Austin Mahone fans, listen up! Your boy has released his latest single, ‘Banga Banga,’ five days ahead of its Nov. 10 schedule, and we are more than happy to confirm that it will have you totally rocking out.
On Nov. 5, Austin Mahone gave his fans a delectable Tuesday treat by releasing his new, upbeat dance jam “Banga Banga” a full five days early. The song made its world debut on Chicago’s B96 radio Tuesday night, after Austin cheekily tweeted on Tuesday morning, “I have a SURPRISE for you!!!! Who wants to hear #BangaBanga today?!?!?!” Um, we do!
Austin Mahone Getting More ‘Fiesty’ With ‘Banga Banga’
Trying to differentiate from his previous singles, “What About Love” and “Say Somethin,” the 17-year-old sensation stirred things up a bit with his latest offering, which is a definite departure for the hot young star — in a good way! “I like different styles of music, so I wanted to put something a little feisty out there,” he explained to Billboard. “It’s a little different; a little more mature.”
While the new tune is definitely unique in style for Austin, it manages nonetheless to maintain the fun, catchy, can’t-get-out-of-your-head elements that the Texas-born singer is known for. The song was produced by the legendary Sean Garrett, who just so happens to be the mastermind behind massive pop hits like Usher‘s “Yeah” and Ciara‘s “Goodies.” Hopefully, much like these two classics, “Banga Banga” will have a long, happy lifespan!
What’s Next For ‘Banga Banga?’
Now that the “Banga Banga” is out in the universe — giving everyone a little more reason to bounce down the street while listening through their headphones — what’s next? Well, the song will most likely be featured on Austin’s first full-length album, Junior Year, which is set for release in early 2014. Also, Austin will probably include the new jam as part of his set in his upcoming “MTV Artist To Watch” tour, which he was forced to postpone until February 2014 due to his recent hospitalization for a blood clot in his throat.
Thankfully, Austin is on the mend. He recently told Rolling Stone that he is “feeling a lot better than I did a week ago. Still not feeling 100 percent, but trying to get better.”
Well, Austin, we are wishing you a speedy recovery. Though from the looks of “Banga Banga” and your neck-in-neck score with Ariana Grande on MTV’s Artist on the Rise competition, you seem to be on your way back up already!
So, HollywoodLifers, are you a fan of Austin Mahone’s new song, “Banga Banga”? Let us know!
— India Irving