Milow finds his 'Silver Linings'
It's been a solid year for Milow, who in April released the brand new studio album, "Silver Linings." The project was recorded in Los Angeles at Fairfax Recordings, which is known to many in the industry as Sound City Studios.
There's no doubt that laying down tracks in such a famed venue puts Milow in great company. Everyone from Tom Petty and Nirvana to Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac have recorded at Sound City, and Milow surrounded himself with a great team to get his latest project off the ground. He had Clif Norrell (who has worked with Bruce Springsteen) mixing, Larry Goldings (James Taylor, Norah Jones) on keyboard and Matt Chamberlain (Fiona Apple, David Bowie) on drums. On guitar were a couple of guys named Val McCullum (Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson) and Tom Vanstiphout (a member of Milow's band for the last seven years).
A surprise to some Milow fans is that "Silver Linings" also features a 13-piece live string section, as well as guests like Roger Manning Jr, Greg Leisz and 23-year-old Courtney Marie Andrews, a well-known singer-songwriter from Seattle.
For the first time since 2011, Milow will be headlining a tour in Germany this November. The series of dates begins with a show in Flensburg, Germany on Sunday, November 9th and wrapping with a stop in Bielefeld on Tuesday, November 25. The current tour also includes dates in the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and France.
All About Milow (Created June 20, 2013)
Jonathan Vandenbroeck is Milow, one of Europe's most successful contemporary artists, and regarded as one of the hardest-working artists in music today.
Don't know his name? You should. His big introduction to the world was an acoustic cover of 50 Cent's "Ayo Technology" in 2008, which stayed on the charts for over 340 weeks in 14 different countries. (In case anyone's counting, that's an astonishing 2,380 days). The video also went viral on YouTube with over 50 million views, pushing the Belgian singer-songwriter into the studio to record a self-titled studio album.
Of course everyone expected immense success from Milow after that national breakthrough, and he delivered in a big way. His single "You Don't Know" became on of the biggest hits in Belgium in 2007, and three years later he had sold more than 650,000 albums and more than 1.15 million singles. He also won a plethora of awards, including Music Industry Awards in Belgium, five MIA Awards and was tapped to play some of Europe's most prestigious festivals.
The ball kept on rolling for Milow into 2009, when he released "Maybe Next Year" as a live album and DVD combo. Two years later, his long-awaited "North and South" album hit stores simultaneously in mainland Europe and Canada. It entered the charts at #3 in the Netherlands, #4 in Germany and #5 in Belgium and Austria. The first single, "You and Me (In My Pocket)," caught the attention of Perez Hilton, who likened Milow to Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson.
Always touring, this DIY artist (who acts as his own manager, publishing and releasing albums on his own label, Homerun Records) can be found playing everywhere from the United States to Paris, France this year.
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