Following their first sold-out show at London’s O2 Academy Islington, ones-to-watch duo A1 x J1 are back with their new single ‘Night Away (Dance)’ featuring rap star Tion Wayne out now via Capitol.
Their success comes in the form of two top-five singles, a platinum-selling record, collaborations with the likes of KSI, SwitchOTR, Aitch, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Deno, and more recently a 2022 BRIT nomination. Watch their BRIT interview here.
With snippets of ‘Night Away (Dance)’ circulating on TikTok since January, the anticipation is high. The track has already had over 10K organic video creations going viral on Tik Tok with 4.5m views across their teaser content alone and thousands of shares, ‘Night Away (Dance)’ is already set to be a success.
The duo are genre-bending taking pop classics their fans wouldn’t really know (Avicii with SwitchOTR/JLo with Dance) and reviving them for a Gen Z community. No rap/pop duo are doing this with TikTok in a credible way – they’re a new wave essentially.
“This song is jumpy, it’s melodic, has different flows, it’s a banger! Working with Tion in the studio is a vibe, the way he works is so different”.– A1
At just 16 and 18, A1 x J1 remind us of their youthfulness in ‘Night Away (Dance)’, as the pair reimagine J-Lo’s ‘On The Floor’ sample reinforced with layers of slick production, with a chorus that sings “Dance the night away, we’re still young and you’re just not the one”. A playful track complete with rapping and singing, ‘Dance’ incorporates a soft guitar riff throughout whilst maintaining syncopated beats to give it an essential rap/trap vibe.