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MAISIE PETERS ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM ‘YOU SIGNED UP FOR THIS’ ARRIVING AUGUST 27

SIGNS TO ED SHEERAN’S GINGERBREAD MAN RECORDS

NEW SINGLE ‘PSYCHO’ CO-WRITTEN WITH ED AND STEVE MAC COMING JULY 2

“I’m a huge fan” Taylor Swift

“singer-songwriter pop with a purpose” – Clash

“her gift for melody is remarkable”– Sunday Times Culture

“mixes strummed melodies and storytelling to cosmic effect” – Music Week

“one of the most exciting singer-songwriters in the game”– The Independent

“one of those truly authentic talents whose candid, catchy pop numbers are sure to stick in your heart and head” Notion

Maisie Peters is thrilled to announce that she has signed to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, and will be releasing her debut album, ‘You Signed Up For This’, on August 27 (pre-order here). In tandem with the announcement, Maisie has revealed that her new single, ‘Psycho’, co-written with Ed and Steve Mac, will be released on July 2.

With her knack for transforming everyday experiences in to vividly written diary-style songs, ‘You Signed Up For This’ is both Maisie’s coming of age story and a love letter to girlhood; penned with the wit, charm and quiet confidence that has seen her ascend from busking on the streets of Brighton, to recently making her US TV debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Transporting us directly in to her world as she navigates from small town teenager to adulthood, there’s a universal sense of familiarity and nostalgia as she shares memories of blossoming relationships (‘Outdoor Pool’, ‘My Elvis Song’), being played (‘Boys’, ‘Volcano’), heartbreak (‘Tough Act’, ‘Villain’), and first holidays with her twin sister (‘Brooklyn’).

Maisie treated fans to their first taste of ‘You Signed Up For This’ earlier this year with ‘John Hughes Movie’. The track soared to No. 1 on iTunes the weekend of release, was playlisted across BBC Radio 1 and 2, and has been streamed over 11.5 million times globally to date.

Revered for her songwriting, Maisie has spent the past three years honing her craft in sessions across London, LA and Nashville, creating songs for ‘You Signed Up For This’ alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Fred again.., Johnny McDaid, Miranda Cooper, and producers Joe Rubel (Tom Grennan, Benjamin Francis Leftwich), Afterhrs (Niall Horan, GRACEY), Rob Milton (Easy Life, Holly Humberstone) and Brad Ellis (Jorja Smith, Little Mix).

Maisie says:

“Signing to Gingerbread is a dream come true. I grew up inspired and in awe of Ed, like many other 13 year olds who heard ‘Lego House’ for the first time, so, it’s kind of amazing and hard to believe that I get to be the 21 year old who is able to call him and the whole Gingerbread team now friends, family and mentors for life.

I’m so excited to announce ‘You Signed Up For This’, it really is my (albeit not hugely long) life’s work and my proudest achievement; it is my favourite album maybe ever and whilst I may be biased, I really hope it goes into the world and becomes lots of other people’s favourite too.

It all means the world and is my world and there is nothing I would rather do.”

Ed Says:

“Excited to announce that I’ve signed the wonderful Maisie Peters to Gingerbread Man Records. She’s a very special artist who continues to push her storytelling in new directions. We had a few great writing sessions together and from there I knew I had to work with her. Can’t wait for you to hear her debut album x”

Impressively, ‘You Signed Up For This’ is Maisie’s second full length release in the space of three months, as she recently became one of the youngest musicians in history to write and curate a soundtrack for the second season of Apple TV+ Original Series, ‘Trying’, at only 20 years old. Written in just two months last winter, the stunning body of work includes duets with her friends and favourites, including Griff, James Bay and Bear’s Den.

With a fervent following, over half a billion global streams to date, sold out headline shows in both the UK and US, famous fans (Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, Sam Smith), and a newly inked deal with one of the most successful musicians of all time, Maisie is seeing her dreams come to life and inviting us along on the journey.

Make sure to catch Maisie performing at some of the UK’s biggest festivals this summer (All Points East, Isle of Wight, Boardmasters, Latitude), and follow the Maisie Peters Book Club on Instagram for monthly interviews with some of the most acclaimed names in literature (Naoise Dolan, Elif Batuman, Julia Samuel).

‘YOU SIGNED UP FOR THIS’ TRACKLIST

  1. You Signed Up For This
  2. I’m Trying (Not Friends)
  3. John Hughes Movie
  4. Outdoor Pool
  5. Love Him I Don’t
  6. Psycho
  7. Boy
  8. Hollow
  9. Villain
  10. Brooklyn
  11. Elvis Song
  12. Talking To Strangers
  13. Volcano
  14. Tough Act

GAVIN JAMES SHARES HIS NEW SINGLE ‘SOBER’

Setting eternally relevant themes to classic melodies with an ear for modernist production, Gavin James’ unassuming authenticity and songcraft has been the key to him unlocking 1.5 billion streams, 6 million monthly listeners at Spotify, and 32 international Platinum or Gold records. His million+ social media followers are similarly engaged by an artist simply being who he is. Today he shares his new single ‘Sober’.

