with Stephen Puth
THIS EVENT IS 21+
A bona fide national treasure in her home country with an ever-broadening global fanbase, Astrid S has gained over 1 billion streams with hit songs such as “Hurts So Good”, “Think Before I Talk” and “Such A Boy”.
Astrid was born in the tiny Norwegian hamlet of Berkåk – “In the heart of Norway,” she says, “quite literally”. Music was her first love, soccer her second. After turning her focus primarily towards the former, she entered Norwegian Idol and went on to earn her first hit, “Shattered”. She signed to Sony ATV Music Publishing as a songwriter later that year and has since been honing her ear for a perfect pop chorus and identifiable, genre-bending lyrics. In 2018, Astrid sold out her Party’s Over World Tour with 32 shows in the US, UK and Europe before the release of her summer smash “Emotion”. Going from strength to strength, Astrid ended the year by joining Years & Years on their UK tour, culminating in a show at London’s O2 Arena.
2019 kicked off with the release of Astrid’s upbeat smash “Someone New”, alongside sold-out-shows in New York and Los Angeles. Shortly after, Astrid joined Swedish superstar Zara Larsson on her US-tour dates throughout April, concluding with the release of her huge, emotional single “The First One”.
The end of summer saw the release of Astrid’s highly anticipated EP, “Trust Issues”, which was followed by her sold-out “Stripped Down Tour” across the US and Europe. The EP consisted of five tracks, including inevitable fan-favorites “Doing To Me” and “Trust Issues”. The grand finale of the Stripped Down Tour was the surprise release of yet another EP, “Down Low”, which added four stripped down tracks to Astrid’s rapidly increasing catalogue.
As she looks towards her debut album and a 50 date World Tour in 2020, Astrid recalls exactly what pop music made her feel like as a young girl in a small town. ‘The moment I put a Discman on I was in another world. It was magical.’ Now she is ready to translate that early metamorphosis for her own fans. ‘To give them a world to get lost in as well.’ She is ready to colonize pop music with her own indefatigable energy. ‘Now I feel ready to fly.’
Stephen Puth knows that the most powerful, heartfelt songs in pop-music history are about love. A singer, songwriter, and musician, Puth also writes songs that traffic in affairs of the heart. Growing up, he developed his love for music by immersing himself in classic rock and becoming enamored with legends like Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Otis Redding, and Bill Withers. Classically trained in piano and self-taught on the guitar, he went on to become a songwriter-for hire, having written songs for artists such as The Vamps, Pretty Much, Daniel Skye, Jack & Jack, and Stanaj before deciding to become an artist in his own right. Now as one of Arista Records’ newest signees, Puth hopes to create music that resonates with people. “Most people’s lives consist of waking up, commuting, being at work, commuting, going to the gym, eating dinner, and falling asleep,” he says. “In between, there’s music. I hope my songs give people whatever they need to get through their day.”
Puth’s first two singles “Sexual Vibe” and “Half Gone” have amassed over 30 million streams, with the video for “Sexual Vibe” reaching over 12 million views. “Sexual Vibe” was featured in 21x New Music Friday playlists on Spotify, and 35x Best of the Week playlists on Apple Music. Moreover, it received adds on SiriusXM’s Hits 1, Spotfiy’s Pop Rising playlist and Appple Music’s The A-List: Pop. YouTube also named Stephen as a “Trending Artist On The Rise”. Half Gone” received critical acclaim from Billboard and Ones To Watch who praised Stephen for having a “flawless” voice as well as “creative lyrics and catchy melodies.” Continuing his steady ascent toward stardom, Stephen opened for Astrid S on her Los Angeles and New York show dates.
His latest release “Look Away” was co-written and produced by brother and fellow musician, Charlie Puth and was praised by the likes of Billboard, NYLON, L’Offiiciel, Young Hollywood and more. Puth performed “Look Away” on Live With Kelly & Ryan in October. He will release new music in November.