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Mykel aka Irish singer, song writer and producer Michael Fitzpatrick, will be releasing his debut single ‘Sweet Valentine’, an artfully crafted track exploring the depths of soulful electronica, this February via Ntrang Music.
2013 looks to be a huge break out year for Mykel, starting with the release of his first single - ‘Sweet Valentine’, an emotive track exploring love and lust. The song features haunting, soulful vocals which are beautifully juxtaposed by a deep bassline and an infectious electronic backing track. Mykel successfully merges underground electronic with organic pop to create a sound that’s unique but crucially maintains a broad appeal.
Michael counts Ed Sheeran, Knife Party and Labrinth amongst his main musical influences but has a wide variety of musical tastes, listening to everything from underground hip hop, to 50s big band and soul singers and classical music. All of which have helped him shape his own music, in which he takes elements from multiple genres to create emotive pop with a deeper and harder edge.
The multi talented artist, hailing from Dublin, was a bit of a late bloomer into the music industry. He began experimenting with music at the age of 29, teaching himself to produce, write music and play the guitar. With a full time job as a director of an engineering firm, nothing could have been further from his normal routine. As a disciplined and self motivated artist he set aside 30 hours a week to write and polish off his productive skills. Additionally he attended as many song writing camps as he could with a group called Emeraz.com for two and a half years before making the brave decision to go it alone and focus fully on his solo music career. A decision that has proven to be worth the wait.
As a writer, Michael has already achieved great success, he appeared as a finalist in an RTE / Warner Brothers TV show, ‘The Hit’ in 2012. The show proved to be a challenging yet immensely rewarding experience for Michael, not only was it his debut TV performance but was also his first ever live performance that just so happened to be on national TV, up against some of the best song writers Ireland has to offer.
Alongside the release of his debut single, Michael has spent the last nine months on five track EP - ‘Hold On’ which will be released later on in the year. Mykel is an emerging talent and most definitely one to keep your eye on in 2013.
Release/catalogue number: AW5055767
Release date: Feb 13, 2013