Formed in 2019 in Quincy, Illinois, Avenue Beat is a trio composed of Savana Santos, Sami Bearden, and Sam Backoff. Their sound mixes pop melodies, country instrumentation, hip-hop beats, and humor with slick production. Avenue Beat formed when childhood friends Santos and Backoff met Bearden at a high school theater camp. They eventually relocated to Nashville and signed a joint deal with Tape Room Records and Big Machine Label Group’s Valory Music Co. Their self-titled debut EP was released in July, 2019. The EP featured the focus track “Ruin That For Me”. While their music leaned more towards pop and hip-hop, they were championed by the country music community and press. In April, 2020, Avenue Beat issued the EP The Quarantine Covers. They followed that up with the single “I Really Don’t Like Your Boyfriend” in May, 2020, which went viral and made the trio a social media sensation. In July, Avenue Beat released “F2020”, a track that humorously addressed their feelings about the pandemic. The song, which debuted on the social media platform TikTok, gained 11 million views before it was even officially released later that month.