New York City’s Emerging Artists SHOTTYUPNEXT and Daniel West. Drop New Single “2AM”

Queens-bred artists SHOTTYUPNEXT and Daniel West. are making waves with their new single “Only After 2AM.” Drawing inspiration from iconic musicians like Jay-Z, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Brent Faiyaz, and Drake, SHOTTYUPNEXT, whose real name is Joao-Paco Almazan, or simply Paco, has been immersed in music from an early age. His name pays homage to two legendary guitarists, João Gilberto, and Paco De Lucia. With a diverse discography that encompasses Trap Soul, Dark/Late Night R&B, and more, SHOTTYUPNEXT paints vivid scenes of experiences that unfold after the sun goes down.

Today, they unveil their latest single, “Only After 2AM,” a seductive collaboration with
Daniel West., his musical partner and “2AM Twin.” Daniel, hailing from Jamaica, Queens, brings a fresh and distinctive sound to the R&B genre. Even as a child, Daniel was known for his reserved nature, finding solace in creative writing and poetry as a means of self-expression. Influenced by his father, a pianist, and songwriter, Daniel draws on his Afro-Puerto Rican and Filipino heritage to infuse a variety of sounds into his music, inspired by legends like Stevie Wonder, The Backstreet Boys, Usher, and Nas.

“Only After 2AM” is an intoxicating track that explores the realization of late-night messages and FaceTimes that lead to something more. With its captivating melody, the song invites listeners to hit repeat and indulge in its allure again and again. SHOTTYUPNEXT and Daniel West.’s collaboration is a testament to the exhilaration experienced by those who have received successful late-night communications.

Be sure to check out their latest track, “Only After 2AM,” available on all major streaming platforms. SHOTTYUPNEXT and Daniel West. are artists on the rise, showcasing their talents and unique perspectives through music. Keep an eye on these rising stars as they continue to captivate audiences with their heartfelt lyrics and infectious melodies, offering a fresh take on the R&B scene.

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