Shawn Wasabi marks virtual TV debut on Twitch's 'Animal Talking' with Gary Whitta
Wasabi will join the all-avatar cast of '2020’s hottest talk show' performing 'Animal Crossing' and his current single 'Lemons' (ft. kennedi)'
International pop sensation Shawn Wasabi will mark his virtual TV debut on Twitch TV’s smash hit series 'Animal Talking' with Gary Whitta on Thursday, July 9, at 7 pm PT. Wasabi will join the all-avatar cast of “2020’s hottest talk show” performing 'Animal Crossing' and his current single, 'Lemons (ft. kennedi)' before taking the couch for a chat with Whitta from his virtual basement studio. Both tracks are featured on Shawn’s acclaimed debut full-length album 'Mangotale', available now on Facet/Warner Records.
Explains the story behind 'Mangotale', Wasabi said: “This is my first full-length project & I’m incredibly excited for people to listen to it! I produced almost the entire thing on my laptop at home! I’ve changed, developed & grown so much over the last five years - my understanding of the world, of myself & my personality; being disassembled & reassembled; making friends; the people I’ve interacted with & my different musical inspirations/mentors. I feel like this project perfectly expresses that shift while also channeling the energy & emotion I had in those different chapters of my life. Mangotale also flexes a lot of my musical range between collaborative pop energy production and weird knob-twiddling audio manipulation sound design.”
Facet Co-Founder Justin Tranter added: “What Wasabi has done on Mangotale blows my mind. It’s a high-level production masterpiece grounded by a collection of the most charming joyful songs maybe ever. Just like Shawn himself, the high-level musicianship never comes off as pretentious because he is smiling and laughing the entire time.”
Mangotale is a versatile collection of polished pop cuts reinforced by an all-female crew of singer-songwriters including kennedi, raychel jay, Tia Scola and more. Fans and critics have responded with equal excitement to the 12-track album, which in many ways is the perfect stay-at-home summer soundtrack.