Stanaj’s new track is out – and it is upbeat and peppy as ever! Called ‘Dirty Mind’ the track features rapper, songwriter and producer Ty Dolla $ign and talks about young love.
The way Stanaj wrote the track was also quite intense. He is said to have locked himself in the studio for hours on end to get the track right.
Since the time he burst into the music scene in 2016 with ‘Romantic’, the Los Angeles-based Albanian-American singer-songwriter hasn’t looked back.
With powerhouse vocals paired with some really good lyrics, he’s been able to get listeners tapping their feet to his songs. ‘Romantic’ has gotten 100 million Spotify streams. Moreover, he has an average of 2 million monthly listeners on the platform.
When he was young, Stanaj starred in Albanian music videos, clearly showing that he had an innate interest in music since he was a child.
Earlier he used to perform in Albanian but as he reached high school he made the decision to sing in English, perhaps in a bid to appeal to a global audience.
— Stanaj (@stanaj) May 11, 2018
He has also performed in the US and in Europe. In fact, Stanaj has toured with JoJo and Jessie J and has appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ with pop star Justin Timberlake, who also gave him a shoutout after the show.
He cites Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Maxwell, and Whitney Houston as his influences.
His two EPs ‘The Preview’ and ‘From A Distance’, both climbed on to the Top 10 of the iTunes Top Pop Albums chart.
This star counts Drake, Chris Brown, NBA star Brandon Jennings and Kim Kardashian West among his fanbase on social media thanks to his viral posts.
The 24-year-old is now busy working on his newest album, watch this space for more of Stanaj’s music.