Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Daniel Powter is set to announce his return to the international music scene with his stunning new album ‘Turn On The Lights’ on 16th July.
Kicking off with lead single ‘Cupid’ it’s immediately obvious that Canadian born Powter is an artist reenergized. A hook-laden and eternally optimistic view on love that floats along on a dreamy, strummy guitar, ‘Cupid’ is destined to be a mainstay on the mainstream radio as the summer months kick in.
Already climbing the Hot AC Airplays charts in the US and currently one of the 40 most played tracks with an audience of over 3 million people, its uncynical, universal theme is certainly striking a chord with a huge audience already.
Powter first came to prominence in 2006, when his Grammy nominated international hit ‘Bad Day’ became the most played track of the year on the US Billboard Hot 100 tracks of the year. It hit #1 in the US and Ireland, and was a top 10 hit across the world including UK, Australia, France, Italy and Sweden.
However, such international success isn’t anything you can prepare yourself for and as the record sales and the accolades rolled in, Powter, began to feeling increasingly uneasy with his newfound stardom.
The pressures associated with having the biggest selling song of the year pushed Daniel in a spiral of drink and drug abuse, and with superstar status within his grasp and half a million albums sales in the UK alone under his belt, it all slipped away.
Now clean, having moved to Los Angeles and settled down with his young family, Daniel is revitalized, and ready to reintroduce himself back into the public’ consciousness.
‘Turn On The Lights’ is an album bursting with heartfelt ballads, anthemic rockers, and lyrics that cover life, love and everything else in between.
Produced by veteran hitmaker Howard Benson (Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw, All-American Rejects) at his Bay 7 Studios in Los Angeles, ‘Turn on the Lights’ catches Powter in a soulful, irresistibly uplifting mood.
‘The Day We Never Met’ examines a relationship in reverse, whereas on ‘Come Home’ Powter ponders the necessity of friendship during the hard times. With those times now behind him, this comeback album stands apart from trends and fads as a fine example of classic song writing, from an artist ready to once again show the world exactly what he’s got to offer.
‘Turn On The Lights’ is released by International Solutions / Avex Management Inc. / EMI on 16th July.