It’s safe to say that the sound of country music has evolved over the past few years, as pop, rock, and even dance music continues to influence the scene. Emerging Artist-Producer HISH is one of the vanguard DJ’s pushing the boundaries even further, blending country and electronic dance music with his debut single, “Broken Heart Rehab," which began streaming today on Spotify.
After working as a DJ in Nashville for a few years, HISH tells AXS how he came across the mashup idea. “Merging EDM & Country came pretty naturally. My career took off when I did a mashup of “Started From The Bottom" by Drake and Brantley Gilbert's "Bottoms Up." It turns out Brantley is a HUGE hip-hop fan and freaked out when someone showed it to him. Three days later I was on my first arena tour with him merging genres for 30,000 country fans a night. It was a hit!”
“Broken Heart Rehab,” is the first single off HISH's upcoming full-length EDM-meets-Country EP that is set for an April release at this year’s Stagecoach Festival. “When producing this song, we were aiming to create a track that put the high-energy experience of my live shows into sound waves.” The young artist talks about his inspiration for the single. “The lines “I can be your broken heart rehab, kiss your lips and baby I can bring the beat back” is a play on words showing that sometimes all it takes is a song to mend a broken heart.”