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2017 MMF Mentoring Achievement of the Year winner Andrew Papas has released the video for his new single ‘Troublemaker’.

“The main vision for the video was to create something that was fun, colourful and left people feeling good. The song is catchy as, and it was important that we made a video that reflected the same kind of energy,” says Papas.

Meanwhile, Day and Oxton’s vision began with the title of the track - ‘Troublemaker’: “Having been teenage boys, and having caused a fair bit of trouble, we took our interpretation of the song. We didn’t want to exactly show a typical guy-girl music video clip. We wanted to portray the girl winning and not giving in.”

Shot at White Studios in Auckland, the video is brought to life with illustrations by Dan Fastnedge and animation by Wanyi Chen and Nadya Sastrawinata, who spent two weeks working into the early hours of the morning animating and rotoscoping, to bring the vision to life.

A fun track that glistens with 80s pop, ‘Troublemaker’ debuted on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist on February 2, going on to reach #2 in the NZ Viral Chart and also debuting at #2 in the New Zealand Heatseekers Chart.

It also caught the attention of the notable Swedish blog Pop Musik, which described the song as “playful dancing pop… that offers contagious melody and beautiful beats”. 

‘Troublemaker’ was co-written and produced by two of New Zealand’s most successful pop writers and producers, Josh Fountain and Djeisan Suskov. It is the second single from Papas who launched his career in the Kiwi boy-band Titanium.