(New York — March 17, 2017) Norwegian producer/songwriter team Stargate, comprised of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen, today releases the music video to their debut single as a recording artist “Waterfall” feat. P!nk and Sia. Click here to watch it now.
Shot at iFly in Ontario, California and directed by Malia James (Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan, Halsey), the innovative and futuristic video features world champion air dancers Inka Henriikka Tiitto and Amalie Hegland Lauritzen. The air dancing pair showcase their incredible skills by gracefully dancing in a wind tunnel with bursts of color, bringing “Waterfall” to life.
Released last Friday, “Waterfall” feat. P!nk and Sia has received outstanding critical response across the board including coverage in Fader, Pitchfork, and more with Entertainment Weekly selecting the song for their “Must List” upon release, proclaiming “[Stargate] kicks off the Song of the Summer race…with the help of labelmates Sia and Pink, who showcase their powerful pipes on this tropical banger” and Billboard declaring it “Effervescent…Stargate make a splash with ‘Waterfall’ …a strong offering combining the songwriting expertise the duo has spent the past decade honing with their expert knack for piecing it all together. The song’s infectious quality is anything but out of character for Stargate, leaving fans eager to see what else the duo has in store for us now that they’ve assumed their rightful positions in the driver’s seat.”
“Waterfall” was co-written by Stargate, Sia, Diplo, and Jr. Blender.
Stargate has written and produced major records for Beyoncé, Rihanna and Coldplay to name a few, and will feature some of their favorite artists on their forthcoming music.
As lifelong fans of American popular culture, Stargate has created their own sound drawing equal inspiration from hip hop, electronic music and classic Scandinavian songwriting. They´ve been early pioneers in erasing the boundaries between electronic dance music and hip hop, and have become a mainstay of today’s worldwide musical landscape.
LA-based Stargate will surprise, excite and inspire both existing and new fans through their own new forthcoming music, which will feature new, up and coming artists, as well as some of today’s biggest superstars.
Watch the video “Waterfall” feat. P!nk and Sia: http://smarturl.it/WATERFALLv
Stream/Buy “Waterfall” feat. P!nk and Sia:
iTunes – http://smarturl.it/WATERFALLi
Apple Music – http://smarturl.it/WATERFALLa
Spotify – http://smarturl.it/WATERFALLsp
Amazon – http://smarturl.it/WATERFALLaz
Google – http://smarturl.it/WATERFALLg
The producer/songwriter creative team, known for their chart topping genre crossing hits in the areas of R&B, pop, dance and hip hop, formed in Trondheim, Norway. Stargate is responsible for countless hits and has written and produced 10 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles in the U.S. and 11 in the UK, has won two Grammy Awards (2008’s Best R&B Song/Ne-Yo’s “Miss Independent” and 2010’s Best Dance Recording/Rihanna’s “Only Girl In The World”), and received 2007’s ASCAP U.K.’s Songwriter of the Year Award and 2009 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award.
Writer/producer credits include Beyoncé’s global smash “Irreplaceable,” Beyoncé and Shakira’s “Beautiful Liar,” extensive work with Rihanna including “Rude Boy,” “Don’t Stop The Music,” “Only Girl (In the World),” What’s My Name, “S&M, “Diamonds,” Selena Gomez’ “Come & Get It” and “Same Old Love,” Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” and Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Most recently, the creative team produced Coldplay’s album A Head Full of Dreams, co-wrote and produced Julia Michael’s current hit “Issues,” Major Lazer’s just released “Run Up,” and the Grammy-nominated single “Try Everything” recorded by Shakira and co-written with Sia for the animated film Zootopia.