JP Saxe, today releases his latest single, ‘Hey Stupid, I Love You”, from his forthcoming project out later this year. The track was written by JP and Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes) and produced by Ojivolta. It is accompanied by an official quarantine-style, heartwarming music video, directed by Lillie Wojcik. Watch below
JP explains: “I’ve recently figured out that when someone asks you for more love, it’s easier just to give it to them, than to convince them they don’t need it. Also, after a few songs that feel a lot like who I am alone at 3am at my piano, grueling and emotional, this one feels more like me at 3pm, and it feels like the way I love – rambling, and dorky but ultimately sincere. That’s what we wanted the video to feel like, and shooting it with long distance lenses all outside made for a real silly (and sunburnt) day.”
The new single follows the success of JP’s duet with GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, Julia Michaels, titled “If The World Was Ending.” Produced by the five-time Grammy Award winner FINNEAS (Billie Eilish), the track reached number 14 in the Official UK charts and remained in the Top 40 for 12 weeks . Having gained early support at Radio 1 (Best New Pop) and Beats 1 (Zane Lowe), it has also been backed by Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, Sunday Times Culture,Idolator, Wonderland, Hollywood and many more. The single has had over 750 million streams across all platforms as well as over 88 million official video views.
Despite being released in October 2019, “If The World Was Ending” continued to strike a powerful chord at the peak of the pandemic. To help support the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in its global response to COVID-19, JP and Julia tapped GRAMMY® Award-winners Alessia Cara, H.E.R, Keith Urban, Sam Smith and more for a special charity video, with all proceeds donated to Doctors Without Borders. The new rendition was praised by Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, TIME Magazine, V Magazine, Popsugar and more.
JP made his late night TV debut performing “If The World Was Ending” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last November, with a follow-up remote performance on The Late Late Show With James Corden during quarantine in April.
Toronto-raised and now based in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter JP Saxe forges a deep connection by writing songs rich with universal emotions and human experiences. After collaborations with Charlotte Lawrence and Guapdad 4000, he released his debut EP ‘Hold It Together’ in February. Over the last year, JP completed a North American tour with Noah Kahan, select shows with Jeremy Zucker, and joined Lennon Stella on her European tour which culminated with two nights at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
JP has started a weekly IG live series called “HOMETEAM LIVE” where he performs original music, and invites artists and friends from all genres and backgrounds for thoughtful conversation and performances.
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