Disc jockey and producer Dardan “Regard” Aliu, 27, of Kosovo and Albania has shared his brand new single “You” with Troye Sivan, 25, of Australia and Tate McRae, 17, of Canada via Ministry of Sound. This is after the announcement of Regard’s 2021 BRIT Award nomination for Best British Single on the track called “Secrets” featuring Rachel Agatha “Raye” Keen, 23, of England.
Sophisticated, euphoric and effortlessly sultry, the 1980s-inspired anthem flirts between Sivan and McRae’s ethereal and confessional lyricism, singing, “When I talk to my friends, I talk about you. When the Hennessy’s strong, all I see is you.”
Speaking on the new track, Regard shares enthusiasm that “You” is finally being released. He said, “The entire song gives me wavy emotions with the angelic vocals from Tate and Troye.”
McRae also had an amazing experience working with Regard and Sivan on this effortlessly solid club thumper. She said, “It’s a totally different vibe than any of my usual songs, but still has the emotional and lyrical depth that I always try to write.”
Regard is quickly generating a global buzz and not so quietly cementing his status as a renowned force in music with a BRIT Award nomination under his belt alongside leading one of 2021’s biggest collaborations so far with two of the world’s most in demand figures in pop. In 2019, he garnered global attention with his debut single “Ride It” in 2019, which became an international hit taking the internet and TikTok by storm.
“Ride It” has sold over 1 million records to date while “Secrets” was recently certified Platinum. So far, Regard has amassed 2.2 billion combined streams and 9 million worldwide sales.
McRae is also a platinum-selling artist with over 1.8 billion career streams with over 3.3 million subscribers and nearly 500 million video views on YouTube. She was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2021 as the youngest musician on the list as well as Apple Up Next For March 2021, YouTube’s Artist On The Rise and MTV’s Push Artist For July 2020.
Sivan has amassed over 8.4 billion combined global streams. His numerous awards include a Billboard Music Awards trophy, three MTV Europe Music awards and two GLAAD Media wins.