Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Stephanie Poetri continues her musical evolution with the release of her new single, “Invited,” out today via Infinite Thrills/88Rising. “Invited” follows Stephanie’s most recent single “Astrologically Illogical,” as well as a U.S. tour supporting Lyn Lapid, which saw Poetri winning over packed rooms across the country. While her music has been known for its soft, ethereal qualities, these new songs showcase her continued growth as a songwriter and see Poetri embracing the power of her voice with a bolder and edgier sound inspired by the indie rock she grew up with. “There weren't a lot of female artists in that world back then,” says Poetri, “so I see myself wanting to fulfill that position, and make songs that have a little bit of edge. I want to put some more femininity into indie rock.”
Growing up in Indonesia with a former trombonist and marching band instructor for a father, and a pop star for a mother it was the tropical house of Kygo and the melodies of K-pop that cemented Stephanie’s early interest in music. Her initial intention was to
be a tropical house producer, but after discovering and being inspired by K-Pop, Poetri started to take up songwriting. In the middle of her very first producing class, Poetri started releasing songs just for fun, the second release being her 2019 viral hit, "I Love You 3000,” reaching over 365 million streams to date, including 156 million views on the DIY video she and her sister made to accompany it, and a remix version, “I Love You 3000 II,” featuring Jackson Wang. Poetri did not end up finishing the producing class and has been writing and releasing music ever since.
Although her sound continues to evolve, a quality that continues to be ever-present in Poetri’s writing is her authenticity and sensibilities toward sharing relatable experiences with fans. “Invited” is an honest examination of ego and the need for inclusion and is inspired by the yearning to be invited to the party, while knowing you have no desire to attend. “Invited” and “Astrologically Illogical” follow the release of Poetri's collaborative tracks, “No Explanations'' (with Elephante and ZHANG YANQI)” and “Breakfast in Bed” (with gnash).” Next up, Poetri will be performing at Head in the Clouds Festival in
Los Angeles, CA taking place August 5th and 6th.
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The Indonesian-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Stephanie Poetri has released her bold and delightfully cheeky new single “Astrologically Illogical,” out today via Infinite Thrills/88Rising. While her music has been known for its soft, ethereal qualities that come through in her stunning alto voice, this song marks an exciting new chapter of powerful vocals, edgy lyrical prowess, and a healthy dose of indie-pop/indie-rock inspiration that is part of Poetri’s musical DNA. With this single, Poetri is inserting daring feminine energy into the pop-rock world.
Born on May 20th, Poetri taps into her Taurus qualities for inspiration, writing about a relationship that she finds to be successful, despite the two parties’ astrological signs being incompatible. Poetri says about the song, “I was inspired by this culture of checking our compatibility with one another through astrology. Based on my own experiences, even with signs I’m supposed to be compatible with, it doesn’t always feel accurate. So this song is a fun critique on how astrology doesn’t seem to work for me.”
Poetri has always possessed an uncanny ability to exhibit authenticity in her music, stemming from her strong songwriting sensibilities and desire to share relatable experiences with her fans. This authenticity connected right away, with her 2019 viral hit, "I Love You 3000,” reaching over 365 million streams to date, including 156 million views on the DIY video she and her sister made to accompany it, and a remix version, “I Love You 3000 II,” featuring Jackson Wang.
“Astrologically Illogical” follows the release of Poetri's latest tracks, “No Explanations” (with Elephante and ZHANG YANQI)” and “Breakfast in Bed” (with gnash).” Stephanie is performing her new music on tour with Lyn Lapid this summer, as well as at Head in the Clouds Festival in Los Angeles, CA in August. Watch her new music video below!
88Rising unveils the surprise announce of international artist Jessi to the lineup of Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival in Manila. Previously, more artists were announced to the setlist like Denise Julia, Manila Killa and SB19 were revealed as additional artists on Head In The Clouds Manila social profiles.
In October it was announced that the inaugural Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival in Manila will feature a stellar range of global as well as local talent including headliners Joji, Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian, eaJ, and YOASOBI. This year’s festival will also showcase performances from BIBI, MANILA GREY, Ylona Garcia, ATARASHII GAKKO!, MILLI, Zack Tabudlo and many more; plus special guest Grammy-winning hitmaker and electronic producer ZEDD.
All artists are scheduled to perform during the 2-day festival on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, 2022 at SM Festival Grounds Parañaque City.
Don't miss out as limited tickets are now available. Purchase your passes HERE.
