Sigala

FRESH: ‘Brighter Days’ – Sigala

Three years after his single “Easy Love” topped the chart, DJ and producer Sigala releases his debut album

by Christopher Smith

It’s not often someone from my home town of Norwich gets into the charts. First there was Cathy Dennis, then Beth Orton, and in the last three years, 25 year old DJ and producer Bruce Fielder aka Sigala. So it’s refreshing to see a local lad doing well and keeping the East Anglian music flame burning ‘bright’.

It was in 2015 that Sigala first came to prominence with his anthem “Easy Love” that topped the UK singles chart and proved successful across Europe and in Australia too, selling over a million copies in the process.

He followed “Easy Love” with a string of dance smash hits including “Sweet Lovin” with Bryn Christopher, “Give Me Your Love” with John Newman and Nile Rodgers, and “Came Here For Love” with Ella Eyre.

In 2018 he co-wrote (with Jess Glynne) and produced “Lullaby” with vocals provided by Paloma Faith, which has taken the charts by storm across much of the globe.

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“Brighter Days” is released on 21st September.

1. “Brighter Days” – 3:55
2. “Came Here for Love” (with Ella Eyre) – 3:23
3. “Feels Like Home” (with Sean Paul and Fuse ODG featuring Kent Jones) – 3:39
4. “Just Got Paid” – 3:40
5. “We Don’t Care” (with The Vamps) – 3:27
6. “You Don’t Know Me” – 3:14
7. “Somebody” – 3:43
8. “Lullaby” (with Paloma Faith) – 3:24
9. “Ain’t Giving Up” (with Craig David) – 2:37
10. “What You Waiting For?” (with Kylie Minogue) – 4:13
11. “Sweet Lovin'” (featuring Bryn Christopher) – 3:22
12. “Revival” – 3:11
13. “Give Me Your Love” (featuring John Newman and Nile Rodgers) – 3:30
14. “All for Love” – 3:55
15. “Say You Do” (featuring Imani and DJ Fresh) – 3:22
16. “Easy Love” – 3:47

Sigala is also touring the UK in October at the following venues:
18 October 2018 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
19 October 2018 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
20 October 2018 – Manchester, Albert Hall
21 October 2018 – Glasgow, O2 ABC
22 October 2018 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
25 October 2018 – London, Electric Brixton
26 October 2018 – Bristol, O2 Academy

And then there’s THAT collaboration with a certain Australian megastar! We’ve been given a sneak preview on Instagram, but will it make the album? Will it be released as a single?
We can only hope and pray…!

#brighterdays

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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