Sigala x Ella Eyre x Meghan Trainor x French Montana- Just Got Paid

Sigala x Ella Eyre x Meghan Trainor x French Montana- Just Got Paid

Sigala x Ella Eyre x Meghan Trainor x French Montana- Just Got Paid

 

 

 

 

Sigala x Ella Eyre x Meghan Trainor x French Montana- Just Got Paid

Sigala x Ella Eyre x Meghan Trainor x French Montana- Just Got Paid

 

 

 

Sigala x Ella Eyre x Meghan Trainor x French Montana- Just Got Paid

 

Following the release of his debut album Brighter Days that reached # 14 in the Official UK Albums chart, was the # 1 dance album in the OCC and is the highest charting dance debut of 2018, Sigala has now unveiled the video for new single ‘Just Got Paid.’

 

Directed by Dano Cerny – who has worked with the likes of The Chainsmokers, The Roots and Elle King – the video was shot in Los Angeles and features vocalists Ella Eyre and Meghan Trainor.

 

‘Just Got Paid’ is currently #17 in the Official Singles Charts, and was the highest climber in the UK Top 40 singles chart last week, with 12.1 million worldwide streams for the track and with the lyric video already has 8.8 million views.

 

Sigala’s collaborators on ‘Just Got Paid’ are themselves no strangers to hits; Ella Eyre has spent six weeks in the UK Top 10 this year with ‘Answerphone’, her 4th UK Top 10 to date, while Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter, Meghan Trainor is one of only five female artists to receive a diamond certification for her hit single ‘All About That Bass.’ French Montana, the multi-platinum artist behind last summer’s 5X Platinum hit ‘Unforgettable’ also features on ‘Just Got Paid,’ having last year released sophomore studio album Jungle Rules which debuted at No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned a Gold plaque, and became a worldwide phenomenon, also going 5X Platinum in the US and Canada.

 

Sigala will also embark on a headline UK tour this month – featuring a full live band set up – and will call at the following venues:

Thursday 18th October – Newcastle O2 Academy 1 – SOLD OUT

 

Friday 19th October – Birmingham O2 Institute

 

Saturday 20th October – Manchester Albert Hall

 

Sunday 21st October – Glasgow O2 ABC – SOLD OUT

 

Monday 22nd October – Dublin Olympia Theatre

 

Thursday 25th October – London Electric Brixton

 

Friday 26th October – Bristol O2 Academy

 

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Heren Wolf – I Gave You Flowers

Heren Wolf – I Gave You Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

Heren Wolf - I Gave You Flowers

Heren Wolf – I Gave You Flowers

 

 

 

 

Artist Name: Heren Wolf

 

Song Title: I Gave You Flowers

 

Genre: Pop

 

Release Date: 5/10/18

 

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Heren Wolf – I Gave You Flowers

 

Italian singer-songwriter Heren Wolf returns with his second single, a cinematic, expansive record, which uses the imagery of a flower representing the fragility of human emotions.

 

The track was written in response to feelings of grief and confusion after the passing- away of his father a year prior to the song being written. The song is intended to reassure himself and his sister that they can escape from their pain.

 

“It is a song that arrived at a difficult time in my life. These words have helped give me a voice to the confusion and feelings that I carried, and still carry. It is a reaction to a loss. To a void that a pillar in your life leaves when they go away forever”.

 

Touching on such a deep and painful subject matter at such a young age is testament to Heren Wolf’s songwriting ability, channeling his emotions into a song which oozes maturity and individuality.

 

‘I Gave You Flowers’ is available on all major platforms.

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Heren Wolf is an Italian singer-songwriter, currently based in London.

 

His musical identity is a mixture of cinematic, soul and electro-pop elements which together create a dark, melancholic landscape. His tracks heavily reflect traumatic experiences, facing personal demons and turning them into his own abstract take on pop music.

 

His debut single ‘Phoenix’ was well received in the UK, where Heren studies, as well as in his homeland of Italy. Heren’s second single ‘I Gave You Flowers’ will release on the 5th of October.

 

“I write songs to give my inner silence a loud voice, quieting my demons, getting lost and then finding myself in a cathartic circle of always new rebirths.”

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Explain what has motivated you so far in your music career.

The wonderful feeling I have whenever I perform or write a song is what motivated me so far. When I am on stage I feel alive and it’s something I always try to remember when I get lost and I start being too negative about my future.

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Discuss your experience as an artist.

