Critically acclaimed alt-pop duo POWERS—Mike Del Rio and Crista Ru—share their brand new single “Just Kids” today. Get it HERE via Republic Records.
An unshakable and unpredictable anthem of youth, “Just Kids” segues from a verse highlighting Crista’s delicate crooning into a tropical house-style drop and chantable hook. It’s the latest track to be released from the group after a string of unforgettable tracks released in 2017 including “Closer,” “Man On The Moon,” “Heavy” and “Dance.”
About the song, POWERS commented, “We were both still living in New York at the time, carving out our own existence with each other and the city when the initial seed of the song started. “Just Kids” was partially inspired after reading Patti Smith’s book of the same title and going through our own journey as Patti did in the 70’s. There’s something about undressing someone, figuratively- and in reality, that can feel so playful and eternal. Creativity and connection are what keep us taller children after all and we wanted to write a song about that.”
POWERS is Mike Del Rio and Crista Ru. If you haven’t heard their names, rest assured, you’ve heard their tunes. After Del Rio inked a publishing deal with Alex Da Kid (Rihanna, Imagine Dragons), his eclectic writing and productions started popping up on TVs, playlists and radios everywhere. Working with top artists such as The Chainsmokers and Kylie Minogue, Del Rio most recently made waves by producing the international hit “Lost on You” by LP, the anthemic “Jungle” for X Ambassadors[feat. Jamie N Commons & Jay-Z] and executive producing The Knocks’ So Classic EP (on which POWERS wrote and featured on the title track “Classic”). On the flip side of this creative powerhouse is songwriter and bassist Crista Ru. Aside from lending her distinct vocals and unique top lining to POWERS, her credits read like a “who’s who” of the recent pop landscape . From penning the lead tune from Selena Gomez’s Stars Dance album to working with Swedish duo Icona Pop, Ms. Ru has a poignant knack as an artistic muse and a searing-hot songstress, stirring the two together to push forward the sound of alternative pop. Previously in 2016, their infectious romper, “Beat of My Drum” shot up to the top of the Spotify Global Viral Chart and was featured as a lead song on campaigns for Garnier & Sprint. Following up with an equally impactful “Loved by You” and “Sunshine,” the band has reached over 60 million cumulative streams on Spotify, topped Hype Machine several times and received the coveted Emerging Artists Spotlight on iTunes.