NEW CITY ANNOUNCE LATEST SINGLE “GETTING CLOSER”
Sign With Timbaland's Mosley Music Group / Capitol Records
Set To Play Summer Festival Shows On The Heels of 2 Nominations for Best New Group or Solo Artist at 2018 Canadian Radio Music Awards
29 MARCH 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Genre-blending, Toronto-based trio NEW CITY announces the release of a brand new single, “Getting Closer” set to drop March 30 through Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The band teased fans by revealing the single art on their socials last week, check it out HERE.
“Getting Closer” comes at a crucial time for NEW CITY in their evolution, reflecting on where they came from and looking towards where they are headed. A declaration of empowerment for the band and anyone else working towards their dreams. “It’s about breaking yourself down and putting everything on the table, but still feeling lost,” lead-singer Adrian Mitchell explains about the new song, “It reflects the ways we’ve found ourselves as a band and can talk about bigger topics. At first, we wrote about the things we wanted and desired, but now our writing is starting to reflect what our purpose actually is and what we’re looking for in the future.” The track was written and co-produced by the band themselves, alongside longtime collaborator, Fede Vindver, who produced “Dirty Secrets” and co-produced “Coachella.”
Just last year, NEW CITY released their first-ever song, “Coachella,” a summertime anthem about the Indio, California music festival. The track has since amassed almost two million streams, with Clash magazine declaring it a “perfect pop confection.” The music video for the track, sees the band channeling party atmosphere of the desert festival – despite never having been. The follow-up, deep house-inflected “Dirty Secrets,” was the #1 Most Added single at Canadian Pop Radio. The song entered the Canadian radio chart at number 22, jumping seven spots in just two weeks and clearing four million streams, "With the irresistible pop sensibilities of New City,” wrote Billboard, “they are a secret you’ll want to share."
Shortly after the release of “Dirty Secrets”, NEW CITY’s hybrid-pop sound borrowing from pop, rhythmic and EDM influences caught the attention of Grammy-winning multiplatinum super producer, Timbaland, and his manager Gary Marella who inked the band to Mosley Music Group imprint alongside Capitol Records stateside. “These guys are incredibly talented and have what it takes to be superstars” Timbaland.
Mosley Music Group, founded in 2006 started with a simple mission in mind: work with great artists regardless of genre. The label started with a bang: Nelly Furtado’s “Promiscuous” (featuring Timbaland) hit #1, as did her album which sold over 13 million copies. Since then Mosley has released multiple successful projects including Timbaland’s Shock Value, which went multi-platinum and sold over 12 million singles featuring hits such as “Give It To Me”, “The Way I Are” & “Apologize”, One Republic’s debut Dreaming Out Loud LP, which also featured the hit “Apologize” (featuring Timbaland). Mosley has also had tremendous success with other artists such as Keri Hilson, Chris Cornell Bubba Sparks and several other artists with the label selling over 20 million albums and over 40 million singles to date. Timbaland tweeted out the announcement last week to fans last week, share the tweet HERE.
Most recently, the band has celebrated success back home after being nominated for Best New Group or Solo Artist in two formats (CHR and Dance/Urban/Rhythmic) for the 2018 Canadian Radio Music Awards.
After a year dedicated mostly to creating and perfecting their party pop sound, NEW CITY is excited to play their songs live for fans. The band have announced a number of tour and festival dates for the summer including a set at Festival D’été in Quebec City alongside the impressive lineup of acts like Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Future and more. See the list of upcoming NEW CITY shows and full details below. Stay tuned for more show announcements.
NEW CITY – made up of Adrian Mitchell (vocals), Jed Webster (guitar, programming) and Nathan Brown (drums, programming) — are unapologetic about being young, free and in pursuit of a good time. Formed in 2017, out of two separate projects. Webster and Brown are lifelong friends who grew up together in the small farming community of Sussex, New Brunswick; Webster’s dad fed him a steady diet of blues guitar heroes (Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Muddy Waters), while Brown was more focused on rock groups before discovering electronic music in high school. The pair took a big leap and moved to Toronto, sleeping on a basement floor for two years and working on music every day. They met R&B fan Mitchell, who was born in Oro-Medonte in central Ontario, trying to make it as a solo artist, at a hotel party and quickly joined forces.
Upcoming NEW CITY Shows:
May 10 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground (CMW Show)
July 8 Quebec City, QC Festival D’été