On the heels of a live run of dates opening for Grammy-nominee Tori Kelly, their first-ever U.S. headlining tour and the release of their debut EP, ‘Searching’, New York-based group Thirdstory has carved a unique and successful niche for themselves in the world of music and performance. The budding group brings an innovative flare to pop songwriting, mixing crisp three-part harmonies with electronics and live instrumentation with hip hop-influenced production that transcends genres and has earned them millions of views on YouTube as well as a devoted worldwide following. Their debut EP features standout single “G Train”, a nod to the unpredictable NYC subway line in a creative metaphor for lovesickness. The band just dropped an amplified edit of the soul-infused track featuring Pusha T.
Thirdstory’s Ben Lusher had this to say about the collaboration: “Our first meeting was out of the blue – we were recording with Malay at Germano Studios in downtown Manhattan and Pusha T happened to be in the next room with Desiigner. He ended up coming in and listening to a couple songs we had just finished, including G Train. It was hard to tell then if he was into it, he was kinda just bobbing his head and looking at each of us really intently, but later when we decided to add a verse to it we found out he was interested. That was huge for us – it definitely feels good being recognized by a major artist and hip-hop legend like Pusha T.”
EP available now & debut album due in 2017 on Verve/UMG