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Bringin' it Backward‪s‬ American Songwriter

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Our podcast talks about the stars before they were stars. We are the backstage pass to the music industry for our listeners.

    Interview with Dreamshade

    Interview with Dreamshade

    Together with American Songwriter, we had the pleasure of interviewing Dreamshade over Zoom video! 

    Formed in 2006 in Lugano, Switzerland. Since their inception, they have never been an ordinary Metal band. Their mix of melody, heaviness, and uplifting lyrics gained the attention of the modern Rock, Metal, and Hardcore scenes.

    After the release of their first EP "To The Edge Of Reality" in 2008 they signed to Universal Music / Spinefarm Records and then released the albums "What Silence Hides" in 2011 and "The Gift Of Life" in 2013 which features evergreen songs for the genre like "Consumed Future", "Photographs" and "Your Voice". The band toured continuously and touched continents: Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa gaining thousands of fans all over the World.

    In 2015 they released "Dreamers Don't Sleep" which was the first single that anticipated the release of a new album.

    The band signed with Artery Recordings in 2016 and released their latest album "Vibrant" with songs like "Where My Heart Belongs", "Up All Night" and "It's Over" which feature new influences like Active Rock, Electronic and Rap music. Dreamshade embarked a Headliner tour through all of Europe and Asia collecting also Sold Out shows.

    The single "Question Everything" was released on January 15th, 2019 and the band started a World Tour through Europe with DON BROCO & Emarosa, South Africa & Asia as Headliners.

    The band's new album “A Pale Blue Dot” is out now!

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    • 47 min
    Interview with Quinn XCII

    Interview with Quinn XCII

    Together with American Songwriter, we had the pleasure of interviewing Quinn XCII over Zoom video! 
    Detroit-bred singer-songwriter Quinn XCII shares his emotionally raw yet powerfully uplifting new album, Change of Scenery II, more than five years after his life-changing debut EP Change of Scenery.

    Executive produced by longtime friend and collaborator ayokay, the album was created from the uninspiring throes of quarantine when Quinn XCII decided to shake up his creative routine and left L.A. for ayokay’s family vacation home in the seaside town of Newport, Rhode Island. There they set up a makeshift studio in the living room and after two full week-long trips, they created an endlessly radiant body of work that fully captures the pure joy and camaraderie of its creation.

    In line with the album, Quinn XCII has also premiered an official lyric video for the song “We Don’t Talk Enough” featuring Alexander 23, a dreamy meditation on the pain of growing apart from your oldest friends.

    The 12-track album’s lead single “Stay Next to Me” feat. Chelsea Cutler, which the duo performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden, is a piano-driven portrait of infatuation at first sight. Another high-energy and irresistibly feel-good track, the hip-hop-leaning “My Wife & 2 Dogs,” cleverly documents the making of the album, dropping references to Wes Anderson and Rocky Balboa in its tongue-in-cheek ode to unbridled creativity. From there, Quinn XCII shifts into a melancholy mood with “SOS,” pulling inspiration from his surroundings and spinning a fictional but emotionally raw story of a lover lost at sea. Halfway through Change of Scenery II, the mesmerizing “Doris Terrace,” featuring vocals from ayokay and another close friend and rising star Jeremy Zucker, makes for one of the album’s most sonically adventurous and profoundly moving moments.

    “Through making this album I was able to stop and appreciate certain things that I’d been overlooking in the day-to-day,” says Quinn XCII. “It taught me how important it is to enjoy the simple pleasures, the people closest to you, and to never take anything for granted. I hope that hearing these songs helps other people to feel that same kind of excitement and joy.’

    At the forefront of Quinn XCII’s consistent growth is his highly sought-after and fully energized live show. In celebration of the new album, he will play a drive-in concert at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC on March 11, 2021, which sold out within minutes of the on-sale.

    Change of Scenery II is available everywhere now.

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    • 31 min
    Interview with Icebeatchillz

    Interview with Icebeatchillz

    Together with American Songwriter, we had the pleasure of interviewing IceBeatChillz over Zoom video! 

