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Mikky Ekko To Release Debut Album Time On January 20th


Following the release of its lead single “Smile,” Mikky Ekko is back today to announce the release date of his debut LP, as well as announce his forthcoming co-headlining tour with HAERTS. Time is set to be released on January 20th by RCA Records and will be available for pre-order on November 10th. Its release will come on the heels of the aforementioned dates with HAERTS as well as his November tour with alt-J, on which he will be performing “Smile” along with his collaborations with Dave Sitek, Jeff Bhasker, Stargate, Dennis Herring, Clams Casino, Blood Diamonds, Justin Parker, Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco – all a part of Time. Check out Hippie Sabotage’s recent remix of “Smile,” as well as the original’s video and all upcoming Mikky Ekko tour dates below.

STREAM: “Smile (Hippie Sabotage Remix)

WATCH: “Smile

Time Tracklist
01 Watch Me Rise
02 Smile
03 Love You Crazy
04 U
05 Time
06 Riot
07 Mourning Doves
08 Burning Doves
09 Comatose
10 Pull Me Down
11 Made of Light
12 Loner

Tour Dates (all dates with alt-J)
11/10 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
11/11 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
11/12 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/14 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
11/16 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
11/18 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
11/19 Washington, DC – Echostage

Tour Dates with HAERTS
11/29 Chicago, IL – Schubas
11/30 Columbus, OH – A&R Bar
12/2 Pittsburgh, PA – Club AE
12/5 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Purgatory
12/6 Nashville, TN – Marathon
12/8 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
12/9: Kansas City, MO – Record Bar

12/12 Portland, OR – Star
12/13 Seattle, WA – Crocodile
12/16 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw
12/18 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
12/20 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

About Mikky Ekko and Time:

Praised as a “powerhouse vocalist” (The Fader), Mikky Ekko has been described as a “rising secret star among a tiny cadre of multitalented producers, instrumentalists, and singer-songwriters who are blowing up solely from the genre spanning power of their music” (Nylon). Ekko’s “The kind of artist that is able to balance creative production and arrangement with traditionally well-written music.” (Pigeons & Planes)

Following last summer’s release of his track “Kids” and his first US tour – a run of dates supporting Jessie Ware, Mikky released an EP, featuring songs culled from his performance at iTunes Festival in London when he opened for Justin Timberlake in October last year. Additionally, Ekko co-wrote, produced and was featured in Rihanna’s single “Stay” which became one of the biggest hits of 2013, selling over 10 million tracks worldwide peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Pop Songs chart in the U.S., and earning Ekko a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Duo/Collaboration. He also delivered a memorable live performance of the song with Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Ekko, a Louisiana native who currently resides in Nashville, co-wrote and is featured on Chris Malinchak’s current single, the disco stormer “Stranger.” Mikky Ekko was recently nominated for a 2014 MTV Video Music Award with David Guetta for “Best Video with a Social Message” for the song “One Voice,” which the two recorded for the United Nations’ “The World Needs More” campaign. Mikky’s music has already been licensed in True Blood, The Blacklist, Grey’s Anatomy, Orange is the New Black, Homeland, and more.