Singer, songwriter and producer khai dreams unveils two remixes of their track “Sunkissed” by again&again and Phum Viphurit today—listen and watch visualizers HERE. The original version of the track is taken from their 2019 EP, Now and Then, and has been streamed over 85 million times and used in over 300,000 videos on TikTok.
“again&again is a group formed by Atwood, who is a long-time collaborator and dear friend of mine. I knew they could do something really sick with the remix and I’m really proud of how it turned out,” khai says about the again&again remix.
“Phum is such a cool artist with a really unique sound. I really had no idea what his remix would sound like, but it came out so dope!” khai says about the Phum Viphurit remix.
International collaborative collective again&again consists of Colliding With Mars, Garrett., Ryce, planet girl, juicebox caviar, Bluknight, Wet Day Timetable and founding member Atwood, with whom khai collaborated on their 2018 EP Nice Colors.
Phum Viphurit is a Thai-born, New Zealand-raised singer and frequent 88rising collaborator who first earned international fame with the track “Lover Boy,” which has accumulated more than 67 million views on Youtube.
The “Sunkissed” remixes follow the track’s official video—directed by Daniel Iglesias Jr. (Wallows, AJ Mitchell) and produced by Stray Dog Films—which follows khai and their love interest through a sunny day of swimming, ukulele playing, aimless driving and other leisurely activities.
Following a string of breakout singles in 2017—including “Lost In You,” which has racked up nearly 70 million streams, and “Through and Through”—khai shared Nice Colors in 2018, a collaborative EP with Atwood, that showcased their “ability to craft a full-length body of work where no two tracks were quite alike,” according to Ones to Watch.
The following year, khai released the Now and Then EP, featuring “Sunkissed” and six others. contemporary hip- hop and R&B to modern indie, surf rock, and neo-soul, khai’s dreamy brand of intimate pop has helped them amass more than 475 million career streams and a dedicated online following.
Khai dreams is a 21-year-old, half-Vietnamese singer, songwriter and producer born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. With an eclectic blend of influences ranging from
Inspired by anime, the idyllic sounds of the ukulele and pressing discussions about gender and police brutality, khai dreams has collaborated with several artists including mxmtoon, Atwood, Forrest, Dream Easy Collective, biosphere and RudeManners. Khai is slated to release new music this year, following a critical period of self-reflection that found them reconfiguring their intentions and artistry within the context of these unprecedented times.