July 22, 2024
Following the release of their collaborative single, “WAKE UP,” pop newcomers Ronnie Watts and Jorlov pair the track with an intimate montage video. Blending elements of grunge, trap and electro-pop, “WAKE UP” offers itself up as a safe space listeners can turn to in their darkest moments. Ronnie explains,“when you wake up in the middle of the night, the world feels frozen and it feels like you’re the only one awake. You have to have something to get you through when life gets tough, I hope people will hear this song and feel like they have two new friends to lean on.” The accompanying visual serves as a casual glimpse into Ronnie and Jorlov’s friendship, showcasing each individual artist’s highest highs and lowest lows. The track’s dual melancholy and catchiness runs parallel the intimate moments the camera catches of Ronnie and Jorlov, physically apart and alone on their own beds, but sonically fused together. Again, “WAKE UP” reminds you that you are never alone. Both visually and sonically, Ronnie and Jorlov come from opposite worlds. Though seemingly from two different genres, Watts’ soft-spoken, heart-wrenching lyrics melt seamlessly with Jorlov’s heavy-hitting trap influenced beats and commandeering flow. The video shines in its ability to perfectly capture the camaraderie of both artists. The two friends’ formula proves to be a match made in heaven as this follows their previous collaboration “Dreams” featuring Brody Hale. The collaboration comes after Ronnie’s recently released debut EP ‘I Don’t Trust U At All.’ The project garnered over 1 million streams and praises from American Songwriter, EARMILK Pop Justice, Pop-Culturalist, Spindle and more. Since then Ronnie released a new version of her breakout single “Famous In California” and remix to the track “Sad Summer.” “Sad Summer” caught the attention of multi-platinum selling artist and “Hey, Soul Sister” singer Pat Monahan of Train. The Rochester native’s delicate vocals and evocative songs not only earned her Tilly’s “Social Star Search Contest” and the title of “Best Local Song” on WNY radio, but also caught the attention of Universal UK management / label imprint W!ZARD Talent, who quickly signed the talented teen. Through each of her releases, Ronnie has elevated her sound while deepening her vulnerability. In all aspects, Ronnie has pushed herself as an artist, displaying growth and consistently releasing songs and visuals that speak to her level of introspection. This latest collaboration continues to highlight Ronnie’s effortless ability to emotionally connect with her audience.
ABOUT RONNIE WATTS: Rising from the suburbs of Rochester, New York is an artist on her way to stealing the top spot on everyone’s playlist. Ronnie Watts discovered her ability to sing like many others before her – at a young age she was sat in her parent’s bedroom when her mother caught her singing along to a pop song before screaming in excitement – however, everything since then has been wholly unique. In her nostalgic, classic style, Ronnie Watts has spent most of her youth honing her song-writing ability, building a recording studio in her basement, and journaling her heartbreak through the lens of pop music. Along the way, she’s picked up a slew of dedicated followers on social media, collaborated with producers such as Lemarroy (Sony Music Mexico) on original music and become a regular on the live circuit in New York. What makes Ronnie Watts connect is her ability to, after singing just a few lyrics, make the walls fall from around you and place you exactly in the time and place she’s singing about – which, much of the time, is somewhere between youthful bliss and teenage angst; a fine line relatable to many of Ronnie’s young followers. Simply put: Ronnie Watts is the modern hero for the suburban teen spending their nights listening to heartbreak tunes in their bedroom.