Being an artist is one of the most beautiful things that could happen to me. I started off being a dancer and then I continued with music. Whenever I create or get in touch with pieces of art I feel happy and I find my place in this world.

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Discuss the story behind the song.

The song was conceived from a progression of images – the image of the flowers, so beautiful but so fragile and the image of a girl who, similarly vulnerable, escapes from her pain. I had lost my father a little over a year before and this song has helped me to give voice to the confusion of feelings and thoughts that I carried (and still carry). It is a response to loss and the void that someone so important leaves when they go away forever. It is a desperate need to regenerate and reconnect with what has been lost.

 

I was thinking about my sister, one of the most important points of reference in my life; a woman so strong but who like me, was torn inside. With this piece I would like to reassure the both of us that one day this pain will make sense.

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Tell us the greatest piece of advice someone has given you as an artist.

Just be true to yourself.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

‘Heren Wolf’ means a lot of different things. Heren is a fusion between Heron (the bird) and Ren (which means ‘lotus’ and ‘love’ in Japanese).

 

The reference to the bird, because somehow with my music I would like to be able to transcend reality, get closer to heaven, and be free from the heaviness of things.

 

The lotus flower, a symbol of transformation, which grows out of the mud, in the water, and yet remains uncontaminated, to remind me of living in the world without letting it contaminate me and to accept the negative aspects of life as necessary steps of transition.

 

Love, so that I can always remember the important people in my life and can honour my father with my art.

 

‘Wolf’ because many people have always associated my physiognomy with that of a wolf and it’s something that has always fascinated me and that binds me to my homeland.

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List your best artists with reasons.

Florence+The Machine – because her lyrics are so powerful and deep and because I really like her aesthetic.

 

Aurora – for her beautiful voice and her folky, almost mythological vibe.

 

ANHONI – for her wonderful tone and raw emotion in her voice.

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Discuss your songwriting and recording.

I write songs when I am sad and I usually start from lyrics. When you let things out it’s easier to understand how you feel. So yes, I face my demons on a piece of paper and that helps me to exorcise the sorrow.

 

For “I Gave You Flowers” and the other songs I am releasing as part of my first studio project, I have recorded rough demos with my laptop and sent them to my producer Dave. He then created wonderful productions on which I recorded new vocals in one of the studios at my University (The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance).

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Angel – Andy Michaels Featuring Kerry Ironside

Angel – Andy Michaels Featuring Kerry Ironside

 

 

 

 

 

Angel - Andy Michaels Featuring Kerry Ironside

Angel – Andy Michaels Featuring Kerry Ironside

 

 

 

 

Artist Name: Andy Michaels

 

Song Title: Angel

 

Genre: Easy Listening/Pop

 

Release Date: January 2018

 

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“Andy has such soul inspiring music!”

– Q108 Radio – Canada, Oct 2017

 

“It’s especially gratifying to discover new music that appreciates melody and lyric and can be appreciated by audiences of any age or genre “

– Broken Road Radio, USA, Nov 2017

 

“Poet, composer, singer and guitarist, Andy is a wonderful breath of fresh of fresh air in a somewhat cynical and tumultuous musical world.”

– Coastal Times, WA, 2016

 

While his songs and music have been described as “True Adult Contemporary Music”, Andy’s recent album “Revisited “, has been described as “having something for fans of every genre” and “an eclectic collection of inspiration.”

– The Indie Source (March 2018)

 

He has established a popular following with his works compared with international legends R.E.M, David Bowie and Neil Young. His voice is unique and gives passion and vitality to his songs, and compared to Michael Stipe, Peter Gabriel and Cat Stevens, whilst his lyrics are not only intelligent and profound, but innocent and appealing. “A lyrical anomaly and a phenomenal poet”.

– The Indie Source (March 2018)

 

Andy’s arrangements and music style are also reminiscent of Cold Play and Pink Floyd. For added impact on several songs on his new Album, “Revisited”, he also enlisted the amazing, Macey Gray sounding, vocal talent of UK born Kerrie Ironside. Only a few months old, “Revisited” has already earned rave reviews:

 

“Revisited is an Extraordinary Achievement”

– SleepingBag Studios, USA, (Jan 2018)

 

Andy has played guitar since a car accident left him temporarily incapacitated before he was 20 years of age. His poems have been published by the International Library of Poetry, USA. Andy has not lost his passion for performing, with regular performances around Australia as well as in Asia, including China. He has performed on National TV while backed by a 20 piece Orchestra to a million viewers.

