APR 24 2015
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“STOLE THE SHOW” FEAT. PARSON JAMES
Hailing from Cheraw, South Carolina, Parson James' life was centered on church and singing in his local gospel choir. Now, at just 21 years of age, his passion for storytelling, music and singing, coupled with a deep rooted love and understanding of southern gospel soul and pop, is what makes Parson James an undeniable force to be reckoned with in 2015.
His lyrics, steeped in beyond-his-years experience, reveal a long journey from a dark past. “My mother and I grew up together” says James, noting his mother was only 16 when he was born in the American South, a place where his mixed racial heritage was “the talk of the town.”
As an only child of a single mother, the pair survived together supporting each other as best friends, and all each other had. In spite of a racially derisive past, his fixation on the constant struggle between the two sides of humanity -- both in and outside of church -- became more prevalent as he began to write and record his own music. Attributing his southern hometown church hymns as some of his earliest memories and influences, his beautiful, heartfelt lyrics are as gut-wrenching as they are inspiring. It is this unique talent that brought Parson James to New York City, alone; at just 17-years-old he began pursuing his singing career as an escape from painful memories and an opportunity for acceptance.
Fast forward just a few years, and “Stole The Show” is Parson James’ debut to the world. Not only does it affirm his place in the mainstream arena as talented vocalist, but it proves he’s one of the most promising and immediate young songwriters of 2015. Parson wrote and is featured on Kygo’s latest single “Stole The Show,” which has already amassed an impressive 4.5 million+ views on YouTube, 50 million global streams on Spotify, peaked at #6 on the Global chart, and reached #12 on the US chart at Spotify. The single has also been in the Top 50 in over 40 countries on Spotify and was #1 on Shazam in both Sweden and Norway. Check out “Stole The Show” HERE.
On his recent signing to the legendary RCA Records, James says, “I am so thrilled to be a part of such an iconic label and looking forward to a long and fruitful future with the incredible team at RCA Records.”
Chairman & CEO of RCA Records, Peter Edge continues, "We are excited to welcome Parson James to the RCA Records family. He is an incredibly compelling vocalist and songwriter with an undeniable distinctive sound. We are fortunate that he’s part of RCA and look forward to bringing his creative vision to the next level.”
President & COO, RCA Records Tom Corson states, “Parson James is a supremely talented artist who has a unique vision for his music. We are delighted to have him at RCA.”
Stay tuned for details of up and coming live performances and more music for Parson James.
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Click Here to Watch “Fire Meet Gasoline – By Heidi Klum” Video
NEW YORK – April 23, 2015 – Internationally renowned supermodel Heidi Klum has taken a starring role alongside “Game of Thrones” actor Pedro Pascal in a music video entitled “Fire Meet Gasoline – By Heidi Klum” scored to the song “Fire Meet Gasoline,” by multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed artist, Sia. Directed by Emmy-Award-nominee Francesco Carrozzini, the video is a slow burn thriller featuring a scene with Heidi wearing Sia’s iconic blond wig and lingerie from her line, Heidi Klum Intimates. Click here to watch it now!
“Sia is one of those incredible artists who puts so much passion into her work, and I am thrilled to be part of a music video set to her song 'Fire Meet Gasoline.' I remember being blown away the first time I heard her voice on ‘Breathe Me,” said Klum, “and I love many songs she has written for other artists. I love great collaborations and to be given the opportunity to appear in the video while wearing my Heidi Klum Intimates collection, is definitely up there. Francesco, Pedro and I had a blast shooting. You don’t know exactly what’s happening - but we’re definitely up to something!”
Sia is an astonishingly prolific singer/songwriter/producer/massive hit maker who released her #1 charting and critically-acclaimed album 1000 FORMS OF FEAR (RCA Records/Monkey Puzzle Records) in July 2014, which features her massive breakthrough single and 4x Grammy-nominated “Chandelier” and recently released single “Elastic Heart.” The groundbreaking video for “Chandelier” has enjoyed an unprecedented 679 million views and its follow-up video “Elastic Heart” has over 244 million views since its release earlier this year. She released earlier this month the third video in the trilogy starring Maddie Zeigler of Dance Moms for the song "Big Girls Cry." Sia has penned several monster hits over the last few years, crafting songs for pop icons including, Rihanna (“Diamonds”), Katy Perry (“Double Rainbow”), Britney Spears (“Perfume”), Kelly Clarkson (“Invincible”), Beyoncé (“Pretty Hurts”) and Celine Dion, as well as working with Kylie Minogue and Angel Haze. Sia is also the featured vocalist on some of the most massive hits she has written for others including “Titanium” with David Guetta, “Beautiful Pain” with Eminem, and “Wild Ones” with Flo Rida.
Click here to watch “Fire Meet Gasoline-By Heidi Klum,” starring Heidi Klum scored to Sia's album track " Fire Meet Gasoline" from Sia's critically acclaimed #1 album 1000 FORMS OF FEAR.
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