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Calum Scott – Boys In The Street

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“Emotions in vocals have always been and remain one of the key points to reach the shower of their listeners. -Calum scott- emits a huge stream of his feelings, focusing on every word, as if clutching your icy hearts in his hands. Strong work and amazing ownership of your voice! (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Эмоции в вокале всегда были и остаются одним из ключевых моментов, чтобы достучаться до душ своих слушателей. -Calum Scott- излучает огромный поток своих чувств, делая акцент на каждом слове, словно сжимая в руках ваши ледяные сердца. Сильная работа и потрясающее владение своим голосом!”

-Nagamag.com

Today, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Calum Scott shares his new single “Boys in the Street,” an intimate and deeply empathetic cover of a 2015 track from Scottish artist Greg Holden. Accompanied by a poignant black-and-white video, “Boys in the Street” will appear on Calum’s highly anticipated sophomore album Bridges, to be released on 17 June. Go HERE calumscott.lnk.to/BITS to listen to “Boys in the Street,” and check out the video from 5pm BST HERE.

calumscott.lnk.to/BITSperformance

A devastating but ultimately life-affirming account of a father’s struggle to accept his openly gay son, “Boys in the Street” centers on a particularly impassioned vocal performance from Calum (an exquisite song interpreter whose platinum-certified take on Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” earned him a 2017 Brit Award nomination). In a departure from the acoustic-guitar-driven sound of the original track, Calum’s rendition arrives as an elegant piano ballad graced with lush string work, gradually taking on a tearful intensity as he narrates the father’s journey toward understanding. Directed by Jackson Ducasse (Ellie Goulding, James Bay), the stark yet stunning video for “Boys in the Street” breathes new life into that storytelling, following Calum through empty city streets as he sings directly to the camera and fully embodies the song’s outpouring of emotion.

“‘Boys in the Street’ is one of the few songs that has made me cry on the first listen,” says Calum. “I connected to the original version instantly and had wanted to record my own interpretation for the last few years. When I’d finished my second album, I had the time to craft my own version, and immediately got in touch with Greg to ask for his blessing. I knew it would fit perfectly on Bridges, and in some ways was the song I was missing. I’m honoured to include this powerful and inspiring piece on my sophomore record — I know it’s a song that not only I can relate to but will resonate with others around the world.”

The follow-up to Calum’s 2018 full-length debut Only Human — a widely acclaimed effort that hit No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in 21 countries across the globe, in addition to selling more than 3.6 million in adjusted album sales and garnering over 7.5 billion combined streams — Bridges will also feature his previously released singles “Heaven” (a breathtaking tribute to living in the moment by surrendering to love), “If You Ever Change Your Mind” (a bittersweet but empowered piece produced by Greg Kurstin, an eight-time GRAMMY Award® winner known for his work with Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Adele), “Rise” (a wildly soaring track whose video features a captivating performance from British actor Georgia Hirst), and “Biblical” (a heart-on-sleeve ballad Calum later followed with an American Sign Language version made in collaboration with the Tony Award®-winning Deaf West Theatre). Fans can pre-order the album HERE.

Soon after the release of Bridges, Calum will embark on a world tour with 25 dates scheduled for North America and dates across the UK, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. See below for UK dates and find ticketing info at www.calumscott.com/.

Calum Scott UK & Ireland Tour dates

30 September 2022 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre

01 October 2022 – Edinburgh, UK – The Queen’s Hall

02 October 2022 – Manchester, UK – The Lowry

04 October 2022 – London, UK – London Palladium

08 October 2022 – Hull, UK – Bonus Arena

ABOUT CALUM SCOTT

With the arrival of his 2018 debut album Only Human, singer-songwriter Calum Scott landed at No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in over 20 countries around the world, amassing over 7.5 billion total global streams and counting. Now certified platinum or gold in 21 countries, Only Human includes his platinum-selling smash “You Are The Reason,” a track that cracked the top 10 on iTunes single charts in 38 countries. The album also features Calum’s stripped-back, platinum-certified cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” which earned a Brit Award nomination in the category of Best British Single. His first new music since Only Human, Calum’s track “Biblical” marked an exciting evolution of his artistry, infusing even more raw emotion into his soulful and timeless sound. The piano-laced ballad is the first song released from his highly anticipated sophomore album Bridges, due out on 17 June. Bridges will also feature Calum’s previously released singles “Heaven” (a breathtaking tribute to living in the moment by surrendering to love), “If You Ever Change Your Mind” (a bittersweet but empowered piece produced by Greg Kurstin and “Rise” (a wildly soaring track whose video features a captivating performance from British actor Georgia Hirst).