 

His songs have received radio play in many countries including Australia, USA, England, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland and even Russia, and Netherlands, where his songs have been syndicated to multiple radio stations.

 

Andy is now back in the studio and has started to record his highly anticipated follow up album to the hugely successful “Revisited”. It is anticipated to be finished by end of this year (2018) and an international tour is also likely to be announced for 2019.

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 “We believe that his new album will take him to Australian major Icon Status”.

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“A powerhouse singer/songwriter bringing music that touches the Soul. An incredible album for fans of every genre. 10/10 ”.

On Request

 (May 2018)

 

“Rod Stewart meets Worship in this magical journey of production. Will have you scratching your head with this extraordinary production”.

The Weekly Spoon

(May 2018)

 

“A guru with an incredible mastery of music, capable of transforming his poetry and narrative into hypnotic, sweet and powerful melodies that make “Revisited” an extraordinary work”.

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“A marvelous array of melodic majesty and magical journeys. The album is a mood drawing, inspirational listen”.

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“The album “Revisited” is a poignant, sensitive and affecting conglomeration of music and poetry at its best. It defies genre and contains a spiritual essence rare in today’s music industry”. Indiepulse Music

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“The blend of his voice and the words to the songs can move some listeners to emotions.”

West Coast Rocker

(May 2018)

 

“Poignant and meaningful, relevant and important in our modern times…Simply put damn good music”.

This Is Not The Radio

(May 2018)

 

“Continues to deliver new exciting music…With fine songwriting, arrangements and musicality, music fans can certainly enjoy this comforting album”.

Rock Expert

(May 2018)

 

“A magnificent piece of art…brings you on this journey where every turn holds something unexpected. An experience worthy of an hour of your time and then some.”

Artist View

(May 2018)

 

“An Australian artist is on a welcomed quest to share his creative acumen. With his latest album release, Revisited, he deftly demonstrates what happens when an array of musical genres are effectively blended.”

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Tell us your history.

I was in born on a farm in the rural wheat belt of Western Australia. My mother played guitar which inspired me later to pick up a guitar, as raising seven kids in a hostile and remote environment, it was one the few pleasures she had time for.

 

It was after a serious car accident when I was 18 years old, that I seriously started learning and playing guitar and writing songs. At that time I was in my first year studying Business Law and Accounting at a West Australian University.

 

I played the pub scene regularly but there was never enough financial incentive to do it full time so I was lucky I had a full time job to fall back on.

 

My mother passed away several years ago (I miss ya Mum!). I dreamed about her a couple of years ago and she told me in my dream I had to get back into music. That’s absolutely true! My recent album, “Revisited”, is the result and it is coincidence (or fate), that one song “Where are you now” got picked up by a UK Radio Station and then my album just took off from there. My songs are now being played on over 40 countries.

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Describe yourself as an artist.

Always evolving! It’s tough out there but I appreciate everything I have. Having compassion foremost as a human being but also as an artist makes it easier for me to write songs about things and events that many listeners can identify with. On-request-Mag said: “What really makes this artist stand out above the rest is his command over the storytelling of his album. Each song tells a different tale, one that touches on core emotions we’ve all felt at one point or another, and yet he brings these feelings to life almost effortlessly”.

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Tell us the genre of your music.

Eclectic – I like that no-one can seem to be able to put me in a generic genre box. Music is the only genre I like, whether that be Pop, Rock, Country, Acoustic, Christian or Soul. Again On-request-mag said: “Refusing to be defined, singer/songwriter Andy Michaels brings multiple genres and sounds together in an effort to bridge the gap between these styles, and focus on what matters, and that’s the story of the song and the music being played.”

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Tell us the story behind your song.

Angel evolved after witnessing the birth of my little girl four years ago. Any parent will tell you that holding a new born baby in your arms for the first time is one of the must humbling, unique and soul inspiring experiences in our lifetimes. She is still my little “Angel” and I am smiling as I write this. It is also her as the little girl in the video.

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Tell us the problems you are facing as a musician.

Acceptance as to who and what I am. I have six brothers and sisters but only one sister ever bothers to contact me. The others are too busy being wealthy rapeseed (Canola) grain growers. The only family gatherings I get invited to are funerals, ha ha. I sent them all a CD of my last album and not one even acknowledged it, but hey I love them all and think of them every day. Life should be about the journey, not the destination. Luckily my father is still living and he has been so wonderfully supportive of me and my music since my mother died. She would be so proud of him now.

