Rat City shares empowering new single “BAD” featuring Norwegian superstar Dagny
Ready for something bada$$? Super-producers Rat City joins forces with Norwegian pop star Dagny on their most infectious single yet. ‘BAD’ follows on the heels of Dagny, who won the Track of the Year on P3 Gold’s annual award show with the song “Somebody.” This track was also produced and co-written by Rat City (P3 is the Norwegian equivalent of the BBC Radio 1).
Rat City’s debut artist single “Kind of Love” was instantly catapulted to #1 on Shazam and #1 on Norwegian radio for 7 consecutive weeks. You can easily see why when you check out this track! The song has crossed 35 million streams, which is no easy feat, and spent 20 weeks on Spotify’s top 20 charts. The band has also collaborated with major talents Kiesza and Tungevaag. Talk about some major success.
And now let’s talk about that leader, Dagny. She sprang to success with the upbeat and contagious single ‘Backbeat’ in 2015 and hasn’t stopped since then! That track broke around the world on Top 40 radio and made her a star. Billboard, The Guardian, and NYLON have all provided their support for Dagny. She went on to co-write Katy Perry’s smash ‘Never Really Over.’ Finally, Dagny collaborated with luminaries such as Seeb, Steve Aoki, NOTD, Wombats, and Crystal Fighters. She is now one of Norway’s leading, most respected, and most exciting artists with over a billion combined streams to her name.
Regarding ‘BAD’s empowering message, Dagny states:
“I wrote “Bad” in Stockholm with Gustav Nyström and Hilda Stenmalm, before I went into the studio with Rat City who really helped bring the song to life. For me, the song is about finally standing up for yourself and being strong and bold in a challenging situation. It’s quite a dramatic song and lyric, which is quite the opposite of what I am, but sometimes it’s fun to be a more extreme version of yourself when you write. When I went into the studio I poured my heart into the song and took on the role of being BAD, I think it worked well and I’m really happy with how it’s turned out. I’m not one to hold a grudge and sometimes letting it all go in the studio is the way to stop that from happening.”
Rat City is a high concept audiovisual project seamlessly fusing song and image. As a result, Rat City was originally conceived by Norwegian songwriter/producers Kent and Cato Sundberg. The duo has been a part of the Stargate writing stable. To date, they have had six #1 songs across Scandinavia. Lasse Michelsen joined in 2018. Rat City has already had hits with Lila and Chris Holsten as well as remixing Mike Posner’s project Mansions. Finally, Rat City’s debut single ‘Kind of Love’ was #1 on Shazam. This was also received extensive Spotify playlisting, US radio airplay at SiriusXM, and iHeartRadio Evolution. This is all in addition to praise in Earmilk, YourEDM, and EDM Sauce. Check out this
amazing clip of Rat City performing ‘Kind Of Love’ on Norway’s biggest music TV show.
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