Anton Commissaris Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Anton Commissaris:
Jazz - vocal, with notes of blues, soul, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Anton Commissaris:
I am a Jazz composer, pianist, and vocalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I released my first EP - On A Bright Note - in February 2021. I have a new single - Lonely Bay - released on September 24, 2021, and a second EP - Out of the Blue - coming out in October 2021.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Anton Commissaris:
I had heard music on the radio but the first time I felt a true connection was when at about 9 years old, I listened to an album by Joe Cocker - With a Little Help from My Friends. Cocker's voice was raw, bluesy, and powerfully emotional. It struck a chord with me. Intrigued, I began to play the record over and over. Two songs, in particular, stood out for me - the title track - With a Little Help from My Friends - and - She Came in Through the Bathroom Window. I didn't realize it at the time, but these were both Lennon-McCartney covers. I would later become a huge Beatles fan, impressed particularly by the fact that they composed, played, and sung their own music.


Nagamag:
How did you become a fan of Jazz music?

Anton Commissaris:
My mother was into Jazz music and she played a lot of records that I picked up on when I was young. When I was learning the piano at an early age, she also had Jazz sheet music laying around that I would learn how to play. I remember, in particular, being impressed by - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. During my college years, I picked up on Frank Sinatra and many of the other great singers of the American Song Book. As an alternative to all the other standard pop music of the day, we would play this at parties and have a lot of fun, while others were somewhat confused by our retro tastes. Then after, playing classical piano for a number of years, I drifted back into Jazz and fell in love with that style of music all over again.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Anton Commissaris:
The Beatles "For No One"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Anton Commissaris:
Sarah Vaughan "Misty"

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Kerensa Stephens Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Kerensa Stephens:
Eclectic lyrical Electronica. Probably more toward the ambient persuasion but also mid-tempo groove. cosmicleaf.com/en/products.php?action=artist&id=107
It somewhat depends on who I'm collaborating with. I've explored gypsy folk, experimental rock and performance poetry.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Kerensa Stephens:
My Dad was a musician, Mum liked to sing, so I was exposed to a lot of music and musical events growing up. I played violin in the school orchestra and sang in the choir, school productions and local shows. I was seriously into dance the first 2 decades of my life where I also learned to intuit music.
I became involved in the experimental music scene in my home town of Dunedin, NZ, in my early 20's. After I had my 2 boys, I started singing, writing and performing in big NZ festivals with 3 different kiwi artists, ecophonik, laughin' gas and Terra Nine. I took the moniker Aviatrix and explored DJing. Fun times!
Touring was not an easy option being a parent so I gradually moved more and more into the studio, collaborating with overseas artists like Side Liner, Zero Cult and Tony Modi. I have written prolifically and recently I came across an old song book of mine, I think I need to re-visit those tunes and reform them with a contemporary flavour.. watch this space ;)


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Kerensa Stephens:
I have eclectic tastes and I think exposure to everything from tribal to classical , folk to rock and experimental, soul ,reggae and trance, has made me a flexible artist and an original writer. Collaborating with artists from afar across the internet is huge now and being flexible, generative and at ease creating in my own space, I'm able to collaborate with many more artists than I thought imaginable.


Nagamag:
How do these collaborations come about?

Kerensa Stephens:
Producers contact me with a piece of music, sometimes a fragment, and an idea /concept/ title and if it speaks to me, I'll write something to it. A few tunes have come with another writers' lyrics and I adapt them to the tune. I record my vocals, arrange them and send the file off to the producer. We play file tennis for a while until we're all happy with the product or happy enough when a deadline comes around.


Nagamag:
Which is the biggest most well heard tune that you have in your discography?

Kerensa Stephens:
That would be the OTT Remix of No Return. Written with the notable Terra Nine, Mike Westcot. It was released on the 2013 album Streamofconsciousness through Tempest Recordings.

tempestrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/stream-of-consciousness


Nagamag:
Most artists have a favorite song from a different music genre than the one they are producing music for... Which is yours?

Kerensa Stephens:
Aldous Harding "The Barrel"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Kerensa Stephens:
Transient Dreams "Disciplined Sin"

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