88rising’s Rich Brian and NIKI Drop Acoustic Live for West Coast Anthem ‘California’ feat. Warren Hue

LOS ANGELES, USA — As “California” continues to gain global success, 88rising rides the waves with the release of “California (feat. Warren Hue) [Acoustic Live Version]”, from 88rising, Rich Brian, and NIKI. As performed on 88rising’s Asia Rising Together live stream, out on all platforms today, via 88rising Records, distributed by 12Tone Music, LLC.

The acoustic rendition of “California”is a melancholic and nostalgic take on the West Coast anthem. Originally premiered during 88rising’s Asia Rising Together Benefit Concert in support of Asian Mental Health Collective, the three Indonesian transplants, who have each found their new home and anxieties in Los Angeles, sing of the duality of “making it” amongst the glitz and grime. Over wistful acoustic guitar and ethereal production from Wallis Lane, Jack LoMastro, and Jacob Ray, “California” is an arresting introduction to the next Head In The Clouds installment. 

“California (feat. Warren Hue)by Rich Brian and NIKI, Image courtesy of Amplified Entertainment

Proceeds from “California (feat. Warren Hue) [Acoustic Live Version]” will continue to support Asian Mental Health Collective, whose mission is to create a supportive and empathetic community; collaborate with mental health professionals and organizations; and celebrate mental health stories as Asians. 

“California” is the second single off of Head In The Clouds III – the third installment of 88rising’s world-building collaborative effort bringing together rising artists from East to West. The original “California” has garnered over 18.5 million cumulative streams and 7.5 million YouTube views to date. On November 6 and 7, 88rising will host their annual Head In The Clouds music festival at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. For more information on tickets, please visit https://hitcfestival.com/.

Watch the performance video below: