It's always exciting when two of our favourite artists come together to jump on the one track. It's a great opportunity for fans of one artist to discover the other, as well as for both artists to learn from one another. What's not to love?
We've put together a few collabs that we'd love to see in 2021, and why we want to see them. If there's anyone out there reading this that can help us make these happen, then let us know - we're hanging out for these artists to work together.
OneFour x HP Boyz
Two of the biggest artists in Australian hip-hop, OneFour and HP Boyz have actually recorded together before, but sadly, those recordings have never been officially released. We're hoping that 2021 is the year that that changes, because we reckon they'd sound amazing on the one track together. J-Emz and HP Onit trading bars? Spenny and MWAYS going toe-to-toe? The possibilities are endless!
Halsey x Billie Eilish
Both Halsey and Billie Eilish have established themselves as queens of alternative pop, and hearing them work together would be a dream come true. Both artists continue to outdo themselves with every release, and we're just imagining how their respective fanbases would react to news that they were working together. Tbh, not sure any of us would cope.
Olivia Rodrigo x Taylor Swift
Olivia Rodrigo's track Drivers License is the biggest track in the world right now, and Taylor Swift is a huge fan. How do you follow up a track like Drivers License? With a collab with Tay Tay, of course! We reckon that Taylor could pass on a few tips about how to live a life as a star - and if you add Cardi B into the mix (with the trio popping down for celebratory Maccas after recording the track), then you've got a recipe for a hit.
Drake x The Kid Laroi
The Kid Laroi declared himself "the Drake of [his] city" on OneFour's track My City, so it'd only be fitting that he got to work wit the man himself. With Drake releasing his next album, Certified Lover Boy, soon, a surprise The Kid Laroi feature on there would be just recognition for all the hard work The Kid Laroi has put in to propel himself to superstardom, not just in Australia, but overseas. Drake's people need to talk to Laroi's people.
Adele x Rihanna
Both Adele and Rihanna have been keeping fans waiting when it comes to releasing a new album, so the best way to announce their musical return would be together. Both artists have incredible singing voices, and we'd love to see how they'd go working within each other's musical style. Adele on a dancehall track, and Rihanna hitting the highest notes she can. It would be a cultural reset.
Thelma Plum x JK-47
Thelma Plum and JK-47 are two of our favourite Australian musicians, and to see them jump on the one track together would be amazing. Last year, JK-47 dropped his debut album Made For This, and to see him work with Thelma would be more proof that he's on his way to being a star of hip-hop in Australia. Thelma always kills the hooks when she's making music, so we think these two would absolutely tear it up together.
Flume x Tame Impala
If Flume and Tame Impala jumped on the one track together, we're pretty sure that the Australian music landscape would never be the same. Flume's mentioned before that he lives pretty close to Tame Impala, so we reckon that this has to happen at some point. Imagine how Kevin Parker would sound singing over one of Flume's more experimental tracks like Wall Fuck, or alternatively, imagine Flume remixing one of Tame Impala's biggest hits? We're going to manifest this, BRB.
Hooligan Hefs x Skrillex
This one might sound a little left-field, but hear us out. Hooligan Hefs has always sounded at home spitting over huge EDM beats, while Skrillex is one of the biggest EDM producers in the world. We can absolutely see Skrillex cooking up something nutty for Hefs to rap over, and it being a huge dancefloor filler. We can dream, can't we?
twenty øne piløts x The 1975
Twenty øne piløts and The 1975 both have hugely invested fanbases, and they're both making rock/pop music that's pushing the boundaries of those genres. We'd love to hear Tyler Joseph and Matty Healy harmonising on a track, and we reckon that they'd combine for a track that's both super insightful, and a huge head-bopper. Imagine the clues and codes they'd come up with to tease the track as well!
RÜFÜS DU SOL x Golden Features
RÜFÜS DU SOL and Golden Features are at the forefront of electronic music in Australia, and together we're pretty confident they'd come up with some mind-blowing drops. Golden Features is no stranger to collaborating with other artists either (and recently worked with ODESZA under the banner BRONSON) so together, these two artists would create dance music alchemy.
Frank Ocean x Kendrick Lamar
We're waiting for both Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar to drop new music, and a return from either one of them would be cause to celebrate. But what if they returned on the same track? Frank could sing the hook, while Kendrick's flow tears up the verses. R&B and rap go together perfectly, and we think Frank and Kendrick would be a match made in music heaven.
Kanye West x Beyoncé
If Kanye West and JAY-Z can't settle their differences, maybe they need a third party to help? Enter Beyoncé. Given her almost-magical powers, if there's anyone that can repair Kanye and JAY's relationship, it's Bey. Imagine Watch The Throne 2, now with Queen Bey. That's the future we want to live in.