Here's the final lineup that's about to be crazy:
With very special guest:
88rising is the pioneering global music & media company representing the best of Asian talent. 88rising was the first company to launch an Asian-centric music festival in the United States (Head in the Clouds Music & Arts Festival - now in its fourth year), the first to have an Asian artist top the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts and Spotify’s Weekly Global Albums chart, and the first to launch an all-Asian radio channel reaching all of North America. In 2021, 88rising executive produced and curated the soundtrack to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - Marvel Studios’ first Asian-American superhero. In 2019, they were awarded Label of the Year by NetEase, one of the largest music streaming platforms in China. With over 160 million followers across global social media platforms and over 40 billion total streams and views, 88rising’s global influence is undeniable.
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Lalisa Manobal aka Lisa from the global phenomenon girl group BLACKPINK recently took over Spotify's Dope AF Playlist and shared some of her favorite songs. She's been pretty busy with the release of her solo songs "Lalisa" and "Money," Lisa still had time to curate a surprising playlist.
According to NYLON Manila, the playlist contains a bunch of female artists and a handful of them are Filipinas. With Lisa being a global superstar, we weren't totally sure what kind of music we'd see on the playlist but we definitely love her wide range of taste in music. Each track shows a side of Lisa's style as an artist. She can do pop, hip-hop, and R&B. Check out which of your favorite Filipina artists Lisa included who are Dope AF!
"When You Love Someone" ft. H.E.R. - Tone Stith
"We Made It" - H.E.R.
"deja vu" and "good 4 u" - Olivia Rodrigo
"Selfish" and "How We Used To" - Stephanie Poetri
"Chatter" - Jess Connelly
"Best Friend" ft. Doja Cat - Saweetie
"GOR!LLAZ" - Karencitta
"Build a B*tch" - Bella Poarch
"You Like the Chase" - Marian Carmel
Dope AF is a playlist on Spotify that regularly highlights female Asian musicians. The description goes, “Dope, Asian, and Femme” and these ladies are killing it in the game. The songs all span from rap, hip-hop, R&B, pop, and slow jams giving everyone a track and artist for every mood. Lisa does a great job of mixing up the playlist with artists we all know while also introducing us to rising musicians.
We love to see female artists supporting other female artists! Which of the tracks above have you already heard and which ones are your new go-to? Tell us on @myxnews!
Lalisa Manoban is better known by her stage name, Lisa. Currently based in South Korea, she is a Thai rapper, singer, dancer, model, and member of BLACKPINK. Her career began in 2010, when she auditioned to join South Korean record label YG Entertainment in Thailand. Among the 4,000 applicants, she was the only individual to qualify and was offered a chance to become a YG Entertainment trainee.
In 2011, Lisa moved to South Korea to begin her formal training as a trainee, which lasted five years. She officially joined the label as their first non-ethnically Korean trainee later that year. In November 2013, she appeared in Taeyang's music video "Ringa Linga," where she was one of the background dancers. From 2015-2016, Lisa ventured into modeling for street-wear and cosmetic brands. K-Pop group BLACKPINK debuted in 2016, and she became the main dancer, lead rapper, a supporting vocalist. Lisa is also the first non-Korean YG Entertainment artist/The first foreign YG Entertainment artist.
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Indonesian-American singer Stephanie Poetri joins Dannieboi for a myxCLUSIVE and you'll love her 3000. Dannie said he was a little nervous because he was excited to meet her. It's okay, we were all fangirling along too! She takes us along her musical journey so far and how she's been able to make music during the lockdown with her latest song Selfish.
You may have heard Stephanie's music thru 88Rising, but she tells Dannie that she initially didn't want to be an artist. She comes from a musical family as her mom Titi DJ is also a pop singer and her dad is a music teacher. Just like all kids, she wanted to rebel against her parents but the power of music was too strong. After graduating, "I put out Appreciate which I didn't expect much to happen and the same with I Love You 3000." Fast forward to I Love You 3000 hitting #2 on the Asian charts and helping her continue in music.
"It was the song right before I was going to take a break in music. I wanted to go back to school and take a gap year. I already got into a school and realized that I wanted to pursue music."
Her latest single, Selfish came about during quarantine. She wanted an upbeat, acoustic song with a darker sound. Stephanie describes the song as having a crush on someone but it's not yet official so do you have the right to be jealous? Anyone in a MU (mutual understanding) relationship could relate. Check out the music video to get a feel for the song and vibe along with us!
We can expect more music on the way from Stephanie in the new year. She fills us in on her upcoming EP AM:PM. It'll be released early next year with 6 tracks, 3AM songs and 3PM. A song for every mood. Also, she's excited to go back on the road and perform. The first thing she would do when the pandemic is over is to go to the Philippines, hang out with fans, and do a live show.