London based, classically trained singer-songwriter I.AM.WILLOW announces new single Satellite. It’s an exciting time for the Malta-born musician, having gained support from BBC Introducing, Q Magazine, and Time Out (Top 5 Rising Stars of 2015) over the past 12 months.
Influenced by the complex works of artists such as Kate Bush and Tori Amos, the epic soundscapes of Woodkid and London Grammar in addition to songwriters and performers such as SIA and Beyoncé, WILLOW’s music is a cinematic-pop explosion of influences, highlighted by the contrasting subtlety and power of her vocals, melodic arrangements and evocative lyricism.
Her new single Satellite is a soaring, sweeping pop song “about giving that special relationship a second chance. Giving up all earlier inhibitions and doubts and letting go … Waving at the world as it fades from view. Trusting in what will be. Essentially allowing love to show the way.” – WILLOW
In 2009 WILLOW was nominated and won ‚Best Songwriter‘ and ‚Best Female Artist‘ at the Malta Music Awards, prompting her decision to move to England. The opportunities followed; from recording sessions with Grammy Award winning producer Steve Orchard, to appearances at festivals and venues such as Jazz Café, Bush Hall, The Royal Festival Hall and The Great Escape. She signed her first publishing deal with Fairwood Music, in 2013.
Over the past year, Willow has scored two No.1 album cuts in Spain (Ghost Town by Auryn and Head For The Stars by Sweet California), No.5 in South Africa (Elizma Theron), features with two of the biggest selling recording artists in Japan and China (Koda Kumi and China Lin Kailun respectively) and several song placements used in film trailers in the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany and China, including US TV show Chasing Life, and French film Boomerang. WILLOW has also collected some famous fans along the way; legendary singer Annie Lennox offered her free studio time after hearing a private performance, and Sting booked her for his official after party during his Malta tour.
She nows turns her focus to releasing new solo material with an EP to follow in 2017.