You already know ASTR from such intoxicating, synth pop hits as “Operate”, “Part of Me” and “Blue Hawaii”. You should also already know Darkchild (aka Rodney Jerkins) from his impressive R&B production discography with the likes of Destiny’s Child, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. Now get to know them together on ASTR’s new single “Activate Me” produced by Darkchild.
The pairing initially seemed like a surprise, but one listen of “Activate Me” showed just how natural their talents combined. Darkchild has been part of some of the biggests R&B hits of the past two decades and ASTR’s meteoric rise was no coincidence with earworm song writing and infectious beats. All of of those attributes equated to synth pop gold on the new track and lets hope there are more studio gems to be released in the near future.