BRYAN RICE TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE
On 20 October 2014, Bryan Rice will be releasing the single "Hear Me As I Am" – the title song of his fifth and most personal album to date expected to hit the stores in early 2015.
In 2005, Bryan Rice went directly to number one in the Danish charts with the smash hit ”No Promises” – one of the most iconic songs in Danish music history. Since then, he has released four albums, participated in the Danish Eurovision Song Contest finals, played a leading part in the Thomas Helmig theatre concert and was nominated for Singer of the Year at the Danish Zulu Awards. Now, he is ready with the single ”Hear Me As I Am”, which is both the title song and the first foretaste of his fifth album to be released on ArtPeople in early 2015.
Hear Me As I Am!
”This song and this album are me – they are my thoughts and my idea of how good pop music should sound and as such, they are suddenly much more personal and somewhat more intimidating to release”, says Bryan, who both wrote, recorded and produced the album in close collaboration with producer and songwriter Christoffer Stjerne.
"My main focus this time has been to make the music sound to everyone else as I hear it inside me. No hot shot producers or absent-minded A&Rs preoccupied with seven other projects at the same time – just mine and Christoffer’s take on solid pop in 2014. It has been an amazing process because we took the time to work on the smallest of details and try lots of different things. As a result, I can hear myself – my beat and my musicality – in every single track".
The overall theme of "Hear Me As I Am" is to avoid unnecessary misunderstandings and hurt feelings by being better at listening to each other rather than judging by what others may say or think. As Bryan sings:
"It's not a matter of who, what and when, let's chase the moment, not what happened back then. I'm not here to outrage or anything, no, I just want you to listen to what I sing..." ("Hear Me As I Am")