Their ‘golden hour’: SB19,  JVKE live collab finally happens

P-pop global sensation SB19 finally got to share the stage live with JVKE, at the American singer-songwriter’s What Tour Feels Like finale show at the House of Blues Boston on 2 September.

“What an honor sharing the stage with JVKE for his epic ‘What Tour Feels Like’ finale at House of Blues Boston! Thank you all for making it an unforgettable night!,” the quintet wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

SB19 members Pablo, Josh, Ken, Stell and Justin released their collab track with JVKE titled “Golden Hour (SB19 remix)” in July. Their own spin on the singer’s hit song featured a Filipino verse after the chorus of the song.

The lines read:

“Paggising sa umaga, siya agad ang gusto na makita

‘Di ako marunong kumanta pero para sa kaniya harana, harana

Teka lang, bakit ba parang ‘la sa tono ‘tong aking gitara?

Gusto ko lang naman sabihin na

Mala-maharlika ang ‘yong ganda, malaya

‘Di magwawakas tila parirala

Oh, Diyos ko (Oh-oh-oh)

‘No pa nga ba’ng masasabi ko? (Oh-oh-oh)

Sana ‘di ka mawalay sa’kin, oh, aking sinta.”

“SB19 are crazy talented. As an artist, when I open my art to others so they can add their own interpretation, I never know how I’m going to feel about what they contribute. With SB19, I was just blown away. I hope this isn’t the last time we work together,” JVKE said in a statement following the release of the remix.

Golden Hour,” also released in July, debuted in the Top 10 Billboard Hot chart and landed at the top spot on the Global Spotify viral chart. It has an orchestral version by Max Martin as well as remixes by artists Ruel, milee and Fujii Kaze.

SB19 recently kicked off its Pagtatag! world tour with shows at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on 24 to 25 June, followed by shows in Chicago, Texas, California, New York, Washington, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Edmonton.

In Los Angeles, the group shut down Hollywood Boulevard to film a busking performance of their songs “Bazinga,” “Crimzone” and “Gento”, then gathered another large crowd for a similar act at the New York Times Square on 1 September.

SB19’s fierce fandom, A’TIN, won Billboard’s 2023 Fan Army Face-Off against K-pop group Seventeen’s CARATs last August.

JVKE, born Jacob Dodge Lawson, was also part of the Fast X soundtrack alongside BTS’ Jimin, NLE Choppa, Kodak Black, Muni Long and Charlie Puth.