Wrabel Enlists Rising Asian Star Valentina Ploy To Duet "hurts like hell"

Wrabel has teamed up with rising Asian star Valentina Ploy for a special reimagining of his stand-out heartbreaking ballad “hurts like hell.”

On how the collaboration came about, Wrabel shares, “I got in touch with Valentina through my label A&R, and I’m so glad they put me onto her cos now I’m such a fan! I love the honesty in her work and oh my gosh the voice! So excited to get to sing this song together.”

The stars aligned for Valentina, as she reveals, "I’ve loved Wrabel’s songs for a long time and “hurts like hell” has always been in my favourites playlist! Stoked to be featured on this new version we made together! "
Wrabel first debuted “hurts like hell” in 2020 with a stirring performance on NBC’s Today. Co-written with Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes, P!nk) and produced by Stint (Demi Lovato, Kesha), it quickly became a live fan favourite with all-too-relatable lyrics that touch on feelings of desperation, longing, and the unrelenting memories that can haunt us years after the fallout of a relationship.

Wrabel released his 2021 debut album 'these words are all for you' to critical acclaim with praise from Billboard who said it boasts “boisterous vocals met by beautiful piano melodies” and from SPIN who said it “showcases his trademark, beautifully intimate performances and powerhouse songwriting.” More recently, he released a deluxe version called 'these words are all for you too', which included three additional songs  as well as remixes by Goldhouse and Japanese Wallpaper, and Wrabel’s recent collaboration with Cam on a refurbished version of “london.”

About Wrabel
Wrabel’s resume speaks for itself. He has toured alongside and collaborated with P!nk, has co-writing/performance credits alongside the likes of Kesha, Tenille Townes, Marshmello, Celeste, Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding, Louis Tomlinson, Louis the Child, Wafia, Cash Cash, and more. He’s released four previous EPs, has racked up over 525 million streams, and his song “The Village” has become an LGBTQ+ anthem. Over the past few years, his “knife-to-the-heart” (Idolator) songwriting has led to him becoming “one of Hollywood’s finest songwriters for a decade” (American Songwriter), earned him a performance spot on the national NBC TODAY stage and had Billboard saying that Wrabel is “ready for his breakthrough.”

About Valentina Ploy
Thai-Italian singer-songwriter Valentina Ploy has a natural relationship with telling stories through her music, using it to create a place where she explores her own feelings and personal life experiences. The young artist has already been featured on notable regional publications such as NME Asia, MTV Asia and Asia Pop 40. Earlier this year, Valentina joined Warner Asia's roster of artists, in their new partnership with Thai indie label What The Duck. 

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