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NEW ZEALAND-BASED INDIE POP BAND ALAE BRINGS SMASH SINGLE TO THE U.S.

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After a massive release in New Zealand and Australia, Indie Pop band, Alae, is bringing their latest single, “Summer Thing,” to the United States. 

“Summer Thing” is the second release from Alae’s impending EP, slotted for release later this year via Anti Gravity records and produced by Justin Gray (John Legend, Amy Winehouse). 

“This song is about finding someone so perfect that they feel like summer,” says Alex Farrell-Davey, frontman for Alae. “It’s about someone who just feels good to be around – it’s as though it’s summer forever when you’re with them.” Alae once again enlisted award-winning duo Vision Thing to direct the video for “Summer Thing,” who took this concept of a perfect match and ran with it. “This song is so catchy we’re pretty sure it’s going make even goths want to dance on the beach,” says Ian Sweeney of Vision Thing.  “So that’s the idea we pitched to the band: a male goth trying to win over a female goth with a sick song and some slick moves. We’re really proud of this video.”

First released in New Zealand in February, “Summer Thing” quickly racked up hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify.  Additionally, “Summer Thing” was the #1 most added song to New Zealand Radio, the #2 Independent Radio Air Play Song for five consecutive weeks, and the #10 most Shazammed song in New Zealand.

Listen to “Summer Thing Here

 “Summer Thing” is Alae’s follow-up to their massively popular song, “Hit Me Where It Hurts,” which was used for TV 3 Summer campaign on NZ TV and has a groundbreaking music video with five different directors. 

Alae’s debut album, Henry St. hit #1 on the iTunes Alternative NZ Chart and IMNZ Chart in New Zealand and has garnered over four million streams. To date, Alae has performed at Rhythm & Vines and Homegrown Festival and has shared the stage with artists like Angus & Julia Stone, Lake Street Drive, John Butler Trio, James Morrison, and Callum Scott. “Summer Thing” is out now through all digital streaming outlets. 

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