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  • 2018-06-12
  • MUSIC
  • FTRZ Premieres New Music Video for “Models”
  • Los Angeles-based duo FTRZ has released a debut song “Models” with accompanying music video. The video was premiered exclusively on Billboard.
    The song will appear on their upcoming debut EP "The Ocean Park", which is set to be released on Augaust 24, 2018.
    FTRZ consists of musician/actor Chet Hanks, who is son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and musician Drew Arthur. Both started to work together in 2016.
    The name is derived from the fact that they had originally intended to “feature” on each other’s songs, before joining forces.
    The duo plans to release a debut album this year, they have already recorded 5 tracks and will add more three songs.

    Chet Hanks told Billboard about the song in an interview;
    "It's an uplifting song about the kind of checkered past we both share of substance abuse and basically how we've turned our lives around. Next month I'll be sober for three years, Drew a couple months after me. And we both met each other two years ago. It was one of the first things me and Drew wrote together. One day, Drew just came up with this melody, which was the chorus, and he had tucked it away somewhere and we had basically forgotten about it. But I had such a strong reaction when I first heard that melody. I said to him, "That's like a summertime anthem," but we had completely forgotten about it. Then months later I went, "Yo, what about that one thing..." and he pulled it out and we went from there."
    Drew Arthur added, "It's a bio of our life story, recovery and being the people we're supposed to be right now. That's what's all over that song."
  • Chet Hanks, who started rapping in 2010, appeared on TV "Empire", "Shameless" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm". Also he worked with his father Tom Hanks on 2011's film "Larry Crowne".
    Drew Arthur has been performing in bands since he was a teenager and has opened up for acts such as 30 Seconds to Mars, Angels and Airwaves, and My Chemical Romance.
  • source : Billboard
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