SIGALA TEAMS UP WITH MAE MULLER AND CAITY BASER FOR FEELS THIS GOOD FEATURING STEFFLON DON
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8 UK Top 10 Singles
7 global Platinum Singles
10 global Gold Singles
7 Million UK sales
22 Million worldwide sales
4 Billion streams
Over 1 Billion video views
Toronto, ON – March 3, 2023 – Not one but three powerhouses join Sigala for his brand-new single ‘Feel This Good’, which is released globally today. Feels this Good is a buoyant future anthem with an earworm of a chorus and features the incredible Mae Muller and the hotly tipped Caity Baser, with a brief break in the action from rapper Stefflon Don. It's a matrix of collaborative artistry that highlights something Sigala values: sticking by, returning to and/or championing stars with whom he has a close bond – or of whom he's purely and simply a fan.
The song is accompanied by the release of the first part of Sigala’s new record, Every Cloud – Silver Linings, featuring the first available 11-tracks from the album, with the full album coming on September 1, 2023.
After eight UK Top 10 singles, a BRIT Nomination for Best Single for Lullaby, seven global Platinum singles, nine global Gold singles, seven million UK sales, 22 million worldwide sales, 4 billion audio streams and over one billion video views, Sigala is showing no sign of slowing down.
Every Cloud is the album Sigala has been working on from pretty much the minute he finished making his first, September 2018’s blockbuster, Brighter Days. The impressive debut album featured a stellar line-up of collaborators that included Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Becky Hill and more!
Sigala has had another incredible year, playing to fans across the globe and consistently releasing smash single. Every Cloud – Silver Linings will also include Lasting Lover, with James Arthur, Melody, Stay The Night featuring Talia Mar, Rely On Me, the David Guetta and Sam Ryder collaboration, Living Without You and recent release, Radio, with MNEK.
As well as new music. Sigala also announced a UK headline tour which kicks off in Dublin on March 5. This year is set to be another standout for Sigala, who is looking forward to reengaging with his fans and bringing the Sigala experience to more live electrifying shows.
Sigala UK Tour 2023
March 5– 3Olympia, Dublin
March 7 – NX, Newcastle
March 8 – O2 Academy, Glasgow – SOLD OUT
March 9 – O2 Academy, Glasgow (*Extra Show Added)
March 10 – The Engine Shed, Lincoln
March 11 – HMV Empire Coventry, Coventry
March 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester
March 17 – Electric Brixton, London
March 18 – Tramshed, Cardiff
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In the first nine months of last year the artist-producer released four singles. At the top of 2022 came Melody. Written in his studio HQ near London’s Kings Cross, the uplifting trance epic was vocalled by Norwegian singer-songwriterand co-writer Ida Martinsen Botten, and was a spiritual sister of Wish You Well, Sigala’s 2019 hit with Becky Hill.
It was followed by Stay the Night, a hook-up with fast-rising British singer Talia Mar that was a certifiable summer smash. Then, with that song still filling dancefloors all over, came punchy piano-house monster Living Without You. His wingmen this time? Only the other biggest dance music producer in Europe and ’22’s most explosive new voice in pop. That is, respectively, David Guetta and Sam Ryder. You knew that.
A disco-minute later, Sigala was releasing again, and it was another all-star collab: All By Myself was the inspired result of a mash-up with Ellie Goulding, cult Brazilian DJ/producer Alok and a deft sample of Depeche Mode’s Enjoy The Silence.
Four bangers, streams numbering 300 million all before winter kicked in, and all centred on the force of musical gravity that is Sigala.
The answer to those opening four questions? Barely, never, probably, definitely.
Because as '23 gets underway, Sigala's work-rate shows no signs of slowing down. Prime your ears for anotherhuge soulful dance track in the shape of new single, Rely On Me. Again, Sigala flexes his unerring ability to open up to, and dig deep with, a diverse and international range of co-writing/producing talents spanning the horizon of electronic music – in this case Italian DJ Gabry Ponte and his countryman Alex Guadino, the legendary label-runner, sampling wizard and hitmaker.
“It's another one that's based on a cheeky sample, a song called 2 Times, which is quite a niche tune,” explains this electronic music obsessive of the 1999 hit for British-born Italian Eurodance phenom Ann Lee. “Alex came up with it – he's famous for sampling songs before it was really a thing, going back to Destination Unknown and some of his other huge tunes.”
Rely On Me also serves as the curtain-raiser for the rollercoaster next chapter in Sigala’s rise and rise: the release,in spring this year, of his long-awaited second album. Currently running to 20 (and counting) tracks, it’s the albumthe Englishman born Bruce Fielder has been working on from pretty much the minute he finished making his first,September 2018’s blockbuster, Brighter Days.
4.2 billion audio streams and over one billion video views, here comes Every Cloud. It’s a second album that’s already stuffed with hits, including as it does all Sigala’s singles from the past couple ofyears, including James Arthur collab Lasting Lover and You For Me with Rita Ora.
“Basically it's like a best-of – with extras,” grins Sigala.
And what extras. Stay tuned for another new track, Radio, co-created with, and sung by, one of Sigala’s all-time heroes.
“MNEK, what a legend!” he beams. “I've followed his career since day one, when I was at uni. He's somebody that I've always dreamed of working with.”
In the writing, too, MNEK didn’t disappoint, even for a man well-used to using the studio as a creative playground.
