What do you get when you cross Conor Maynard, Kris Kross Amsterdam, The Boy Next Door and Shakira? A hit single apparently.
The Dutch DJ and producer trio KKA and Dutch producer The Boy Next Door collabed with YouTube sensation Conor Maynard to create their new song “Whenever”. Sampling Shakira, the track marks the second collab between KKA and Maynard. They previously released their hit single “Are You Sure?” in 2017. “Whenever” is available now through Spinnin’ Records / Parlaphone.
KKA said, “We are very proud that we could use the sample of Shakira’s 2001 hit single ‘Whenever, Wherever’. The track was written by Shakira and Gloria Estefan and we are huge fans of them. We’re really happy with the result and secretly hope they like it too!”
Conor Maynard continued, “It’s sick to be working with the Kris Kross boys again, it was such a laugh last time. This time we’ve done our take on a classic Shakira song so hopefully people will love it. Now all I need is a DM from Shakira saying I did a great job and that we should hang out sometime.”
Speaking about working with KKA and Conor for the first time The Boy Next Door said, “After my 2017 hit ‘La Colegiala’, I have been constantly looking for summery influences for my tracks. At a certain moment, I heard this classic Shakira tune again, which I hadn’t heard in a long time, and instantly got very inspired by it”.
TBND also added, “After the initial idea came to existence I asked Kris Kross Amsterdam to work with me on this track. We went into the studio together and after we finished the tune, they asked Conor Maynard, who Kris Kross Amsterdam worked with before, to add an amazing vocal to it. Conor immediately got excited about it and after one week everything was recorded and finished.”
Check it out:
Listen to the track on Spotify.