Avenue Beat disrupts pop radio, viral streaming chart with ‘F2020’

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Pop trio Avenue Beat are breaking barriers and forging their own lane. Sam Backoff, Savana Santos and Sami Bearden have skewered the pandemic, social isolation, dead pets, bad romance and a failed release as they surreptitiously dropped “F2020” on TikTok. Now, with over 14 million video views and eight million global streams, “F2020” is currently No. 3 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart and No. 6 globally as over 70 pop radio stations embrace it, including Z100 in New York, KIIS in Los Angeles and Capital FM in the UK. Offering a time capsule of how hard the year is sucking, “F2020” has struck a chord and been endorsed by artists like Maren Morris, Bebe Rexha, Anne Marie and Kristin Chenoweth, while TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief Matthew Panzarino tweeted it’s the “Song of the Year.” Lead singer Savana produced “F2020” and also created the official lyric video.

Evoking Robert Palmer’s dead-panned vixens of “Addicted To Love,” Avenue Beat is nobody’s back-up prop. The trio of theater nerds from Quincy, Illinois write, program, harmonize and conceptualize everything – commando-style – with a wink and nudge to how F’d things can be. They may not have any answers, but they believe in collective consciousness. Having written the song, that pretty succinctly says it all, they just want you to sing along.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.