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AWAL First: Week of August 6th


Music flows through AWAL’s pipelines every day, popping up on digital retailers around the world. Our AWAL First playlist showcases the previous week’s top performers, telling each song’s story through data. This round of additions includes “Drown” by Cuco and Clairo,“One Summer” by Austin Burke, and “Toxin” by Rezz and Fytch.

  1. “Drown” by Cuco and Clairo

Cuco and Clairo granted fans’ wishes with a synth-driven pop colab that will leave you floating on clouds. With 1.1 million streams from 487,411 listeners, “Drown” is off to a strong start.

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Spotify and Apple Music  expanded an already engaged audience with coveted New Music Friday and Best of the Week placements. Cuco and Clairo’s joint effort is also making the rounds on Spotify’s Fresh & Chill and New Indie Mix.

AWAL Insights™: Women between the ages of 18 and 22 are the most engaged listeners of “Drown” to date.

  1. “One Summer” by Austin Burke

Rising country phenom Austin Burke delivered the perfect song for summer’s final stretch. 402,337 listeners met his new track with open arms, racking up 566,370 streams.

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Spotify gave Burke their vote of confidence with New Music Friday honors, New Boots and Wild Country inclusion, and lead placement on Hot Country. Apple Music did the same, adding “One Summer” to Breaking Country and Best of the Week.   

AWAL Insights™: Editorial support led to 80 percent of “One Summer” streams.

  1. “Toxin” by Rezz and Fytch

mau5trap artist Rezz delivered a daring, experimental EDM album in Certain Kind of Magic, and closing track “Toxin” has emerged as a standout, generating 297,713 streams from 177,606 listeners.

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Rezz and guest producer Fytch might have a monster release on their hands with a little help from Spotify’s New Music Friday and notable adds on Apple Music’s Festival Bangers and Heavy Hitters.

AWAL Insights™: While “Toxin” saw massive stateside streaming support, Canada, Mexico and Australia gave the release international impact.  

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