Serena Ryder - 7/16/18Monday, July 16 2018 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 9:30pm (Estimated End Time)
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Serena Ryder - 7/16/18
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Award winning Atlantic recording artist Serena Ryder has announced the release of her new single, “Famous (Feat. Simon Ward of The Strumbellas),” which is now available at all digital music retailers and streaming services. “Famous” – produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Dave Cobb – is set to impact Triple A radio outlets nationwide next month. In addition, the single will be accompanied by a new companion video, premiering in the coming weeks but heralded today with the debut of an exclusive trailer streaming now on Serena’s YouTube page.
“’Famous’ is a song that Simon Ward and I wrote together with my friend Simon Wilcox,” says Ryder. “The essence of the song is about society being obsessed with social media and people trying to achieve fame solely for the sake of being famous. It’s really about how the most important thing about relationships is love, real love and it doesn’t matter if your face is on a big screen or not, it’s having the face of the person you love in front of you.”
“Famous” follows last year’s EP, “ELECTRIC LOVE,” available now at all U.S. digital music retailers and streaming services. The EP showcases a number of singles, including “Electric Love,” “Got Your Number,” and “Utopia,” all joined by videos streaming now at Ryder’s official YouTube channel. The latter track was also featured on Ryder’s Canadian full length LP, “UTOPIA,” which debuted at #1 on SoundScan’s “Top Current Albums” and “Digital Albums” charts upon its release last year.
“ELECTRIC LOVE” marked Ryder’s first new release since 2012’s fifth studio album, “HARMONY. ” That collection earned the Toronto-based singer/songwriter her greatest popular and critical success to date, including platinum sales certification from Music Canada, the 2013 Juno Award for “Adult Alternative Album of the Year,” and an additional string of top Juno nods including “Album of the Year.”
“HARMONY” was highlighted by the #1 hit single, “Stompa,” which spent eight consecutive weeks topping Triple A radio airplay charts here in the Lower 48 upon its 2013 release. A top 10 smash in Ryder’s home country, “Stompa” earned 4x platinum certification from Music Canada and firmly established the talented tunesmith. Named “Artist of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year” at the 2014 Juno Awards, Ryder followed “Stompa” with yet another top 10, 2x platinum certified crossover hit single, “What I Wouldn’t Do.”
Ryder’s songs have also been featured in and performed on a truly remarkable number of film, TV, and commercial projects spanning VEEP, Grey’s Anatomy, American Idol, The Voice, The Tonight Show, Drop Dead Diva, Mob Wives, Suits, and advertising campaigns from Ford, Cadillac, and many others.
Ryder has also proven herself to be a hard-traveling troubadour, with countless headline tours both in her native Canada and around the globe. She has shared stages with a variety of diverse artists including Kayne West, HAIM, Pitbull, Melissa Etheridge, OneRepublic, Tegan & Sara, and Sara Bareilles.
“Like listening to the teenaged Aretha Franklin, it’s impossible not to be physically shaken when Serena sings.” -ELLE
“The combination of (Ryder’s) powerful vocals and killer guitar playing skills make you feel inspired whenever you listen to any of her songs” -Cosmopolitan