With a sample of Shakira’s smash hit ‘Whenever, Wherever’ alongside KKA’s and TBND’s mix of feel-good funky R&B, trap and house it is set to be a summer smash. The accompanying video was filmed in Cadiz, Spain (with KKA & TBND) and Florida (with Conor) and captures that ultimate sunshine holiday vibe.
Speaking of how the track came to life KKA say, “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 hopes the song will hit the sweet spot with Shakira and has said, “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 some time.”
Speaking about working with KKA and Conor for the first time The Boy Next Door says, “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. 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.”
‘Whenever’ is the second single KKA and Conor Maynard have released together and follows their 2017 hit ‘Are You Sure?’, which has had over 50 million streams and was supported by Radio 1, Capital FM and KISS Fresh.
Now they return with a scorching summer anthem alongside The Boy Next Door, which is set to become a hot new hit.