HARIZ, best known for his debut single “OVRBRD,” released a mashup of two classic Britney Spears songs in honor of the 20th anniversary of her debut album, … Baby One More Time. The cover mashes up “…Baby One More Time” and “Oops! I Did It Again,” two of Spears’ most popular tracks to date. It was posted to his YouTube channel on the 20-year anniversary, which was on January 11.
HARIZ teased that he would be releasing “something new” on Friday, January 11, ultimately revealing that it was a cover in honor of the 20th anniversary of Britney Spears‘ debut album.
Something new is coming to you on Friday… 👀🎹 pic.twitter.com/amBLsKmY0C
— H A R I Z (@itisHARIZ) January 9, 2019
He thanked Spears for providing him with “endless pop inspo.”
Happy 20th Anniversary to @britneyspears! Thank you for the endless pop inspo 🙏🏻🙏🏻 #BabyOneMoreTime #BritneySpears #BabyOneMoreTime20 https://t.co/x8g2mEGQBV pic.twitter.com/LgeF1tGQuu
— H A R I Z (@itisHARIZ) January 12, 2019
In the video, HARIZ plays the chords on piano to “…Baby One More Time” while he sings into the mic. He primarily sings the verses of “…Baby One More Time,” and then weaves the chorus of “Oops! I Did It Again” into the mix. He blends the two tracks together to make a fun, classical piano mashup of two iconic pop songs. The video was shot by Colin Sander and the mashup was produced by LA-based production company, HustleCake.
HARIZ (real name Justin Hariz) is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. He’s a classically trained singer and pianist and he has received the highest tier of national ranking by the Classical Musical Association. In 2016, he was awarded the 2016 ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award in Pop music. He released his debut single, “OVRBRD” in 2017, which was a huge hit, with over a million streams on Spotify to date. Two other tracks, “Does it Hurt,” and “Think of Me” were released respectively in 2017 and 2018. This mashup is the first cover that HARIZ has posted to his YouTube channel and is the only video featured that is not his original work.
You can keep up with HARIZ on his YouTube Channel, his official website, and his social media channels (Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram).
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