Multi-talented viral singer, songwriter, and producer JVKE releases his debut album ‘this is what feels like (Vol. 1-4)’ via AWAL. Alongside the album release is an accompanying video of a visual experience for the eight album tracks.
Written, recorded and produced entirely by JVKE and his brother ZVC in his Rhode Island home, the album is a collection of songs that document the life cycle of a relationship. Broken into 4 stages, (falling in love, heartbreak, sadness, and falling out of love) JVKE carefully crafted melodies, lyrics, and production to simulate the feelings that the titles describe and that he experienced himself in this cycle. The track list reﬂects the order of these cycles and JVKE hopes to evoke emotion at every turn during each chapter.
JVKE boldly claims this as his ‘ﬁrst and last album’ as he hopes to step away from the album label and constraints that have been put on other artists for his future releases. He aims to be more accessible to his fans in this way. Cumulatively, JVKE has amassed over 550 million streams, 26+ billion views of his music across YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, and built an audience of 10 million-plus followers on his social media pages.
The release of ‘this is what feels like (Vol. 1-4)’ follows the massive success of JVKE’s recent single “golden hour” which has amassed over 65 million streams to date, receiving over 2 million streams per day. The track marked JVKE’s ﬁrst entry on the Billboard Hot 100. The track impacted US Top 40 radio and was the #2 most added song with 43 adds, and it has also entered over 20 Top radio stations across Asia including Asia Pop 40.
The popularity of “golden hour” pushed it into Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits, and reached #1 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart and Global Viral chart simultaneously. JVKE’s viral TikTok that features the song has amassed over 6.7 million likes and over 34 million views to date.
Cumulatively, JVKE has amassed over 550 million streams, 26+ billion views of his music across YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, and built an audience of over 10 million followers on his social media pages. Most recently, JVKE released his latest single “i can’t help it”, which interpolates the beloved track “Can’t Help Falling in Love”.
Previously, he released his single “this is what heartbreak feels like,” a follow up to his viral 2021 release “this is what falling in love feels like,” which has amassed over 210 million streams to date globally and entered Spotify’s viral charts in 51 markets and Top 200 charts in 15 markets globally including Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong and more territories, as well as Shazam’s Top 200 Chart in 99 markets. His breakout hit “Upside Down” took the internet by storm in 2020 and has generated over 200 million streams to date which was followed up by a Charlie Puth remix that received a nomination for a Trending: VMA Award.
JVKE has seen incredible growth in Asia in less than a year, and his recent collaborations with RAMENGVRL followed by Stephanie Poetri – arguably some of the most prominent faces in Asia’s music scene –is the cherry on top of his already stratospheric rise in the region. Currently, JVKE’s Top 5 Streaming Cities worldwide include Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta.
Since his meteoric rise, JVKE has been able to stand out amongst his peers and cut through the virility to establish himself as a genre bending artist and producer on the rise. In addition to his own artist project, JVKE has carved a lane for himself in the production world including his work with global DJ superstars Galantis and on Eric Bellinger’s GRAMMY® nominated album, ‘New Light’.
Recently, JVKE featured prominently in the trending VOX documentary “We tracked what happens after TikTok songs go viral”. In addition to what the documentary portrays, he has been able to stand out amongst his peers and cut through the virility to establish himself as a multifaceted artist on the rise.