Multi-platinum Australian singer-songwriter VASSY, popularly known for her global hit “Bad” with David Guetta and Showtek which has over 1.5 billion streams across platforms, and rising Miami-based dance music producer GT_Ofice, known for songs like “Ooh La La” featuring Britt Lari, have collaborated to release their inspiring new single “TUFF.” Set to ignite dance floors around the world, the anthemic, driving house track is available now on all DSPs and streaming services HERE.
VASSY and GT_Ofice’s new single “TUFF” begins immediately with VASSY’s unmistakable and heavenly vocals as she sings inspiring lyrics about resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity. She vocalizes the message of becoming stronger from struggles and proving doubters wrong as the beat builds to an exuberant and driving melodic house climax that is sure to move dance music fans around the world.
Multi-platinum award-winning Australian artist VASSY has positioned herself as one of dance music’s prominent authentic female artists. In 2013, her song “We Are Young” went number 1 on Billboard’s US Dance Chart making her the first Australian artist debut to go number 1. The song was also featured in Disney’s Academy award-winning blockbuster Frozen. In 2014, she collaborated with David Guetta and Showtek on their iconic single “Bad“, which became 7 times double platinum. The following year she collaborated with Tiësto and KSHMR on their track “Secrets“, which reigned atop the Billboard Club chart and Beatport charts, and went straight to number No. 1 in 20 countries. In 2017, her and Afrojackreleased “Lost” with Oliver Rosa, which hit No. 1, marking VASSY’s fourth Billboard No. 1 single. “TUFF” follows her recent chart-topper “Chase,” which was #1 on both the US & Australian Dance Radio charts.
“TUFF is a song about persevering. No matter how hard things get, you’ve just got to just roll with the punches and keep going,” VASSY said about “TUFF.” “After the success of CHASE going #1 I wanted to go a different direction as I love doing that with records – changing it up. I have always wanted to write a song using this expression ‘when the going gets tough, the tough gets going” as It resonates with me. I think most people can relate to this song because everyone has their ups and downs and sometimes you just need a little motivation to get through it!!”
New York native and Miami-based rising producer GT_Ofice (Caine Sheppard) had a unique start as a former child actor who found passion in music and producing at a young age; inspired by artists like EDXand Martin Garrix. His songs including “Ooh La La” with Britt Lari and “Tastes Like Summer” with Linney have garnered him over 10 million streams and led to performances at major nightclubs in Las Vegas, Miami, and of course his home of New York City. Despite the pandemic occurring within the past two years, he has stayed busy with his weekly radio show on Energy 101.9 FM San Jose, California every Wednesday at 5pm PT / 8pm ET.
“I have always been a fan and wanted to work with VASSY, so when I heard from her I was excited to collaborate.” GT_Ofice continued about the new single, “‘TUFF’ was an instant connection. Her songwriting is always so authentic so I wanted the production to be the same, I went for a bouncy piano uplifting anthemic vibe. I think ‘TUFF’ speaks volumes for many people, especially a lot of folks that have been going through tough times lately with everything going on in the world. We hope this song inspires our fans.”