Shayna King's new single 'Calling You' is released today.
Inspired by "stepping out of your comfort zone to follow your passion", 'Calling You' shows a mature and developed side to King’s songwriting.
With a voice described as a “stunning mix between soft and powerful”, this catchy tune is full of melodic hooks and punchy beats and is Shaynas strongest release yet.
'Calling You' was produced by Shayna King and Nick Poortman, and mixed and engineered by Nick Poortman at Quicksand Studio, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Download 'Calling You' on iTunes here: smarturl.it/CallingYou
Shayna chats with OJ on the Port FM Music network breakfast show about the inspiration behind her new single 'Calling You' released 18 August.
Preview and pre-order new single "Calling You" on iTunes now:
Alternative Singer-Songwriter Shayna King’s new single ‘Calling You’ is set for release this August. Straight off the back of a nationwide tour and following the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, the new single shows a mature and developed side to King’s songwriting, inspired by her personal journey of “stepping out of your comfort zone to follow your passion.”
With a voice described as a “stunning mix between soft and powerful” (Streets of Colombo Blog) and top live/album reviews under her belt, this next installment also shows King’s side as a producer, having been self-produced alongside co-producer and engineer Nick Poortman at Christchurch’s Quicksand Recording Studio.
Kings debut album ‘The Day Is Young’ was released in December 2013 and was nominated for the prestigious 2014 Taite Music Prize, with the title track also selected as a semi-finalist in the International Unsigned Only songwriting competition.
The album debuted at #6 on the iTunes charts and reached the NZ Top 20 milestone during her New Zealand Tour in May, where it charted at #14 on the New Zealand Album charts and #9 on the IMNZ Independent Album Charts.
Having recently played support for New Zealand Artist-Collective ‘Fly My Pretties’, UK Legend ‘Nik Kershaw’ and Australia’s ‘Mark Wilkinson’, King also performs as a full-time artist around Canterbury, often gigging 4 or 5 times a week to support and develop her art full-time.
“Calling You” is released on the 18th August 2014 and available for digital download through iTunes, amplifier, bandcamp and more.
Shayna called in to the CTV Canterbury Television Freeview show on Tuesday to discuss her recent NZ Tour and announce details on her new single.
Watch the interview 19 minutes in here:
Alt. Country artist Shayna King has been nominated for 2014 Top Female Country Artist of the Year at this years New Zealand Country Music Awards. Shayna joins the likes of Kaylee Bell and Tami Neilson as this years nominees, presented by Kiwi Pro-Am Country Music Organisation Inc.
The 2014 NZ Country Music Awards will be held in Hamilton on the 16th August.
'The Day Is Young' has also charted in the official IMNZ Independent Music Charts at number 9 for the end of May. Thank you to everyone who has supported the album and helped reach this milestone!
Shayna King's debut album 'The Day Is Young' has made its mark in the Official NZ Top 20 chart this week at #14.
Shayna has just finished her first National tour of New Zealand with full shows across the country for NZ Music Month 2014.
To see this weeks charts: http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/nzalbums?chart=2511
On 15th May Shayna and her band took a break from their National tour to perform on New Zealand's TV1's Good Morning Show, debuting her new song 'Fire Burning'.
Live photos and review by Jacko Andrews of Music Nation, for the Auckland show of 'The Day Is Young' Tour.
Click to view full photo album: http://musicnation.co.nz/shayna-king-eden-live-backbeat/
Live photos by the wonderful Bradley Garner of Muzic.net.nz, of our Meow, Wellington show during 'The Day Is Young' Tour.
Click to view full album: http://www.muzic.net.nz/artists/3412/gallery/1219.html