Toronto-born, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter JP Saxe, releases his latest single, “Hey Stupid, I Love You” on Monday, off of his forthcoming project out later this year.
The track was written by JP and Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes) and produced by Ojivolta. It is accompanied by an official quarantine-style, heartwarming music video, directed by Lillie Wojcik.
Of “Hey Stupid, I Love You,” JP says: “I’ve recently figured out that when someone asks you for more love, it’s much easier to just give it to them, than to convince them that they don’t need it. Also, after a few songs that feel a lot like who I am alone at 3:00 a.m. at my piano, grueling and emotional, this one feels more like me at 3:00 p.m., and it feels like the way I love—rambling and dorky but ultimately sincere.”
Charming and ever-so-cheeky, the new single follows the success of JP’s duet with Grammy Award-nominated artist, Julia Michaels, titled “If The World Was Ending.”
Now certified platinum in the U.S and Canada, the poignant duet was called a “timely soundtrack to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic” by Rolling Stone, and was included in Time Magazine’s “A Playlist For All The Moods Of Social Distancing” roundup.
Despite being released in October 2019, “If The World Was Ending” continued to strike a powerful chord at the peak of the pandemic. To help support the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in its global response to COVID-19, JP and Julia tapped Grammy Award-winners Alessia Cara, H.E.R, Keith Urban, Sam Smith and more for a special charity video, with all proceeds donated to Doctors Without Borders.
The new rendition was praised by Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, TIME Magazine, V Magazine, and Popsugar, to name a few.
JP made his late night TV debut performing “If The World Was Ending” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last November, with a follow-up remote performance on The Late Late Show With James Corden during quarantine in April.
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