Even when you’re not taking into consideration the multiple smash hits between them, Brando and Kiesza are anything but your run-of-the-mill pair. Widely praised for their raw talent and authenic vocal sound, both artists have shaken up the industry with their distinct approach to music and now deliver an incredibly heartening collab where the sum is even greater than its parts: ‘Out Of My League’.
‘Out Of My League’ has got to be one of the most delightful vocal duets of recent times. Juggling the unique timbre of Armada Music star Brando with the honeyed vocals of Canadian artist Kiesza, this record is the soundtrack for anyone willing to take a chance in hopes of finding true love.
“‘Out Of My League’ is one of my favorite records I’ve made so far”, Brando says. “It was created in such an organic way, and I feel like the tracks I make that way tend to be my best. Avedon, Cody and myself really wanted to work on a tropical themed dance song that took us back to the days of not being in quarantine and the feeling of sitting on the beach in Belize sipping margaritas under the Caribbean sun. By pure luck, Kiesza – who is Cody’s good friend – was in town and wanted to stop by the session just to say hi. But instead of that, she hopped on the record, wrote a second verse and added a ukulele, miraculously making the whole record even better by turning it into this amazing duet. I think our fans are going to love it, so I can’t wait to hear their feedback.”
“‘Out of My League’ came about extremely organically when I stopped by the studio to visit my friend Cody”, Kiesza adds. “I had no idea Brando was going to be there as well and I also met the other producer, Avedon, for the first time that day. They were in the early stages of working on the song and I ended up joining the session with them. By the end of the session it had become this amazing duet and I’m so excited it’s coming out!”
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Brando was a major force behind Canadian duo Loud Luxury’s multi-million-stream, multi-platinum-selling hit song ‘Body’ (850 million streams on Spotify) and Don Diablo’s ‘Congratulations’ (more than 43 million streams on Spotify), the latter of which shot up the U.S. Mediabase Dance Chart through a surge of radio plays. His 2020 single called ‘Look Into My Eyes’, which reimagines Charles & Eddie’s ‘Would I Lie To You’, spent ten straight weeks atop Australia’s airplay chart, taking the crown for the most-played song of the year from The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’. The song even entered the Spotify Top 200 in Australia, Austria, Germany, Sweden and New Zealand, all while clocking up over 53 million streams across the most popular streaming platforms so far.
Kiesza became an instant star in 2014 when her impassioned vocal tune ‘Hideaway’ – currently clocking in at over 1 billion streams – and her top-selling debut album ‘Sound Of A Woman’ topped charts across the globe. Marquee talents rushed to work with her, and the rising Canadian talent soon featured on releases from the likes of Skrillex and Diplo (as Jack Ü), Duran Duran and Joey Bada$$ while brands such as Fendi and Maison Birks utilised her iconic image in their promotional campaigns. A life-changing car crash and head trauma brought Kiesza hurtling back to earth in 2017, after which she spent two years on hiatus recovering. And now, after making her triumphant return to the global stage with her own unique brand of pop music in 2020, Kiesza is set to wow her global audience again with this incredible vocal duet alongside Brando.