Deacon Nina Nesbitt

FRESH: ‘Long Run’ – Deacon feat. Nina Nesbitt

Deacon debuts with Nina Nesbitt on “Long Run”

Today, 16-year-old producer Deacon launches artist career with his debut single, “Long Run” featuring Nina Nesbitt. The pop-fueled dance release arrives on Palm Tree Records, a Sony Music joint venture co-founded by Kygo and his manager Myles Shear. Deacon’s journey as an artist is just beginning, but his time in the spotlight matches that of a veteran musician as he follows his parents’ lead in the entertainment industry. His passion for music started early, creating hip-hop beats in the 7th grade before gradually making his way over to dance and electronic music.

Deacon, whose mum and dad is Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon, aims to build a fanbase and create a genuine connection with people through his music and begins with the anthemic “Long Run” with Scottish singer-songwriter Nesbitt. Nina has garnered a wealth of accolades and milestones over the past decade, from supporting Ed Sheeran on an arena tour and having her music embraced by pop royalty in the shape of Taylor Swift to earning over half a billion streams worldwide on her latest album, “The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change“, which dropped last year.

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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!