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Friday, May 10, 2024

Newsletter: WARREN HUE: The 21-year-old rising star opens up about his cross-country relationship on “SPLIT,” new single and music video, out now via 88rising


(press photo courtesy of 88rising) 

Fresh from making his mark with the 1999 WRITE THE FUTURE music collective, where he contributed to five tracks alongside Offset, Amaarae, De La Soul, Cuco and MILLI on the album, Hella, Warren Hue drops his most personal single, “SPLIT.” Out now via 88rising with an official music video, “SPLIT” finds the 21-year old rising star introspectively examining the highs and lows of being in a cross-country relationship. “SPLIT is a song that I wrote detailing an experience in a long-distance relationship,” Warren shared. “I wanted to create a song based on split lifestyles and how pressure and insecurity can take over your emotions. Trust is a big theme in the song, telling my significant other to believe in me and vice-versa.” The day-in-the-life music video captures Warren’s twenty something lifestyle, a mix of finding his place in a new city and letting loose, while pursuing his dreams. The alternative hip-hop track is produced by frequent-collaborator, Chasu, and is the latest offering ahead of a larger release from Warren. Check out “SPLIT” here and stay tuned for more news. 

Warren Hue has catapulted from hometown hero to international sensation in less than two years since making his artist debut with his album, BOY OF THE YEAR, in the summer of 2022. His most conceptual project to date, BOY OF THE YEAR, which included features from tobi lou and yvngxchris, displayed Warren’s versatility and starpower. Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and now based in Los Angeles, the Gen Z star has run up an impressive highlight reel, including being named one of Forbes Asia 30 Under 30, all prior to turning 21. He has also been named one of “NME 100: Essential Emerging Artists” for 2022, one of the “18 Emerging Artists To Watch Out For In 2022” by Bandwagon, and one of the “25 Artists To Watch In 2022” by Ones To Watch. His biggest accolades include his recent features on the album, Hella, released earlier this year, with the music collective 1999 WRITE THE FUTURE, which brought together the industry’s biggest names, such as Offset, Rick Ross, Ghostface Killah, Busta Rhymes and more. Warren was also featured in four songs on Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings official soundtrack and has partnered with brands like Honda, GUESS, Samsung and Microsoft. Warren made his Coachella debut during the Head in the Clouds Forever 2022 set. Last year, he performed at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, opened for Rich Brian’s sold out arena tour (10k fans per stop) in China, and was on the line-up for both Head in the Clouds Festivals in New York and Los Angeles. This summer, he will be returning to the festival in New York. A multi-hyphenate artist, Warren draws his inspiration from niche art forms to create his ever-evolving sound. From R&B to house, electronic, alternative hip-hop and industrial genres, Warren is unafraid to explore and veer towards the unconventional, while sharing his journey of self-discovery. His latest offers, “TENNESSEE” and “SPLIT,” detail Warren’s growing confidence as a star in the making. 


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