Soaring to well over 100 million streams and nearly 2 million TikTok videos featuring her single “Drugs”, Arista Recording artist UPSAHL has teamed up with multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter-producer blackbear for an intoxicating remix of the fan-favorite viral hit.
Rebuffing the surface-level dialogue often overheard at a party, UPSAHL’s presence throughout “Drugs” offers a counterpoint to the niceties of hallway conversation. Exhibited by wry admissions such as blackbear’s “I just came to show up late and leave like I forgot ‘em”, “Drugs” feat. blackbear is a feel-good repudiation of clout-chasing culture and an embracement of genuine connections.
On TikTok, UPSAHL’s impact has catapulted through the use of “Drugs”, with nearly 2,000,000 videos made using the track in the last month. Reaching #6 on the TikTok Viral Chart and #1 Sound on the TikTok Trends chart, “Drugs” was featured in clips posted by the likes of James Charles, Charly Jordan, Alex French, Jason Derulo, and more. “Drugs” was also added to Spotify’s Teen Party (3.8m followers) and Pop Rising (2m followers) playlists, as well as Viral Hits playlists across Spotify, Apple, and Amazon Music. As “Drugs'' continues to make waves, “People I Don’t Like” is now featured in Apple TV+’s promotional ad for the new season of “Dickinson”.
Multi-platinum selling artist blackbear is globally renowned for explosive viral hits such as “hot girl bummer” and “do re mi”. An established hitmaker that has recently worked with the likes of industry heavy-hitters such as Machine Gun Kelly and YUNGBLUD, blackbear’s distinct production and clever lyricism serve as a transformative influence on UPSAHL’s “Drugs” as he wryly joins her declaration: “I just came here for the drugs”.
2020 was a whirlwind year for UPSAHL, releasing her second EP Young Life Crisis, which Billboard crowned as one of the top 25 pop albums of 2020. Following the release, SPIN proclaimed that “UPSAHL is joining the ranks of kickass women in music”, and Billboard heralded the young star as “One to Watch”. UPSAHL also recently lent her pen to Madison Beer on her fiery new single “BOYSHIT”. Receiving much critical acclaim, 1883 praised “BOYSHIT” as “a bop we can’t get out of our heads”. Earlier in 2020, UPSAHL undertook her first co-write on “Good in Bed” for Dua Lipa’s Grammy-nominated chart-topping blockbuster, Future Nostalgia, and has continued to write for heavy-hitting artists, such as Anne-Marie.
In tandem with Young Life Crisis, UPSAHL released a reimagined track entitled “Wanna See Me Run”, an acoustic transformation of Lizzo’s viral interview with David Letterman on his NETFLIX series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. The song caught the attention of Lizzo herself, generating over 2 million views on Instagram. Listen to the track HERE.