Los Angeles-based electronic duo Phantoms (aka Kyle Kaplan and Vinnie Pergola), alongside superstar actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, have released the official music video for new single “Lay With Me”. The music video is inspired by the history of friendship between Phantoms and Vanessa, giving a wink to the TV/Film phenomenon, High School Musical.
“Being that we all grew up acting in Disney shows, we wanted to pay homage to our past” Phantoms talk about the “Lay With Me” music video, “When we sat down with Vanessa to brainstorm ideas for the video, we knew that this idea was something both our fans and Disney fans alike would be excited to see. It represents us all growing up and moving on, but still remembering where we came from. Directed by The Dads, they did an amazing job of bringing our vision to life and making it really funny as well. We are super proud of how it turned out.”
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 out via Casablanca/Republic Records. “Just A Feeling” clinched the #1 spot on the Sirius/XM BPM Top 20 Countdown for over eight weeks and shattered the previous record in the process. It closed out 2017 as #1 on the Countdown and BPM’s “Breaker of the Year.” 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 clearing over 3 million Spotify streams. This summer, Phantoms played Firefly Festival, Electric Forest, and Billboard Hot 100 Festival.
Vanessa has also had a great year, shooting various movies, working with Jennifer Lopez as well as reprising her role as a judge on the popular dance show So You Think You Can Dance.
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