“I spent about two hours making a beat, getting some nice chords, whilst he was just chilling. And then he was like,'OK, just play it through.' He's on his phone, typing down lyrics, then he jumps on the microphone. And literally 20minutes later, he had written pretty much the whole song – and the vocal is the one that he sang in two takes!” Sigala marvels. “Just incredible. I was honestly blown away. It was like being in the presence of true genius.”
There is, accordingly, a freshness to the French disco feel of the track. “That's something that I really wanted to keeptrue to: not overproduce it. It's such a simple production, but it's unique as well, with that offbeat bass going all theway through. It throws back to early 2000s and late '90s stuff, and even disco.”
The positive, upbeat vibes continue in another new track, one that already feels like the feelgood sound of 2023. Feels This Good is a further massive writing hook-up with old friend– Well, their identity will have to remain secret for a little longer. In fact: such is the calibre of the not one, not two, but three massive vocal collaborators on the track that they all need to stay anonymous for now. Suffice it to say that in its creation and execution, Feels ThisGood features four towering British female talents. It's a matrix of collaborative artistry that highlights something else Sigala values: sticking by, returning to and/or championing stars with whom he has a close bond – or of whom he's purely and simply a fan.
For Sigala, those ties, ones that go far beyond tactical and fleeting professional connections, make for music with character and meaning.
“You can see by the people that are going to be on the album,” he begins, holding back on revealing some other keycollaborators, “and who are on my previous one – a lot of it is people who are local to me, people that I've bumped into. It is quite a small circle of writers and artists in the UK, really, when you get down to it.”
A key member of that small circle is Bryn Christopher, his co-writer and the gospel-voiced singer on Mood For You, another deep new cut.
“Bryn was one of the first people I ever worked with as Sigala. We wrote Sweet Lovin' together, which was mysecond ever single, and we've been working on stuff since. He wrote Came Here for Love with Ella Eyre and a fewother people. He's going to be quite heavily involved in album number three, which I'm already working on. So I was like, we have to have you on the album.” It is he, adds, another nice full circle moment for an artist for whom human connection matters more than anything. Even if the spark of a tune originates somewhere else, as with Rely On Me and Living Without You (which began with songwriter JinJin, another old creative partner), Sigala will only jump on if that spark resonates personally – and if can get in the studio with his would-be collaborators.
“I absolutely prefer making music with people in person,” he affirms. “Unless I'm travelling, organising sessions and flying to places, which does happen, but not that frequently, I can call up Ella. She lives five minutes down the roadfrom where my studio is. She'll just come by, and we can work on some stuff.”
That travelling, though, is also important. Playing out as a DJ last year – he again took his Sigalaland experience to Ibiza, with a residency at Eden – he had first-hand experience of audiences' hunger and enthusiasm for properclubbing and proper dancing in what was the first fully free summer since 2019.
“Over lockdown, dance music became stronger than ever,” he reflects of a time where he himself spent long months “honing and honing” the songs for Every Cloud. “People were missing that side of their lives. So they were havingtheir own parties at home or listening to dance music in their kitchen. That was a beautiful thing.
“And that's continued,” points out this assiduous chart-watcher, scene observer and true-born fan. “This year even some of the more underground dance tunes have risen up the charts, and gone massive and viral on social media.That shows that people have more of an appetite than ever for dance music and having a party. So performing thisyear, with all that energy, has been just awesome.”
All that energy also ripples through Every Cloud. It’s there in the multitude of recent hits and future hits, in thegalaxy of stars who feature, and also in the line-up of fresher talent. The latter is a crucially important element for a musician intent on further stepping out from behind his decks or his desk and encouraging the writers, singers and producers of tomorrow. Hence Sigala’s founding of Lighthouse, a publishing, management and mentorship company for new artists.
“Lighthouse is a real big passion of mine,” Sigala says, the enthusiasm spilling out of him. “It's great to do something that's focused on other people, helping them, passing on things that I've learned and done wrong in the past, so that they don't have to make the same mistakes. And then giving them the facilities they need to do whatthey need to do. Basically, just all things that I wish I had when I was starting out!” he adds, laughing.
Shout out, then, to Shaun Ferrugia, the first signing to Lighthouse. “This dude from Malta had DM'd me onInstagram and said: ‘Hey man, can you listen to my songs?' I checked him out, and was like: ‘Oh, my God, this guy has the most incredible voice, he's a great songwriter, but he has no connections in the industry and doesn't know what to do.’ “So I invited him to London and we helped him out, got him in sessions and stuff like that. Since then, he's just done two songs with Martin Garrix, where he's written and singing on them, and he's about to start his own artist career.”
It all speaks to where Sigala finds himself at this crucial crossover phase in his career: paying back the experience, and doubling down on the energy and the excitement. He’s just announced a tour for spring, an underplay run after previous arena-sized outings with a live band. Going back to dancefloor basics, DJing while accompanied by guestsingers, he’ll be both tapping into and ramping up the excitement of the club environment, while also foregrounding the songcraft and production passion he holds dear.
“I feel like I’ve got a really good ear. And I feel like, with all the people who've had long careers in music, you haveto be at your own A&R as well. I have great A&R guys at Ministry of Sound and Sony,” he says of his label partners. “But if the artist can be a decent A&R as well, you're just on to a winner. People like Calvin and Guetta, people who are having constant success, they have a really good ear.
“That's something I’ve really honed in on over the years. If I feel strongly about a song, I want to get involved. I try and listen to my gut instinct. And it's done me well so far.” That could be the understatement of, well, any year. If you thought Sigala was brilliantly all over 2022, wait till you hear what he has planned for 2023.