Los Angeles-based electronic duo Phantoms (aka Kyle Kaplan and Vinnie Pergola) have finally released their anticipated new single “Lay With Me” featuring actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens via Casablanca/Republic Records.
Both the Phantoms and Vanessa have been teasing this collaboration for months. But the trio’s connection is not a new thing. Kyle and Vinnie grew up with Vanessa and have known her for years.
“Making this song was such a serendipitous experience.” “We grew up with Vanessa then weirdly ran into her at the airport last year and talked about working on music at some point. Then a few months later we got in the studio and recorded this song. It was a cool way to reconnect since the last time we all hung out we were around 16 years old. So happy this song is finally out, it’s one of our favorites.”Vanessa adds, “I’m so excited about this song and music video. I loved being in the studio again working with phantoms. Crazy we reconnected all these years later and got to create something we’re all very proud of.”
Last year Vanessa teamed up with Shawn Hook to release “Reminding Me”. She also been busy with numerous movie projects and being a judge on the So You Can Think You Dance!
In the past year, Phantoms have topped the charts with their single “Just A Feeling” [feat. VÉRITÉ] from the duo’s self-titled debut, Phantoms.
“Just A Feeling” hit the #1 spot on the Sirius/XM BPM Top 20 Countdown for over eight weeks and shattered the previous record in the process.
The single held the #1 spot at Dance Radio for 4 straight weeks in addition to peaking at #1 on the iTunes Top Electronic Songs Chart and raking up over 3 million Spotify streams. This summer, Phantoms played Firefly Festival, Electric Forest, and Billboard Hot 100 Festival. Applauded by NPR, Billboard, Dancing Astronaut, and more.
They have also announced a string of North American Tour dates that kicked off this month in Brooklyn and continues with stops around Los Angeles, Orlando, and Washington D.C. through the end of the year. You can see all the dates and ticket info HERE.
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