Linying Signs to Nettwerk Music Group; Paris 12 Debut EP out 30 September

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September 29, 2016Umami Records (in conjunction with Foundation Records) is proud to announce that Nettwerk Music Group has signed Singapore artist Linying to its roster of artists. The North American powerhouse label will manage the indie-electronic singer-songwriter in North and South America, opening her to new audiences and fanbases in these continents. Linying will release her debut EP, Paris 12, this Friday, 30th September.

A label that needs no introduction, Nettwerk Music Group has a successful, continuing history of breaking out the best artists music has ever heard (and seen). The storied group that introduced to North America artists like Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan, Dido (and in more recent times, Passenger, Fun, and Sinead O’Connor) has now thrown its weight behind Singapore’s breakout star.

Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride noted that in Linying, there is a unique dynamism few artists possess. “For me, music is about emotion, and Linying delivers on that experience. She is a very special artist, and we are excited to be her label partner for North and South America,” says McBride.

Linying’s first works were immensely-popular collaborations with some of European house music’s biggest names, leading to a #1 on Hype Machine and over 10 million plays on Spotify. She released her own first single “Sticky Leaves” earlier this year, landing on Spotify’s viral charts globally, garnering critical praise from the likes of Billboard, and was selected by NPR Music’s Bob Boilen on NPR’s All Songs Considered playlist.

Her latest single, Paris 12 (from which the upcoming EP gets its name), was recently featured on BBC Radio 1′s featured playlist curated by renowned tastemaker and DJ Phil Taggart. Linying’s trademark imprint –her sweeping vocals, stark lyricism and intricate electronic-baroque balladry (whose productions were helmed by producer Kevin Foo)–  has continued to weave its way into the hearts of listeners around the world, earning her a coveted slot on Spotify Spotlight on 2016 Featured Artist.

After her live debut in Tokyo last month at the Summer Sonic Festival, Linying is now in the midst of an European tour with Felix Jaehn. The songstress will continue her tour at a series of festivals around the world, ending in her native Singapore for the Neon Lights Festival on 27 November.

Paris 12 EP will be released in North America and South America via Nettwerk Music Group, in Asia via Universal Music Group, in Europe/UK and Australia via Akira Records, and in Japan and the rest of the world via Umami Records.

Paris 12 EP Track Listing
1. Sticky Leaves
2. Alpine
3. Paris 12
4. Grime
5. Speak Up Selah
More details from Nettwerk Records here 

Linying Premieres “Paris 12” MV, Announces Details Of Debut Album

paris 12 cover

Linying, the young singer from Singapore breaking waves far beyond the island’s shores brings a storm of a third single: the title track to her debut EP, Paris 12. The track, Paris 12, along with the music video, will be released on 2 September before the album’s release on 30 September.

Awash with musical and visual catharsis, the video draws upon Linying’s powerful lyricism – principal in establishing her as one of the most promising artists coming out of Asia in 2016. The first single from the album, Sticky Leaves, debuted earlier in the year and drew more than 1 million plays on Spotify’s viral charts.

Catching the ears of critics and listeners everywhere, her sound was praised by Billboard as being “poetic with earthy imagery and lush instrumentals.” All Songs Considered by NPR noted the Bon Iver sensibilities and highlighted the track in its weekly New Mix playlist.

As for the highly-anticipated album, Paris 12 will be released jointly by Singapore-based labels Foundation Music – Umami Records, Universal Music Singapore, and London-based tastemaker imprint Akira Records. Linying also signs to Universal Music Singapore on a multi-rights deal which includes live shows, endorsements and merchandising, and will be co-managed by Universal Music Singapore and Foundation Music.
The album showcases five songs, including Sticky Leaves and Alpine. Pre-orders of the album will be available from 2 September, and include immediate downloads of these two singles. Fans in Asia, Europe and Australia can celebrate this flourish of fantastic news with Linying at major festivals including Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, Zandari Festa in Korea, a multi-city European tour with breakout producer Felix Jaehn, a headlining showcase in London and more.

Ticket information will be announced on Linying’s website in due course.
Paris 12 Track Listing
1. Sticky Leaves
2. Grime
3. Alpine
4. Paris 12
5. Speak Up Selah

Paris 12 Tour Dates
Night Festival, Singapore, SG – 19 August
Summer Sonic Festival, Tokyo, JP – 21 August
Moon Romantic, Tokyo, JP – 22 August
Music Matters, Singapore, SG – 13 – 15 September
Zandari Festa, Seoul, KR – 2 October

Europe (22 September – 4 November)
Vienna, AT (w/ Felix Jaehn) – 22 September
Nuremberg, DE (w/ Felix Jaehn) – 23 September
Berlin, DE (w/ Felix Jaehn) – 24 September
Dresden, DE (w/ Felix Jaehn) – 25 September
London, UK – 26 October
Manchester, UK – exact date tbc
Brighton, UK – exact date tbc
Paris, FR – exact date tbc

Australia (16 November – 28 November)
Melbourne, AU – 17-18 November
Queenscliff Music Festival, AU – 26 November

Neon Lights Festival, SG – 27 November