Fadil El Ghoul is a Dutch/Moroccan DJ and producer, well known as R3HAB, developing dance music for over a decade.
He has been earning a lot of notoriety through his famous remixes, including established names in the field like Afrojack, Pitbull, and Ne-Yo, only to mention a few ones.
His collaborations previously achieved more than 600M streams, with the likes of ZAYN, Andy Grammer, Sofia Carson, Olivia Holt, and more, spotting as one of the most talented and forward-thinking artists in the game.
R3HAB just got back to the scene with a new superpower collaboration, teaming up with Ava Max, Kylie Cantrall, and Jonas Blue for “Sad Boy” as a single from his’s Forthcoming Studio Album.
Even the title of the single is Sad Boy. It sounds like a dance-pop crossover that is both playful and uplifting, showcasing R3HAB‘s and Jonas Blue‘s exceptional production skills.
While Global pop superstar Ava Max‘s bold, powerful voice adds a sultry and heartwarming touch to the lyrics.
And the teenage lead star of Disney‘s “Gabby Duran & The Unsittables,” Kylie Cantrall is the perfect complement in her post-Disney artist debut.
“This is one of those records where the pieces fell into place quickly. Ava and I connected when I remixed ‘EveryTime I Cry‘ a few months ago. I heard the idea for ‘Sad Boy‘ and knew I had to make the record. Her voice is powerful and bold and a pleasure to work with. I’m glad for the opportunity to create with Jonas, as we’ve only remixed each others’ work but haven’t collaborated. He brings an uplifting and fresh direction to every record. It’s been great working with Kylie as well, looking forward to seeing her artistic journey take off.” – R3HAB
“Collaborating with these amazing artists on ‘Sad Boy‘ has been a highlight of my year, I’ve been talking to R3HAB about doing something together for years, and after working with Ava last year on ‘My Head & My Heart,’ this was the perfect moment for us all to come together on a song. To have an exciting new talent like Kylie jumping on that second verse and killing it was the cherry on the cake.” – Jonas Blue
“Had a blast collaborating with R3HAB, Jonas Blue, and Kylie on ‘Sad Boy‘. This song is all about having a crush on that dark, mysterious person people may not expect.” – Ava Max
“The first time I heard ‘Sad Boy‘ I thought I’d heard it before. It’s such a catchy song. There are so many contagious elements about it, the melody, that drop… Yeah, pretty much the whole thing! I couldn’t get it out of my head, I was singing it literally everywhere I went. So, when they asked me to jump on the song, I was like ‘What!?… Hell Yeah!’ I really feel super fortunate to get the chance to work with such insanely talented DJs/producers R3HAB and Jonas Blue, who are the best in the game! They could have stopped there, but once you add Ava Max on top of all that, I was literally at a loss for words. She’s such an incredible singer and performer, I feel honored to be on the song with her! The fact that I get to collaborate with these stars… needless to say, it definitely feels like a pinch-me moment.” – Kylie Cantrall