    IceBeatChillz defines the new genre-bending sound of today. A multifaceted musician Ice is also a self-taught instrumentalist who layers up an Afro base with the sounds of different cultures. Ice’s debut single “Area” ft. Beenie Man was a perfect example of this cultural and sonic mixing incorporating a multitude of different elements to create his uniquely Afro based sound. According to The Hype Magazine, “AREA” has all the necessary ingredients to become Afro-Dancehall’s most powerful anthem.”
     
    IceBeatChillz was born Emana Saintly in the small state of Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, Ice began as a soccer player, whose shoulder injury (and love affair with music) prevented a professional soccer career. Instead, in 2013, despite discouragement and protests from his deeply religious community, Ice focused on developing his career as a music producer. However, in order to take his first step to fully commit to his music Ice had to board the first bus to leave his villages of Akwa Ibom and drive 16-hours to the bustling city of Lagos to pursue his music career. After arriving in Lagos, Ice by chance stumbled into a meeting with the CEO of List Entertainment a reputable management Agency in Africa, credited for launching the careers of AfroBeat superstars like Wizkid and Diamond Platinumz. Following this chance meeting Ice was soon drafted to become one of the agency’s producers, producing under the moniker Chillings. While at the agency Ice was able to meet and connect with people and sounds from across the globe learning and picking up different influences from Asian Flutes to uniquely African percussions, Latin spices and more, culturally layering an Afro-Beats foundation, and giving birth to a fresh sound that is uniquely his own.
     
    Following his time at List Entertainment, IceBeatChillz remained behind the scenes developing and producing Afro-Beat for emerging acts, including 2x Award Winning Afro-Fuji artist, Barry Jhay , Nigerian Alt-R&B artist Tems and more . A versatile and free soul, IceBeatChillz defies categorization and simply desires to make a powerful contribution to the world of music with fresh sounds to propel the African Music scene to new heights. And now with his new partnership with Crystal Clear Records, IceBeatChillz is putting himself front and center as an artist/producer bringing his unique sound to the forefront for the world to hear.

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    • 44 min
    Interview with Julia Gargano

    Interview with Julia Gargano

    Together with American Songwriter, we had the pleasure of interviewing Julia Gargano over Zoom video! 

    Breakout star and American Idol alum Julia Gargano released her debut single “You Don’t Get To”, February 19th via 19 Recordings (Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert). Noted as Julia’s first official self-release since the show aired in 2020, “You Don’t Get To” follows her hit single “Swollen” with fellow American Idol contestant Francisco Martin (over 2 million streams across platforms.) 

    Making her grand entrance as a solo artist, Julia Gargano pours her heart out on her new single “You Don’t Get To” and demonstrates her innate ability to command a room with her raw talent. Introducing the single with grandiose piano chords and an array of soulful vocal notes, Julia Gargano flaunts her remarkable vocal range and songwriting skills on “You Don’t Get To”, where she tells a powerful story of a woman who reclaims her power in a failed  relationship. 

    Julia mentions “You Don’t Get To” is a “song that I hold close to my heart. I wasn’t ready to stand up for myself back when I was going through this breakup, but now a couple of years later, it feels like another chance to tell him how I really feel. This is my first single release post American Idol, so this one really means a lot to me. It's a special milestone and represents the beginning of an awesome chapter in my life. The whole process of putting this together was a learning experience I'll never forget.” 

    A season 3 favorite on the 2020 edition of American Idol, 22-year-old Julia Gargano stunned the judges in her first audition after performing an original single “Growing Pains” and left Katy Perry, Luke Bryant, and Lionel Richie all speechless. Katy Perry was so moved by her performance she even rose up out of her chair to hug Julia while Luke Bryan said she’s only one hit single away from the Grammys (see here). Captivating audiences across America, Julia ranked as a top ten finalist on the show amidst the chaos and hardships of the pandemic. Immediately following the show, Julia was signed to 19 Recordings, a prominent NY-based record label responsible for launching the careers of American Idol alums including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Pia Toscano and many more.  Now one year later, Julia is having her breakout moment and will show the world her undeniable brilliance as a singer, songwriter, pianist, and recording artist. 

    Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, Julia Gargano studied vocals at the acclaimed LaGuardia High School and composition at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Inspired by artists such as Brandi Carlile and Radiohead, Julia’s writing style is beyond ordinary. Developing her passion at a young age, she was only a teen when she was writing, recording, and building what is now an extensive original music arsenal. Julia continues to create and perform her music showcasing her soulful vocals, unique progressions, and passionate lyrics.

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    • 43 min
    Interview with Tyler Shaw

    Interview with Tyler Shaw

    Together with American Songwriter, we had the pleasure of interviewing Tyler Shaw over Zoom video! 

    As Tyler Shaw closes the chapter on his acclaimed “When You’re Home” single, he delights listeners with an even gentler rendition of his most romantic song to date. Leading up to his next release, the piano version of “When You’re Home” is captivating in its tenderness. With a charming piano melody that is complemented by gorgeous violin swells, Shaw takes the passion of the original rendition and transforms it into a deeply-intimate serenade.
    This rendition continues the momentum Tyler has built leading up to his third LP. “When You’re Home” was Tyler’s first release in 2021 and originally produced by Grammy-award nominated Jon Levine (Dua Lipa, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha, Drake), and written by Tyler Shaw, Alex Beitzke (James Arthur), and Henry Brill (Jack Garrat). Garnering praise from publications including 1883 Magazine, American Songwriter, Marie Claire, Parade, EUPHORIA., plus a wealth of international playlists including Spotify’s 'New Music Friday', Apple Music's 'New Music Daily' and the cover of Amazon Music's 'Fresh Pop', the world is taking note of Shaw's talents.
    The “When You’re Home” piano version shows Tyler’s prowess in taking one song in a multitude of dynamic directions. It’s no surprise “When You’re Home” was dubbed one of the best love songs of 2021 (so far) by Marie Claire, raving, “‘When You're Home’ is the type of love song we could all use these days as we redefine what it means to feel safe and secure at home.” With each take, Tyler shines in a way that keeps each version fresh, exciting, and leaves listeners finding out more. Last month, Tyler released the exhilarating electronic dance version of the single with world renowned Canadian DJ and producer Dzeko. Through a stimulating house production the two transformed “When You’re Home” into an infectious club track. Now, with the release of “When You’re Home,” the remix and this latest version, Tyler’s momentum continues to rapidly rise as he breaks into both the US and UK.
    Tyler Shaw’s accomplishments are not bound to just his impressive discography as he has worked with some of the biggest artists across the globe such as Avril Lavigne, Fefe Dobson, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Sarah McLachlan, Walk Off The Earth, toured with Selena Gomez and opened for massive international acts like Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes.
    With a new single just on the horizon, Shaw is sure to impress on his upcoming LP. You can find more information about Tyler Shaw HERE

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    • 31 min
    Interview with LZ7

    Interview with LZ7

    Together with American Songwriter, we had the pleasure of interviewing LZ7 over Zoom video! 

    From the start, LZ7 has kept a relevance and honesty about their music, which comes from a heart that sees the best in young people. The band draw on experiences from their own lives which give the listener a deeper perspective of where they come from, what they are all about and where they are heading with their music. As always, Lindz is at the front of LZ7. The band includes many faces so you might see a different set of our family at each show. LZ7 is on a quest to perpetuate music that bypasses the intellect and speaks straight to the soul. With their infectious melodies, huge drops and back-to-back anthems, LZ7 knows how to rock a crowd. And rock the crowd is just what they did are their 2019 album ‘These Are The Days’, featuring favorites like “G.O.A.T”, "Breakthrough, in addition to "Legends".

    At the end of 2020 LZ7 premiered the music video for new single “Won’t Run Out” with EDM.com, this followed a slew of successful singles LZ7 has released since the COVID-19 pandemic started back in March, which started out with the fan filmed self-isolation video for “Peace & Love” that premiered with Hollywood Life. In addition, to LZ7’s most recent release “Sound Of The Weekend” filmed in the French Alps.

    We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.

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    • 55 min

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