Over the last half-decade—in between writing and producing for hitmakers like One Direction and his project Graffiti6—singer/songwriter Jamie Scott began working on songs sparked by his recently becoming a father and husband. Now with his new solo record My Hurricane, Scott has pieced those songs together to create an album that’s unabashedly emotional but gracefully sophisticated in its intimate story- telling of an autographically inspired couple. “My Hurricane is meant to represent that journey, and the message of it is that you’ve got to just go for it, live big and live brave and never get caught up in regret.”
“Writing this album, I got fascinated with the idea of growing old with someone and then eventually losing the person who means everything to you,” says Scott, explaining that My Hurricane follows the fictional couple from before they meet until they die. Scott says his best work is born from simply sitting down at his piano or guitar and playing around with different ideas. “When you scale everything back like that, you know right away if you’ve got something good,” he explains. “You play it and it either sounds amazing or it doesn’t, and that’s all there is to it.”
A GREAT BIG WORLD
In late 2013, everybody who had heard the group’s single “Say Something” reacted to it. After playing during a pivotal segment of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, this little song began its journey to becoming a big platinum-selling
hit. The terse, tearful piano and Axel’s heavenly hypnotic vocals tugged on heartstrings worldwide. One heart that felt it especially hard belonged to none other than Christina Aguilera.
A Great Big World went on to perform the song with Aguilera on NBC’s The Voice, and that version took off to #1 on iTunes. The same phenomena occurred after a heartfelt performance at The American Music Awards, which generated worldwide applause. They closed out
the year bringing the audience at The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to its feet followed up by sold out New Year’s Eve gigs supporting Maroon 5. However, their journey formally begins with the 2014 release of Is There Anybody Out There?
In addition to endless touring, the boys are in the midst of writing a Broadway musical and a host of new songs to be released soon. Even though it may seem like their dreams have already come true, for the future A Great Big World still dream huge.
Santa Barbara based Seven Lions is one of dance music’s leading innovators. A favorite amongst media and tastemakers everywhere, Dancing Astronaut said
it best when proclaiming that “For Seven Lions, every release is a momentous occasion.” This year, Seven Lions released his highly anticipated Worlds Apart EP via Casablanca Records/Republic Records. The EP debuted at #1 on the iTunes Dance Album Chart and includes the smash hit “Strangers” featuring Myon, Shane 54 and breakout buzz artist Tove Lo. “Strangers” has already achieved a string of #1 milestones topping the US Dance Radio Chart and SiriusXM’s BPM playlist in addition
to hitting #1 at Hype Machine. Worlds Apart boasts collaborations with superstar vocalists such as Ellie Goulding and continues to top the charts including #1 on the Spotify Viral Chart (“Don’t Leave” ft Ellie Goulding). Seven Lions is currently on tour playing sold out shows and festivals such as EDC. As his fan base continues to grow, it’s clear that Seven Lions manifests the music that resonates within his soul through his eclectic and ethereal brand of electronica.
JACOB LATIMORE FEAT. T-PAIN
At just 17 years old, Jacob Latimore is an undeniable talent in the worlds of television, film and music. Represented by Crown World Entertainment with a label home at the renowned RCA Records, powerful teams have aligned to push this emerging superstar to the forefront of an industry built on his talent and hard work.
Jacob has appeared in an array of television shows and has now transitioned into blockbuster films. He starred in Black Nativity in November 2013, and most recently appeared in the major motion picture Ride Along. Jacob is gearing up to promote his next film, Fox Century’s The Maze Runner, set for release in September 2014. Proving to be a major influencer, Jacob inked a deal as the Brand Ambassador for HoneyComb Cereal in 2014.
Jacob’s talent on screen matches his talent on stage. Since the releases of his singles “Like ’Em All” and “Nothing On Me” in 2011, Jacob has been hitting the pavement wowing audiences with his energetic and innovative performance. Jacob captivates audiences with dynamic choreography and relatable music. His new single “Heartbreak Heard Around The World” featuring T-Pain is a hit with fans, and is amplifying anticipation online and at radio.
Singer, dancer, actress, model, skateboarder; it’s safe to say that Teyana Taylor is a multi-faceted powerhouse
who was born to entertain. Introduced to the world by her extravagant MTV “My Super Sweet 16,” then protégé to Pharrell Williams, Teyana Taylor was quickly dubbed a star by fans and critics alike.
She made her debut in the film
word, starring in Stomp The Yard 2 followed by Madea’s Big Happy Family. Following the success of her mixtape The Misunderstanding Of Teyana Taylor, Teyana signed with music icon Kanye West as the first female artist on his G.O.O.D Music label. Coming off the heels of a great year, Teyana, a famed sneakerhead, signed an endorsement deal with shoe giant Adidas for her Harlem GLC sneakers which was the fastest selling sneaker in Adidas’ history.
Now at the age of 23, Taylor shows
no signs of slowing down. Recently announcing a starring role in BET’s The Start Up scheduled to air later this year, releasing a custom hair line affectionately named Taylor’d Textures and set to release her highly anticipated single “Maybe” featuring Pusha T and Yo Gotti, the demand for Teyana is at an all-time high.