Special collaboration between hottest Gen Z stars with song written by YEONJUN and iann dior
SEOUL – July 22, 2022 – TOMORROW X TOGETHER (SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN, and HUENINGKAI) joined forces with multi-platinum selling, chart topping artist and creative iann dior for their newest release “Valley of Lies (feat. iann dior).”
With the collaboration, TOMORROW X TOGETHER and iann dior sing about a lonesome journey towards the end of a relationship. Copious lies from a lover have been piled up and turned love into “gray”—farewell seems to be an imminent conclusion.
In contrast to the song’s lyrical theme, “Valley of Lies (feat. iann dior)” boasts an upbeat and easy-on-ears indie alternative sound. Six voices come together around breezy acoustic guitar over mellow synthesizer and lively drum sounds. The song features songwriting by iann dior and YEONJUN.
“Valley of Lies (feat. iann dior)” avows the collaboration of the hottest Gen Z stars. The collaboration was initially suggested by iann dior, who showed interest in TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s trendy music. Gen Z’s ‘It’ boys TOMORROW X TOGETHER charted their 4th EP minisode 2: Thursday’s Child on No.4 of the Billboard 200, where it remained for nine consecutive weeks. iann dior featured in 24KGoldn’s 2020 single ‘Mood,’ which topped Billboard’s Hot 100.
Following “LO$ER=LO♡ER” and “Good Boy Gone Bad,” YEONJUN once again penned rap through “Valley of Lies (feat. iann dior).” YEONJUN successfully captivates listeners with tasteful lyrics and a unique voice, narrating the grief of a lover through the lyrics: “Yeah, through the valley of your lies / The water keeps flowing down / You won’t believe it’s all from my eyes.”
“Valley of Lies (feat. iann dior)” by TOMORROW X TOGETHER and iann dior is available worldwide on global music streaming platforms.
About TOMORROW X TOGETHER
TOMORROW X TOGETHER are regarded as K-pop’s voice of Gen Z for their musical narratives which focus on the common experiences and emotions of youth across the globe. Consisting of five members—SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN, and HUENINGKAI—TOMORROW X TOGETHER took the K-pop industry by storm, racking up over 10 ‘Rookie of the Year’ awards and selling out their first U.S. showcase across 6 cities in 2019, the year of their debut. TOMORROW X TOGETHER have been listed at the top of Billboard’s “25 Best K-Pop Songs of 2021: Critics’ Picks” with their 2021 release, The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE, and the subsequent album The Chaos Chapter: FIGHT OR ESCAPE was featured on Rolling Stone’s “The 50 Best Albums of 2021” as the only album by a Korean act. The quintet further expanded their global presence when they were nominated for “New Artist of 2021” and elected “Hero of the Year” at the BandLab NME Awards 2022. TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s newest 2022 release, minisode 2: Thursday’s Child, made its debut at No.4 on the Billboard 200. The ‘It’ boys are currently on their first world tour..
ABOUT iann dior
Multi-platinum selling, chart topping, iann dior has become one of the industry’s fastest rising new artists. Puerto Rican-born, Corpus Christi-raised Michael Iann Olmo (also known as “iann dior”) found success with the first song he ever wrote. After uploading to SoundCloud, the song gained 10,000 plays in its first week and caught the ear of Internet Money founder Taz Taylor who invited the budding songwriter to work with him in LA. Shortly afterwards, iann dior inked a deal with Elliot Grainge’s label 10K Projects in April 2019 and released his project Industry Plant.
2020 was a breakout year for the burgeoning star with his feature on the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit “Mood” with 24KGoldn, which is now certified 4x platinum and charted inside the Top 10 for 10 weeks. The duo performed the track on the The Voice, American Music Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and were nominated for 2 VMAS, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 1 AMA and 1 iHeart Radio Music Award for their success with “Mood.” iann has released songs with acts like Lil Baby, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Clean Bandit, Trippie Redd and more. Known as a highly versatile talent, his work has charted in Alternative, Pop, Rap and Electronic/Dance genres and has earned him the #1 spot on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. iann dior assures his fans this is only the beginning. “A number one album is up next… I want to become the number one artist in the world, and I am fully determined and obsessed with being the greatest.”
Earlier this year, dior released his latest album on to better things, which has amassed over 180+ million streams and received acclaim from NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and NME, who hailed the album a “a bigger, more confident statement, and a perfect ode to the evolution of pop-punk.” The album’s first single “v12” ft. Lil Uzi Vert was released to critical acclaim by the likes of The New York Times, Complex, V Magazine, VIBE and many more. The track was immediately playlisted on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Rap Caviar amongst others and first premiered on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music 1 show. Following up, he shared the guitar forward single “let you,” which was featured in German luxury fashion house MCM’s latest SS22 collection that saw dior star as the face of the campaign.
Most recently, dior released his latest single “Live Fast Die Numb,” an anthemic record that demonstrates the wide scope of his talent. Upon release, the track received acclaim from BET, HotNewHipHop, and more.
Adding to his incredible accolades, dior was named to the coveted Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list in 2021. In total, dior has amassed over 3.7 billion streams worldwide and is embarking on Machine Gun Kelly’s arena tour in the United States and Europe this summer and fall.