MAY 16 2011
FIRST SINGLE, “NOT OVER YOU,” CO-WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY RYAN TEDDER, GOES TO RADIO ON JUNE 6TH AND AVAILABLE AT ITUNES AND ALL OTHER DIGITAL PROVIDERS JUNE 7TH
PLATINUM-SELLING SINGER-SONGWRITER WILL HIT THE ROAD WITH MAROON 5 AND TRAIN FOR 20+ CITY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ON JULY 22ND
May 16, 2011 — New York, NY — Platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and musician Gavin DeGraw will release a brand-new album, entitled SWEETER, on J Records on August 9th, 2011. The album’s first single, “Not Over You,” which Gavin co-wrote with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, who also produced the track, will premiere today May 16th on AOL Music, impacts radio on June 6th and will be available for purchase through iTunes and all other digital providers on June 7th.
Gavin and Ryan first met when they performed on the same bill and the two, both groove-minded piano players, decided to write together. “Not Over You,” which poignantly evokes the difficulty of getting over someone, is one of two songs Gavin co-wrote with Ryan for SWEETER, which was recorded in several locations, including Ryan’s studio in Denver, Blackbird Studio in Nashville, producer Butch Walker’s space in Venice, CA (where Bob Dylan recorded some tracks in the ’70s), and the legendary Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood. The album finds the New York native — beloved for his blue-eyed soul vocals, freewheeling melodies, and earthy charm — experimenting with new sounds, which resulted in a potent, swaggering strut, both musically and lyrically, on sexually charged songs like the R&B-infused “Sweeter” and “Radiation.” The racier moments are balanced out by more emotionally transparent songs like the vigorous “Not Over You,” and the uplifting “Soldier” and “You Know Where I’m At,” which convey a vulnerability while still managing to feel distinctly masculine.
JUL 15 2010
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