Multi-Platinum producer R3HAB joins forces with Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark to release “Sway My Way,” an organic take on Bic Runga’s popular song, “Sway.”
Talking about the song, R3HAB shares, “Every record reveals a new facet of the artist behind it. ‘Sway My Way’ might surprise some listeners, as it’s got a more organic and stripped-back feel than many of my singles, but I love the dynamic it brings. Amy is an incredible artist and a pleasure to work with, and I’m so glad she helped me bring this song to life.”
While Amy Shark says, “I have a lot of family from New Zealand, so naturally I grew up loving Bic Runga, and her song ‘Sway’ was one that I loved so much. When R3HAB asked me to join him and put my spin on the song, I jumped at it.”
“Sway My Way” follows on the heels of R3HAB’s previous release, “Turn The Lights Down Low,” with Timmy Trumpet and NINEONE#, and marks R3HAB going in a new direction, departing from his signature high-energy dance music to easygoing, more chill layers of sound.
R3HAB, aka Fadil El Ghoul, began his stellar career releasing remixes for Rihanna, Drake, Taylor Swift, and Calvin Harris, followed by dropping platinum-certified hits like “All Around The World (La La La)” and “Lullaby.”
Since then, he’s amassed more than eight billion streams, including over one billion in 2021. R3HAB has collaborated with Ava Max, ZAYN, Luis Fonsi, and Sean Paul, along with a host of others. Put simply, R3HAB is one of the world’s most celebrated, popular, and listened-to artists – his releases have gone gold, or platinum more than 70 times and he has performed on the main stage at elite music festivals around the globe.
Amy Shark burst onto the scene in 2016, releasing “Adore,” which was certified platinum six times. She followed with “I Said Hi,” also certified platinum six times. In 2018, she dropped her debut album, Love Monster, followed by 2019’s three-time platinum single, “Mess Her Up.” Love Monster received nine ARIA nominations, including Album of the Year, Best Female Artist, and Best Pop Release.
Cry Forever, Amy’s latest album debuted at number one on ARIA, and features “Love Song’s Ain’t For Us” with Keith Urban, co-written with Ed Sheeran.
“Sway My Way” opens on soft, gleaming tones topped by Amy’s deluxe and evocative voice. Delicious rhythm pulses with a low-slung cadence as gentle, luminous harmonics glide overhead, giving the song a creamy, glittering flow as well as quixotic flavors.
Rippling with alluring, glittering textures atop a spellbinding beat, “Sway My Way” reveals the vast scope of R3HAB’s enormous talent.