The globally renowned pop group PRETTYMUCH mark the start of a new era with ‘Stars’, the first track to preview their ‘Smackables’ EP, which will be released on January 29th under a new deal with Sire Records. As the band’s first music since 2019, ‘Stars’ officially kicks off PRETTYMUCH’s highly-anticipated return to the spotlight.
PRETTYMUCH commented, “We are super excited to show the world how hard we have been working, not only on ourselves, but on the new music that is to come. We decided we needed a full reset to re-evaluate our goals and what success looks like to us. We are producing and writing all this music from a real and mature place and authenticity is driving the ship. We owe it to the fans for waiting this long, but now the wait is over and well worth it!”
The guys show off their signature moves in the out-of-this-world video, which was choreographed by Ian Eastwood (Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper) and directed by Natalie Fält.
Comprised of Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Zion Kuwonu, Nick Mara and Austin Porter, PRETTYMUCH have been hustling since their inception. Early singles like ‘Would You Mind’ and ‘Summer On You’ got them noticed by popheads and critics; later projects, like last year’s ‘Phases’ and ‘INTL:EP’, helped them achieve liftoff, building on their strong musical roots as they worked their way to the top.
To date, the band have accumulated more than a billion audio and video streams, with a combined social following of 6.3 million. They have sold out two headline tours and opened for Khalid, and were named Artists to Watch by Rolling Stone, MTV and the Los Angeles Times, with Billboard honouring them in their ‘21 Under 21’ list three years in a row.
They were nominated as Best Boy Band at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Best PUSH Artist of the Year at the 2018 MTV’s Video Music Awards, Best Group at the 2019 MTV’s Video Music Awards and Choice Music Group at the Teen Choice Awards 2019. Their television performances include The Late Show with James Corden, Good Morning America, Fox’s A Christmas Story special, the 2017 Teen Choice Awards, and the 2018 MTV VMAs, and they have partnered with A-list brands such as Puma, Kellogg’s, Moncler, FujiFilm and Hollister.