Avenue Beat’s Viral TikTok Hit “F2020” Earns Pop Radio Attention

Avenue Beat. Delaney Royer

Avenue Beat (Sam Backoff, Savana Santos and Sami Bearden) skewered the pandemic, social isolation, bad romance, a failed release, and more on their latest track when they stealthily dropped “F2020” on TikTok.

The song has struck a chord with fans, garnering over 14 million video views and 8 million global streams and landing at No. 3 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart and No. 6 globally, while 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 the many ways 2020 has proven a disaster for so many, the tune has definitely hit home with people, and has been endorsed by artists like Maren Morris, Bebe Rexha, Anne Marie and Kristin Chenoweth.

Media outlets from Teen Vogue to the New York Times and Rolling Stone have commented on the timely track, which was produced by lead singer Santos. The group signed a joint venture between The Valory Music Co. and Tape Room Records last year.

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