PNAU have become masters of the blockbuster collab, quickly building upon the international smash hit ‘Cold Heart’ with Elton John and Dua Lipa by delivering big moments with Troye Sivan (‘You Know What I Need’) and Khalid (‘The Hard Way’). This time around, the Australian electronica trio have teamed up with two fresh international stars in the shape of the international chart-topping and Grammy Award-nominated Bebe Rexha and the Puerto Rican crossover reggaeton sensation Ozuna for the new single ‘Stars’. The three artists share a huge following at Spotify with a combined total of more than 115 million monthly listeners.
‘Stars’ is an expression of pure positivity, delivered with PNAU’s alluring cocktail of pop-tinged modern disco, sleek electronica and pulsating bass. Bebe Rexha’s classy, superstar vocal elevates its feel-good vibe before Ozuna jumps on-board, his smooth Latin voice showing why he has become one of the world’s biggest artists. Collectively they ensure that ‘Stars’ has everything it takes to make a global impact.
PNAU’s Nick Littlemore says, “Music has the ultimate power to heal and bring forth energy that’s locked inside each and every one of you. ‘Stars’ is about finding that inner light and letting it shine so that all the world can see. The song is the culmination of magical beings working together. Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine working with Bebe Rexha and Ozuna in 2023.”
Bebe Rexha adds, “When PNAU first played me ‘Stars’ it catapulted me to another planet, the disco elements and the concept made me feel like I was floating. I loved collaborating with PNAU and Ozuna, they are both so talented and unique and I am so excited for the world to hear this collab.”
Finally, Ozuna comments “I have been a fan of Bebe Rexha and PNAU’s music for some time, so this is a dream collab in both English and Spanish that feels like a global track.”
The accompanying video for the track was directed by the multidimensional creative studio MELT, who created an eclectic and slightly surreal space opera which blends the kitschy charm of ‘70s sci-fi with psychedelic animation.