Music Is My King Size Bed is a music blog, founded in 2007 by pop music lover, Jamie Sward. Mainly UK pop and dance music focused, Music Is My King Size Bed spans the entire musical spectrum; everything from indie rock and country to electronic, house music and R&B. Enjoy artist interviews, CD reviews, music videos and all the latest in music news.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Selah Sue Announces Support Slot on Ed Sheeran's U.S. Tour; Self-Titled Debut Album Out August 21st
Belgian singer/songwriter (and Music Is My King Size Bed 'One to Watch') Selah Sue is about to EXPLODE stateside! Mark my words! In addition to releasing her self-titled debut album on August 21st via Columbia Records, the talented songstress has been announced as the opener for Ed Sheeran's forthcoming VH1 You Oughta Know Tour, kicking off September 17th in Toronto! Now, that's what I call an extreme vote of confidence!
While Selah Sue is just beginning to introduce herself here in America, she's already practically a household name in Europe, with her album debuting in the top 10 in Belgium, France and the Netherlands, earning the talented singer/songwriter multiple platinum certifications. While her distinctive voice is reminiscent of artists like Duffy and Joss Stone, Selah Sue is absolutely her own artist and a complete original. Blending pop, soul, funk and reggae, her genre-bending musical style has made her a "Must-See" artist at festivals all over the world.
Speaking of LIVE, Selah Sue is no doubt excited to hit the road with another talented up & comer from Europe, UK singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, who will bring his sensitive pop-folk stylings to North America this fall. In addition to her upcoming tour with Sheeran, Selah Sue was here in America supporting both Emeli Sande and Beth Orton as well as two sold-out New York City showcases with her full band, as well as performances at The Roots Picnic and the UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival.
Her forthcoming album, already out abroad, will feature three exclusive, never-before-heard songs when it comes out in America: "On The Run," "Break" and the Jerry Wonda (Wyclef Jean, The Fugees)-produced "Fade Away." Additionally, a new version of the Selah Sue staple, "Raggamuffin" featuring rap superstar J. Cole will also appear, as well as the Cee-Lo Green-assisted "Please" and the Meshell Ndegeocello-co-written "Mommy."
Download "Raggamuffin" (iTunes US) now and check Selah Sue on tour this fall! I also included the video for her 2011 Belgian single, "Crazy Vibes" BELOW.
Tour Dates w/ Ed Sheeran:
September 17- Toronto, ON- Echo Beach
September 18- Montreal, QC- Olympia de Montréal
September 19- Boston, MA- House of Blues
September 21- New York, NY- Terminal 5
September 22- Washington, DC- 9:30 Club
September 23- Philadelphia, PA- River Stage
September 25- Chicago, IL- Riviera Theatre
September 26- Minneapolis, MN- State Theatre
September 28- Denver, CO- Bluebird Theatre
October 01- Los Angeles, CA- The Wiltern
October 02- San Diego, CA- House Of Blues
October 04- Vancouver, BC- Quean Elizabeth Theatre
October 05- Portland, OR- Roseland Theatre
October 06- Seattle, WA- The Showbox SoDo
Hi! My name is Jamie. Originally from the Northern Chicago suburbs, I now reside in New York City. During the day I work for a online marketing/advertising startup in Manhattan. At night and on the weekends, I blog over at Music Is My King Size Bed.