Super-producers Rat City joins forces with Norwegian pop star Dagny on their most infectious single yet. “BAD” follows on the heels of Dagny winning the Track of the Year on P3 Gold’s annual award show with the song “Somebody,”, also produced and co-written by Rat City (P3 is the Norwegian equivalent of the BBC Radio 1).
Regarding ‘BAD’s empowering message, Dagny states, “I wrote “Bad” in Stockholm with Gustav Nyström and Hilda Stenmalm, before I went into the studio with Rat City who really helped bring the song to life. For me, the song is about finally standing up for yourself and being strong and bold in a challenging situation. It’s quite a dramatic song and lyric, which is quite the opposite of what I am, but sometimes it’s fun to be a more extreme version of yourself when you write.
When I went into the studio I poured my heart into the song and took on the role of being BAD, I think it worked well and I’m really happy with how it’s turned out. I’m not one to hold a grudge and sometimes letting it all go in the studio is the way to stop that from happening.”
Rat City’s debut artist single “Kind of Love” catapulted to #1 on Shazam and #1 on Norwegian radio for 7 consecutive weeks. The song has crossed 35 million streams , and spent 20 weeks on Spotify’s top 20 chart. The band has also collaborated with major talents Kiesza and Tungevaag.
Dagny sprang to success with the upbeat and contagious single ‘Backbeat’ in 2015, which broke around the world on Top 40 radio, and made her a star. With acclaim from Billboard, The Guardian and NYLON, Dagny went on to co-write Katy Perry’s smash ‘Never Really Over’ and collaborate with luminaries such as Seeb, Steve Aoki, NOTD, Wombats and Crystal Fighters. She is now one of Norway’s leading , most respected, and most exciting artists with over a billion combined streams to her name.
A high concept audio visual project seamlessly fusing song and image, Rat City was originally conceived by Norwegian songwriter/producers Kent and Cato Sundberg, who have been a part of the Stargate writing stable and to date have had six #1 songs across Scandinavia. Lasse Michelsen joined in 2018 and as producer/writers Rat City have already had hits with Lila and Chris Holsten as well as remixing Mike Posner’s project Mansions. Rat City’s debut single ‘Kind of Love’ was #1 on Shazam, received extensive Spotify playlisting, US radio airplay at SiriusXM and iHeartRadio Evolution, as well as praise in Earmilk, YourEDM and EDM Sauce. Check out this amazing clip of Rat City performing ‘Kind Of Love’ on Norway’s biggest music TV show.