Pop newcomers Ronnie Watts and Jorlov join forces in their powerful single, “WAKE UP.” With elements of grunge, trap and electro-pop, “WAKE UP” blends these unique sounds into an exhilarating tour de force. Behind its glimmering production lies a much deeper message on never giving up.
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.”
“WAKE UP” serves as a beacon for overcoming hardship, offering solace to those who feel alone. Addressing anxiety, hopelessness and depression, the two find ways to connect with listeners and guide them out of the darkness.
As harmonious as the two rising stars are together, each artist comes from opposite worlds. Ronnie, known for her soft-spoken emo-pop, is juxtaposed alongside Jorlov’s heavy-hitting trap influenced beats. While seemingly from two different genres, Watts’ heart wrenching lyrics combined with Jorlov’s commandeering flow melt seamlessly. “WAKE UP” shines in its ability to perfectly capture the talents of both artists in just over two minutes. 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, Pop Justice, Pop-Culturalist, Spindle and more. Since then Ronnie released a double single and remix to the breakout 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.
Since her signing, Ronnie has elevated her sound with each release displaying the growth as an artist and deepening vulnerability. In all aspects Ronnie has pushed herself as an artist, both in her music and the visuals that accompany them. Not only does her music resonate with fans across the world, but her level of introspection is resounding. With this collaboration, Ronnie continues to prove her star power in every opportunity she has the chance to shine.
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.
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