If you haven’t yet discovered Gavin, his brand new single ‘Sober’ is the perfect introduction. It’s a stadium-scaled expression of the kind of sorrowful sentiment that you’d normally keep close to your chest: the ever-relevant young adult experience of wondering whether a love is fuelled by intoxication or if there’s something more substantial to hold onto.

Gavin says, “Sober is a song about being in love with someone and then in the morning they all of a sudden don’t love you back. It’s pretty much about their sobering reality that you are not for them and you’re left alone replaying the relationship in your head … so you’re sad about it and you sing it real loud with a piano

There’s a bravery in sharing such an emotion in a song that’s equally at home on the airwaves as it is unifying audiences at shows. And that’s matched by his judgement in deploying the full-strength of his emotive vocals only where it matters the most. Helping Gavin achieve his full potential on the track are some A-list collaborators. Production comes from Patrick Pyke Salmy and Ricardo Muñoz, who have been dominating charts across Europe with Zoe Wees’ hits ‘Control’ and ‘Girls Like Us’. The track was subsequently mixed by Mitch McCarthy (Olivia Rodrigo, Driver’s License).

From early favourites such as‘Always’ and ‘Nervous’ to recent releases ‘Man on the Moon’ and ‘Boxes’, Gavin’s talents have been embraced by countless big names. He has played shows with Niall Horan, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, while Jimin of BTS amassed 256 million likes when he sang along to ‘Nervous’ on the South Korean streaming service V Live. Gavin’s most recent ‘Boxes’ EP hit number 1 in the album and airplay charts in Ireland last year.

A 29-year-old Dubliner, Gavin James has come a long way from his early days busking on Grafton Street. His international touring has resulted in 250,000 ticket sales for his headline shows, which included two nights at Dublin’s 13,000 capacity 3Arena. As we await the return of live music, Gavin has spent recent weeks sharing footage of some unforgettable moments of his previous shows, with electrifying scenes stretching from Brazil to Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival.

AVA MAX UNLEASHES POWERFUL
NEW SINGLE “EVERYTIME I CRY”

Global pop sensation Ava Max unleashes her powerful new single “EveryTime I Cry” TODAY! An undisputed summer smash, the highly-anticipated, adrenaline-fueled track is pure electropop perfection.

Of the empowering single, Ava says, “After every struggle you go through you become a little bit stronger. And every tear you shed is not wasted, but becomes your river of hope.”

Making her mark as one of the most-streamed female artists in the world, Ava’s previous single “My Head & My Heart” exploded on the charts upon its release, racked up more than 401 million global streams and skyrocketed into the Top 15 on Pop radio. It followed Ava’s last Platinum single Kings & Queens,” which has over 1 billion million global streams, held the #1 spot on the Hot AC chart for 8 straight weeks and peaked at #2 on Pop radio.

Ava is the daughter of Albanian immigrants and has grinded since grade school, exploding in the music world on a global scale with her 2018 triple-platinum smash Sweet but Psycho.” Streamed over 2.1 billion times by 2020, the song clinched a spot in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks. Ava only accelerated this rapid rise to pop superstardom with the Gold-selling So Am I [927 million global streams], Salt [1.5 billion global streams], “Kings & Queens” [1 billion global streams] and “Who’s Laughing Now [301 million global streams]. In the middle of this whirlwind, she pieced together her 2020 full-length debut album, Heaven & Hell, which quickly rose to Gold certification upon release.

“A true hit-maker” – Forbes

“This is pop at its most shimmery and divine” – Wonderland

“Ava Max Claims Her Throne…” – Rolling Stone

“One of pop music’s brightest stars” – People

ED SHEERAN ANNOUNCES TIKTOK UEFA EURO 2020 LIVESTREAM SHOW
ON 25TH JUNE 2021

This morning, Ed Sheeran announced (with help from sporting icon David Beckham) that he will be performing at TikTok’s UEFA EURO 2020 Show.

@edsheeran

Playing @tiktok’s UEFA Euro 2020 LIVE show, filmed this with goldenballs himself @davidbeckham, tune in from 9pm BST 25th June x #EdTikTokLIVE

♬ original sound – Ed Sheeran

The gig will be livestreamed only on TikTok from his home ground of Portman Road, Ipswich Town – kicking off at 9pm BST.

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