever present through his stellar back catalogue“.

Robin Fulton of Earmilk describing Whethan’s musical style

Whethan recently collaborated with indie-pop singer-songwriter Oliver Tree on “Let Me Down” from the latter’s debut album, Ugly is Beautiful. Whethan’s debut EP, Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1, included collaborations with HONNE, Bipolar Sunshine, Oh Wonder, Broods, and others. He also created stunning remixes for popular tracks as well. Notable remixes are Charli XCX’s “claws“, Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks“, Travis Scott and Skrillex’s “SICKO MODE“, and Post Malone and Justin Bieber’s “Deja Vu“. His collaborative single with Oliver Tree, “Movement“, has also been featured on Apple’s iPhone X commercials and on Monday Night Football.

“Hurting On Purpose”-Whethan feat. K.Flay; out now via Atlantic Records
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Ken Ngo

Ken is a passionate sports and music fan with soccer being his #1 sport and European (particularly French and Dutch) house music being his #1 genre. His favorite producers are Martin Solveig, Sebastian Ingrosso, Madeon, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, and Armin Van Buuren.

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