THE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘CLAP YOUR HANDS’
OUT NOW – FEBRUARY 18th
Stream the song here
Forthcoming album to feature collaborations with
Boys Noize, The Knocks, Good Times Ahead, and Victor Flash
In France, and around the world, 25-year-old Valentin Brunel AKA Kungs has become the new face of French electronic music due to his world-renowned smash “This Girl” (vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners) which has garnered 6.5 billion streams and reached 13x Diamond status. By 2016, he had become the most Shazamed French artist in the world.
Four years later, after having performed live shows and DJ sets all over the world, with notable appearances at the most prestigious international festivals (Coachella, Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Summer Sonic…), Kungs initiated a Mediterranean-inspired digital party dubbed Club Azur, to deal with the gloom of the global pandemic. This uninhibited party movement gave birth to a strong desire to bring people together through music, which was embodied by the hit “Never Going Home”, a track that people dance to all over the world during the summer of 2021. “Never Going Home” climbed the charts worldwide, reaching #3 in Italy, and going Top 10 in France, Poland, and the Netherlands. The hit seduced top dance radio stations in the USA, making it to #7 on the global Shazam chart and #3 in the Shazam global electronic charts. A new international hit was born, accumulating over 267 million streams worldwide.
Less than a year after this world-beating success, the album “Club Azur ” arrives March 18, heralded by the single “Clap Your Hands,” out now. A feel-good anthem with a children’s choir, “Clap Your Hands” is a joyous and sun-kissed tune that advocates lightness and playfulness. The track is infused with Italo-disco vibes and comes complete with a darkly funny and apocalyptically-inspired video (watch it here).
Featuring collaborations with Boys Noize, The Knocks, Good Times Ahead, and Victor Flash, ‘Club Azur’ is poised to establish Kungs as the party-starter of 2022 and beyond.
‘Club Azur’ Album tracklist
Fashion (with Boys Noize)
Never Going Home
Clap Your Hands
Quanto Tempo (with Victor Flash)
People (with The Knocks)
Without You (with Good Time Ahead)
Kungs (pronounced Koongs), aka Valentin Brunel, is a fresh-faced producer from the south of France. He started his musical career with a djembe gifted by his parents to him at the age of five. From these early days Valentine’s day in the world of rock’n’Roll classics with his father. From The Who to The Kooks with many in-between, this essential listening to the first steps to Kungs inspiration as an artist. The only talent that has ever exploded in the dance pop spectrum for a fresh, unique European talent that is only still 21, he possesses a musical gift that is only set to springboard to extortionate new heights .
His unavoidable, global hit of a track ‘This Girl’ – a remake of a smooth, underground funk track from Australian trio Cookin ‘On 3 Burners – took the soulful, high vocals of the original and injected a deep house, sunshine-filled vibe that rippled from Europe, to the US and beyond. Taking # 1 braces across an eye-popping 45 countries including his native France, and dozens of Top 10 placements across Austria, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland ; Kungs’s success in an eye blink, but make no mistake, he’s no one trick pony.
Also winning awards that you will be proud of, Kungs managed to claim his uniqueness and talent for a scoop for ‘Best Electro Album Of The Year’ at The Victories of Music – a French prize comparable to the Grammys – as well as NRJ Awards for « DJ of The Year ‘and’ Best French DJ ‘ , beating David Guetta and DJ Snake to the accolade.
With a hugely impressive live show that has taken him to perform at the World’s greatest events and comings ; Coachella, Tomorrowland, ULTRA Miami, EDC, Parookaville, Ministry of Sound and Boots,representing a single needle in a haystack, Kung ‘s broad spectrum of sound and universal appeal only keeps on multiplying exponentially. Working closely with prestigious British fashion house Paul Smith at Paris Fashion Week appearing to guest on shows and beyond into styling ventures with the iconic brand, only further confirms his diversity as an artist that spans music-lovers, tend-forecasters, fashion-devoteesKungs stands strong at the center of this unique cocktail of sizzling hits and rare talent.
US TOUR DATES
6/22 @ Jemaa The NoMad Pool Party – Las Vegas, CA