On September 17, American singer and songwriter Pink Sweat$ released a remix of his track “17”. Fitting the title, the featured artist was none other than SEVENTEEN. Joshua and DK lent their vocals to the sweet song.
Since Pink Sweat$ is an artist that K-Pop artists such as NCT 127 want to collaborate with, and could be in the works, the singer revealed why SEVENTEEN had been perfect for the remix.
Like most meetings lately, the two artists came into contact with each other through social media. If you take a look at Pink Sweat $’s Twitter, he’s often sharing the covers that artist make of his songs, such as BTS‘s V and Dreamcatcher‘s JiU. When he saw DK’s cover of “Honesty”, he reached out to the group to discuss a possible collaboration.
Everything just fell into place from there. Pink Sweat$ recalled, “It’s a beautiful thing. It’s almost like modern magic.”
— Pink Sweat$ (@realpinksweats) May 1, 2020
There was a specific reason why SEVENTEEN had been the perfect artist for the remix. With all the negativity happening in the world, Pink Sweat$ wanted to bring happiness and light through the track.
The group’s energy drew him in, “In America, our trends right now are more sad boy stuff. So, for me, I just overall gravitated to the energy and positivity. Happy.” When he heard DK and Joshua’s vocals, he knew they were perfect for the vibe.
I think it was beautiful. Their voices sound so perfect on the song. I was smiling the whole time when I first listened to it… When you’re making happy music, for me, in this climate it feels like you’re trying to transport people to another world because a lot of people aren’t so happy right now. It’s all so beautiful that we can bridge worlds together via this feeling.
— Pink Sweat$
SEVENTEEN were just as excited for the opportunity to come together for the track. DK appreciated it as a fan, “Given that I’m a big fan of Pink Sweat $’s music, it’s such a great pleasure to be able to work on a track together.”
Joshua noted how respectful he was toward K-Pop artists and groups, noting how they connected over the beauty of music itself. “Pink Sweat$ is an ideal collaborator for us because of his love for music and the love and respect he has for K-Pop artist.”
SEVENTEEN’s signature upbeat style hasn’t only drawn in fans but other artists as well. The sweet voice of Pink Sweat$ along with DK and Joshua’s was meant to be, especially if it was titled “17”.