YouTube creator and artist Tiko has released his third full-length, Introduction, out today via ONErpm. Utilizing his signature voice changer, Tiko is the moniker of emerging singer Jayden and on the 8-track album he showcases his versatile musicianship by bringing his original vocals to the forefront and combining both worlds, providing a new multi-layered pop experience. Alongside the release of Introduction, Tiko has also dropped the visual for latest single “CATCH A VIBE,” a spirited pop track that paints a picture of cherishing the moment you’re in and embracing what life throws at you. The accompanying music video is a colorful myriad of scenes and the first ever featuring Jayden in real life — watch it here.
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Throughout Introduction, listeners are propelled into a hyperspace pop realm through the vocals of Tiko as he continues to captivate his audience with his high-pitch arrangements on jaunty synth single “DAYLIGHT” and the lighthearted humor-infused track “Stinky.” The album also sees Jayden explore new sounds and styles that suit his smooth crooning vocals as he elevates his artistic vision unlike ever before which can be heard on “CATCH A VIBE” as well as previous offerings “DON’T CALL BACK” where he sets boundaries while navigating through heartbreak and the energetic “Keep My Cool” which melds youthful infatuation with ambition as he sings about keeping his composure and trying to stay on top of his game. Elsewhere on the album — produced by The Ready Set’s Jordan Witzigreuter (Lindsey Stirling, AWOLNATION, UPSAHL, The Mowgli’s) — is the contemplative yet hopeful “GET IT RIGHT,” pop-funk dance track “OBSESSED,” and hip-hop leaning tune “DISTRACTION.” Full track listing below.
Performing as Tiko, Jayden began launching content on his main YouTube channel in 2018 and has since garnered more than 6.9 million subscribers and 1.3 billion views, making him one of the biggest stars in the creator community. In 2020, he was recognized by YouTube as the #5 Top Creator, #2 Breakout Creators in the U.S., and one of the Top 10 Breakout Creators on the planet. In addition to his gaming videos — which focuses on Fortnite, Minecraft, VR, and IRL content — he ventured into music after his viral hit single “Fishy On Me” swam to the top of Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 (#2) and Global Viral 50 (#4) playlists, accumulating over 185 million streams to date. Tiko has two full-lengths under his gills with his debut album Wave and his sophomore album UPSIDE DOWN where Jayden first debuted his original vocals. The record quickly amassed over 4.6 million streams and inspired him to dive head-first into new material, further exploring his craft.
Part of the next generation of dynamic multi-platform artists, Tiko’s unique ability for developing compelling story lines while connecting with his fans creates a strong sense of community and a tight-knit network of fishy followers. His lighthearted electro-pop music resonates with audiences around the world with over half a billion global streams and over half a million monthly listeners, carving a lane that is all his own. Tiko has also received media support from the likes of Entrepreneur, Game Rant, Sweety High, Ones To Watch, and Spindle Magazine as well as playlist support from Apple Music’s Kids Party, The Kids Table, Going To School, and Social Distancing Social Club, Spotify’s New Music Friday, Game Time, and Viral 50 Malaysia, and Filtr TikTok Songs among others.
Stay tuned for more from Tiko — and Jayden — this fall including an upcoming creator concert map in Fortnite where he will invite players to experience his fishy world firsthand!