• Muzik First


Burgeoning pop star Tai Verdes, who broke through in a big way at radio and streaming with his hit “A-O-K,” brings the heat with his new song, "Let's Go to Hell." In the music video for the track, Tai and his girl heat things up at the country club and eventually burn them to the ground before they both burst into flames themselves. "This new music is the next era. Everything is HD. I've never sat on songs for so long...but I'm excited to get them out into the world," Tai says in a statement. "This project is a continuation of what I started with [my 2021 album] TV. Telling stories about my experiences. Giving my perspective. And singing about new topics. I can't wait to keep this thing moving forward." In addition to the new music, Tai also announced that he will be participating in a one-on-one conversation with "Variety" as part of the 2021 ASCAP Experience on November 17. He'll chat about finding success on TikTok and how it helped lay the foundation for him as an artist. The 26-year-old Verdes has attracted headlines like “Tai Verdes Is on Top of the World” (V magazine) and “Get Used to Seeing the Name Tai Verdes” (Stereogum). Among the parts of his, seemingly “overnight” success story Verdes will discuss are how he’s racked up two billion views on social media, and how “A-O-K” has accumulated more than 200 million streams globally, since becoming a TikTok phenomenon. Verdes will also talk about the more immediate and practical matters songwriter-artists face on the way to releasing music and getting to those numbers, like navigating publishing credits.