 

I guess all musician’s face that “why am I different” moment and sometimes it’s downright scary and frightening. I can express those fears lyrically and melodically and it’s why I think my music can make many people explore their vulnerabilities and hidden fears inside.

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Discuss the recording and production of the song.

It was after “Angel” was recorded that my producer, Andy Court said hey, this song is so beautiful and inspirational, let’s add some choir harmonies at the end. I just said go for it and the result is simply amazing. Both versions are great but the choir version definitely has that “wow” factor.

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List the names of blogs, radio or television stations that have supported you so far.

David Wright from the Wright Music Group is determined to take my music to the World and I am humbly appreciative of that.

 

Marvin from “iPluggers” for finding me and asking if he could send my songs to radio stations.

 

So many Radio Stations that see my music filling a void in the radio market e.g. Q108 Radio in Canada who said “Andy has such soul inspiring music!”

Also Broken Road Radio in USA who said “It’s especially gratifying to discover new music that appreciates melody and lyric and can be appreciated by audiences of any age or genre”.

 

Rock journalists like Eileen Shapiro (Huffing Post and Getoutmag) who wrote genuinely heart touching reviews. Jimmy Star from the Jimmy Star Show; thanks for taking me under your wing.

 

David and Lynda at Airplay Direct (APD) for always being there and seeing merit in “Angel” to release it on a compilation CD worldwide to over 11,000 Radio Stations.

 

For those many that I can’t fit on here, thank you, thank you!

Footnote:

I am living in a small city out of Perth called Mandurah but the local radio station, 97.3 FM refuses to play me as it considers me NOT mainstream or top 40 pop enough!

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.

Thankfully I still have a day job as (at this stage at least) as music is so expensive to record, produce and market and everyone has their hands out. Having a young family is also challenging but it’s just a matter of compromise and putting everything in perspective.

 

I am lucky to be here and just simply appreciative of everything I have in my life.

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Elaborate on your music career, experience and future goals.

I guess I am one of the “Overnight Success” stories that took over 20 years! I have had experience previously in financially managing other hugely successful bands, never thinking that one day this would also be me. I want to find and nurture other singers and up and coming singer/songwriters and get them out on the world stage. There is so much unbelievable undiscovered talent, locally, nationally and internationally and I wouldn’t rest unless I did whatever I could in my power to do my best to make some of them heard.

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Brief us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Many of my songs come from my dreams. Other songs are just inspired from I see and feel around me. I am very sensitive and intuitive, and compassion should be seen as a human strength, not a weakness in a sometimes selfish and materialistic society.

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Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song.

Write from your heart but co-write with your soul. Honestly that’s all… I was told by a brother when I was 20 years old to stop singing because I was dreadful. It didn’t stop me from singing (Sorry Frank!) but it did make me realize when you do anything with just your heart and soul you can achieve just about everything.

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Tell the advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Just be yourself. Stick to what you believe and don’t change for anyone. I spent my life trying to change to please other people. It’s now, I realize, all I needed to do is try to please myself first!

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Discuss at length your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have received.

I have written more than 120 songs but many are still to be recorded. “Revisited” has given me the courage and strength to now bring many of them out into public attention.

 

Having Airplay Direct (APD) pick up “Angel” and release it internationally gives me the conviction that my music are on the right path.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

It’s funny but I have never thought of myself as a Poet but others do.

“A lyrical anomaly and a phenomenal poet”

 – The Indie Source (March 2018)

 

 

To me it’s just about having the lyrics mesh with the song melody to create an emotive and strong piece of music where each supports each other. My producer is a hard task master and perfectionist and my old general – “She’ll be alright, that’s good enough” doesn’t sit well with him and we will be there for hours until I get it right!

 

Singing is the hardest part for me now and that’s why I enjoy collaborating with other singers who also bring the best out of me.

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Name your favourite artists for collaboration.

I would love to collaborate with Neil Young and Cat Stevens. They were both my childhood inspirations. Train, Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban are also other artists I admire.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I wouldn’t. I would just pay my bills, support those who have unselfishly supported me over the years and make sure my immediate and past families are OK. The rest I would use to setup a charity.

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Discuss music promotion and how you are boosting your fan base.

I’m old school so it took me ages to work out how the 21st century works. Reverbnation is great for growing my fan base and CD Baby and Host Baby is my mainly interactive platform. I confess my Facebook page doesn’t get the attention that it should deserve. Getting on Spotify lists is my next goal.