After having mastered the tides of the charts with the song of sailor Wellerman, Nathan Evans plunges back into the depths of pop with his second single Told You So.
Released today (June 24) and with a remix of Digital Farm Animals (pictured with Evans above), the track follows Evans singing a publishing deal with Sony a few days ago. With 682,387 sales for Wellerman so far, according to the Official Charts Company, Wellerman continues to fly for Evans, who also signed deals with Polydor and UTA this year.
The postman turned pop star tells Music week all about how this week has been one of the most important of his life … well after the week he downloaded this video on TikTok, of course.
You went from uploading a video on social media in January to a deal with Sony Music Publishing six months later. How does that feel?
“It’s ridiculous. I think I’ve said it before, but I’m going to get the word ‘ridiculous’ tattooed somewhere for the number of times I’ve had to say it in the past six months. is what makes dreams come true, but it is a dream that has come true for me. “
Does the publishing contract now give you a solid foundation for your future?
“That’s exactly it, it sets me up well. I know that overnight it’s not going to go away. It’s good.”
What made you choose Sony Music Publishing?
“The fact that it’s probably the biggest publisher in the world! And that’s Sony. When you grow up you hear all these people talking about different companies, and Sony is one of the biggest – and she always has been. When Sony got in touch, it was obvious to me. “
Rightly, there is a new lead to accompany the case …
“This week so far has been absolutely amazing. To top it off, I just hope everyone loves Told You So. It’s the icing on the cake if everyone loves the song.”
It’s not a shipyard but it has nautical references, doesn’t it?
“Oddly enough, it wasn’t done on purpose. It kind of matched the song, but there are nautical themes that tie into Wellerman, so it worked out perfectly.”
When was it registered?
“It was written about two months ago. What happened was I went to the studio with three guys. Two brothers who are in a band called Saint Phnx – Stevie and Al Jukes – and one other guy called Ross Hamilton who is a producer. I left with nothing but came out with this song. When I heard the demo finished it was absolutely amazing. Everyone who heard it loved it.
You also managed to get a Digital Farm Animals remix, how did that go?
“One of the guys from Saint Phnx knows Digital Farm Animals, so he texted him and asked him to listen to this song we just found and he responded with a remix of his own back. unbelievable. I couldn’t believe it, Digital Farm Animals is a great number, so for him to remix it without being asked is amazing. “
Folk pop is the road I wanna take
The song combines a folk touch with a pop sound, is that how you see your music evolving now?
“Yes, that’s exactly it. It’s folk, pop but also a bit of dance with the remix as well. Pop folk is the path I want to take, it’s what I listen to and I appreciates. So that’s the path I see myself going. “
Not that you are done with the songs of the sailors, aren’t you putting out a book about them in October?
“Yes, it’s a book full of different huts, which tells you a little bit about what each sea hut means, where it came from and how it was sung. I can’t wait for it to come out. It’s gonna be cool . “
For the future, do you have any plans for other new songs?
“I’m in the studio all the time right now, writing and doing new songs. I try to do as much as possible. Then in December I have a tour of the UK and Ireland, and after that, we’re going to europe in january. It’s gonna be super busy! I can’t wait. It’s gonna be great to finally meet some of the people I’ve become friends with on TikTok, let alone perform in front of a live crowd. ”
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