A picture may be worth a thousand words, but PinkPantheress’ latest post left fans speechless.
Dropping her new track “Turn Your Phone Off” with Destroy Lonely on Thursday (July 13), the UK songstress glistens with a performance that’s been nearly vaulted for two years. “Love his artistry, love a random collab,” she wrote about Lone on Twitter, wowing with her trademark twinkling lines over fast-paced, percussive-heavy production. “Was it something I said?”, Destroy Lonely drawls over the sweltering drum-and-bass cut, finally putting rumors to bed of how his sound would mesh with PinkPantheress’s.
“After years of having this song in the vault, I’m so happy I can release ‘Turn Your Phone Off’ with someone who has spearheaded his own sound and incorporates beautifully into mine, Destroy Lonely.”PinkPantheress per release
To announce the record, Pantheress wrote, “Ur wish… my command. July 14,” posing next to Lone in a black-and-white photo. The Opium trendsetter continues his tear as one of the hottest rising stars in recent memory alongside Ken Carson, who revealed that he wanted to work with PinkPantheress in the past. Perhaps a 00-Pink collab is also in the cards down the line, especially with the “ANTAGONIST Tour” in sight and a potential collab with the other half of “Boy’s a liar, Pt. 2” star Ice Spice.
Pantheress’ debut album, to hell with it (2021), was a smash amongst new wave listeners, as her eclectic, twinkling club sound has found its way into the sonic stylings of virtually every blossoming pop star. Since her Billboard chart-topping hit “Boy’s a liar” peaked at No. 3 after Ice Spice hopped on the remix, Pantheress has become an industry darling and a marquee act for festivals like Rolling Loud and Wireless in recent months. On top of working with Mura Masa, WILLOW, Lil Uzi Vert, Skrillex, Trippie Redd and more, PinkPantheress’ “cute core” sound and impact in two short years is undeniably felt.
Lonely occupies a different side of the same coin. While Pantheress is known for her light, angelic and airy soundscapes, Destroy Lonely employs a rock-infused, dark and demonic styling that’s ultimately defined music in its current state. The 00 dark lord’s latest album If Looks Could Kill and NOSTYLIST have asserted the Playboi Carti pupil’s untouchable run in 2023 — marking his reign as the ruler of rage for years to come.
Just as it appears, Lone and Pantheress are what happens when dark meets light.
Listen to “Turn Your Phone Off” below!