American Idol 2019: New Season Premiere
A new journey begins as America’s iconic singing competition series is set to return for a new season SUNDAY, MARCH 3 at 8|7c on ABC! Following the historic revival of the beloved series on ABC, American Idol set out once again on a nationwide search to discover the next singing sensation. Returning this season are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy®-winning producer Ryan Seacrest will also return to helm the music competition series as host for American Idol 2019, as well as famed radio DJ, comedian, best-selling author and Dancing with the Stars champion Bobby Bones, who will take on the role of in-house mentor.
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“What UCHé came up with is a high voltage take on electro-funk that is equal parts Michael Kiwanuka and Lizzo.”KUTX 98.9
“Uché Falls Prey to Mob Luxuries Pop singer’s sobering party anthem premieres visually”The Austin Chronicle
“My Generation fuses an array of genres into a rich and energetic blend of “Funk” DM. Influences of Prince and Bowie are obvious while subtleties of Genuwine and George Clinton add an eclectic variation to UCHé’s sound. Plain and simple, UCHé goes hard af with the unapologetic social commentary of My Generation.”trackrambler.com
AUSTIN, TEXAS – April 26, 2017; source: Juice Consulting) – Bold, fiery and truly one of a kind, Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and model Uché is going to set Texas ablaze with his brand new EP titled “My Generation” to be released on Friday, June 9. The official release show will take place on Thursday, June 8 at SCRATCHOUSE located at 617 E 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Doors will be at 8 p.m. and admission is free. To get a taste of the upcoming first single, “Mob Luxuries” please click here. For more information on Uché, please see www.uchesings.com.
Standing 6 feet 5 inches tall, 22 year-old Texas State University student Uché turns heads and catches eyes when he walks into a room. Having drawn inspiration and influence from prolific musicians such as Prince and David Bowie, Uché’s style, persona and music is all his own and delivered in such a manner that it glides and soars between genres and labels. His deep, raspy voice ebbs and flows from one tone and timbre to another effortlessly evolving throughout the melodies of his sound. On stage, he is agile, nimble and overtly energetic, captivating his audience and compelling them to move their feet and dance. “No apologies, I go hard every freaking time,” says Uché. “You haven’t seen a tall lanky dude ‘get it’ like a short guy can… until now, lol.”
The upcoming EP is no exception to that gripping aspect of Uché’s artistry; he poses a social commentary on the state of his generation and tells a story of his own struggles, while at the same time maintaining an electric energy that implores listeners to groove and sway to the beat. “My Generation,” is a musical biopic chronicling the artist’s descent into a world of self-indulgence fueled by excessive drug use followed by a spiritual awakening that he credits as saving his life.
“‘My Generation’ speaks of the issues I have with my own generation. I meant it to be a musical vehicle that provides fiercely honest social commentary on my generation’s dulled social conscious, its fascination with living a life of ‘excess’ and the ever popular ‘YOLO’ spirit,” proclaims Uché.
“Uché is going to set Texas ablaze with his brand new EP ‘My Generation’”Austin Texas Juice Consulting
Although his message is one of great social awareness and acts as a call to action for his generation, he manages to keep his music upbeat and beaming with energy. He utilizes ever-popular electronic dance music in a way that merges it with funk and pop and ultimately creates a new sub-genre, a phrase which he coined, “Funk” DM.
“‘My Generation’ is a fight for control,” explains Uché. “Even the songs are sequenced in a specific order for a reason. ‘Rager,’ the first song on the EP, is a dark and grimy ‘turn-up’ go hard party anthem meant to give everyone a real bird’s-eye view of where I was mentally when I was at my lowest. Just non-stop partying-get high, party, then do it all again.”
“Mob Luxuries,” the current single from the EP, was written after one of Uché’s friends overdosed. “It’s about the luxuries of being with your squad, your crew, and the feeling of euphoria you get when you start turning up and you do more drugs than you would than if you were by yourself,” says Uché.
The final song on the “My Generation” EP, “Do It All Louder,” is about claiming control and declaring not to walk to the rhythm of everyone else. It is the culmination and the conclusion of Uché’s spiritual awakening.
The new EP was written and performed by Uché and recorded at LuckyRun Studios and Z-Mixed Studios in Houston, Texas. The EP was produced by Eddie Ferguson for Walk One Productions and Zeke Listenbee for GoListen Productions, and the project was mixed and mastered by Romel “Nino” Villanueva and Jim Caruana, “Mob Luxuries” DrewG. Anthem remix curated by Courtney M. Anderson and remix produced by DrewG. Courtesy of 69ing Chipmunks. The project’s executive producer is Houston-based Tracy Matthews for The ME Company, LLC.
THE “MY GENERATION” TRACKLIST IS AS FOLLOWS:
Made of Steel
Do It All Louder
Mob Luxuries (DrewG. Anthem) (Remix)