Today, Aoki releases “Waste It On Me” with global boy band sensation BTS, from his upcoming album Neon Future III. The track is a dynamic anthem for young restless love, explaining how we feel when we find someone we want to pursue and spend all our free time with, no matter the circumstance. The chorus “waste it on me” is an echo to that feeling of desire we have when we want a special person to invest their limited time in pursuing us, hoping it’s mutual.
“We’re happy for this meaningful and heart-felt collaboration,” said BTS. “The song is just so amazing, we really enjoyed working on it. It’s our first song that is entirely in English. It was refreshing and fun to record the song. We hope this would be a good present for our fans.”
“I’m so psyched to share this collaboration with one of the most exciting and inspiring group of guys I’ve met in the past few years,” said Aoki. “It’s an absolute honor to work with them once again on ‘Waste It On Me.’ I can’t wait for my fans to hear what’s in store for them next on this third installment of Neon Future.”
BTS and Steve began their musical relationship back in 2017, when Steve remixed BTS’s hit song, “MIC Drop” with Grammy-nominated rapper Desiigner taking the hit to #1 on the Billboard US World Digital Chart in 2017-2018, over 7 million streams on Spotify, the highest-charting song by a K-pop group in US history, and the first to go certified Gold. BTS is no stranger to success, not only are the superstars on a completely sold-out arena and stadium world tour, they are also being honored by the Korean government for spreading Korean culture, and they recently spoke at the United Nations. Vulture calls them “the biggest boy band in the world with the most devoted fandom” and their message of love and positivity is making waves everywhere, especially in New York, with their noteworthy Citi Field performance that lit up the stadium, selling out 40,000 tickets in a matter of minutes. BTS will also be debuting a movie on the big screen with a “B.T.S.” experience of the group, called Burn the Stage: the Movie, which is set for a limited time release on November 15. The film will feature an intimate following of the superstars’ rise to fame and their incredible The Wings Tour 2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III, which shifted 550,000 tickets across 40 concerts.
This new track follows Aoki’s recent releases of “Jaleo” with Nicky Jam, “Hoovela” with Croatian DJ/producer TWIIG and Aoki’s pop anthem, “Be Somebody” featuring Multi-Platinum vocalist Kiiara and Multi-Platinum DJ & producer Nicky Romero, that had its premiere performance on The TODAY Show.
Neon Future III Tracklist:
Steve Aoki – Neon Future III (Intro)
Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson – Just Hold On
Steve Aoki – Waste It On Me ft. BTS
Steve Aoki & Nicky Romero – Be Somebody ft. Kiiara
Steve Aoki – Pretender ft. Lil Yachty & AJR
Steve Aoki – A Lover And A Memory ft. Mike Posner
Steve Aoki – Why Are We So Broken ft. blink-182
Steve Aoki – Golden Days ft. Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World
Steve Aoki – Our Love Glows ft. Lady Antebellum
Steve Aoki – Anything More ft. Era Istrefi
Steve Aoki x Lauren Jauregui – All Night
Steve Aoki – Do Not Disturb ft. Bella Thorne
Steve Aoki – Lie To Me ft. Ina Wroldsen
Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz & Elvis Crespo – Azukita
Steve Aoki & TWIIG – Hoovela
Steve Aoki & Don Diablo x Lush & Simon – What We Started ft. BullySongs
Steve Aoki – Noble Gas ft. Bill Nye
Outside of music, Aoki has been busy recently with multiple projects including donating his set of touring gear to The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, becoming the first-ever electronic artist to be in an exhibit at the museum, and the third DJ ever to become an official part of American history. The exhibit, “Dolby Gateway to American Culture” was opened to the public on October 19th. Aoki has also been featured as the face of Diesel’s new Full Guard 2.5 touchscreen smartwatch which just launched on October 9th and participated in a panel for his just launched dystopian comic book series, Neon Future, which debuted at New York Comic Con earlier this month.
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