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Six60 hits big time with Pharrell

Six60 has confirmed they will be collaborating with American singer/songwriter Pharrell Williams. 

Earlier this year the popular New Zealand band signed a deal with Capitol Records, the very record company that has produced the likes of Katy Perry, Tori Kelly, Sam Smith and Mary J Blige.

Just this morning, lead singer, Matiu Walters posted this picture on social media showing the band in studio with Pharrell.


Te Kāea reporter, Raniera Harrison spoke with Matiu's father, John Walters very recently and he said samples of Six60's music were sent to Pharrell. When asked what Pharrell thought of the group, his response was that they are "totally fresh".

Matiu, of Te Rarawa descent, flew over to America on Sunday and whilst still in the air, was still "pinching himself" at the surprising opportunity that had arisen.

John says that Capital Records has confirmed that Pharrell will definitely be involved but can't confirm in what capacity; however, there is a possibility that he could even sing on Six60's next album.

Matiu will stay over in America until December.

Six60's self-titled debut album was released on 10 October 2011. The album debuted at number one in the New Zealand charts and was certified gold within its first week of release.

Their first two singles "Rise Up 2.0" and "Don't Forget Your Roots" reached number one and number two respectively on the RIANZ singles chart and were both certified double and triple platinum.

Here's their song one White Lines, from their 2015 album, Six60 Deluxe.