Popular Indian-American pop collective, ‘THEMXXNLIGHT, is gearing up for the world premiere of their second independent release, “Naughty Or Nice”.
This track marks the first performance of the identical twin brother duo Luv (Krish Chandani) and Kush (Akash Chandani) of ‘THEMXXNLIGHT’ (pronounced as moonlight) with American rapper Wiz Khalifa, making them the first American artists. born in India with whom to collaborate. rap royalty.
The 25-year-old twin brothers have been a key component of Khalifa’s previous releases, but this track marks the duo’s first feature with the American rapper on their independent release.
The track’s central theme revolves around a classic teenage love saga, in which the twins take turns humming about raging emotions and mixed cues centered around a love interest.
The accompanying cinematic video projects an eerily avant-garde vibe, blurring the lines between illusion and reality. For the number, the duo have also collaborated with revered camp producer Taylor Gang, Sledgren.
Referring to how Wiz Khalifa got involved in the project, Akash Chandani told IANS, “We had actually completed the song without the Wiz Khalifa verse a few years ago when we started working with Sledgren. At the time, we had no idea that we would collaborate with a legend like Wiz Khalifa. After our performance on Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Rolling Papers 2’, we met with several major labels to discuss our career and show them our unreleased music. “
The duo shared that before, ‘Naughty Or Nice’ only had a voice and the labels recommended that they postpone the release until they had a good enough global feature.
After tons of studio sessions with Wiz Khalifa and after their Sunburn India performance with him, they felt like they had taken their relationship to the next level.
He added, “One day, we randomly decided to play the song for him in the studio to get his initial feedback. He immediately stood up and started dancing and asked, ‘Will you want an article on this? Man, your voice sounds crazy. I’ll get on it right now. ‘ About 30 minutes later, he completed his verse and the engineer arranged the song. We must have played it about 20 times. The vibes were incredible and we were so proud of ourselves at the time. “
Krish shared that there was no studio or large setup, it was just the two brothers, the mic, and a computer when the track was initially recorded.
He said: “This is the most anticipated song of our entire career so far. We are proud of how far we have come and of representing the Indian community around the world. This is a great moment. Words cannot describe how I feel. Very grateful for all the support thus far and for the love that Wiz Khalifa has shown us over the years. “
The identical twins have interesting global collaborations with Megan Thee Stallion, Travis Scott, French Montana, Swae Lee, TM88, DJ Snake, Kirko Bangz, Roy Woods, Raja Kumari, Sukh-E, and Mickey Singh.
The track ‘Naughty Or Nice’ will be released worldwide on July 30 on digital audio streaming platforms.
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