LUKE FRIEND RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE
Previous TeenStar winner Luke Friend releases debut single “Hole In My Heart.”
Luke Friend releases debut single: Previous TeenStar winner Luke Friend has recently released his debut single “Hole In My Heart” under RCA Records.
The teenage singer-songwriter from Devon landed a contract with RCA Records after his success in The X Factor in 2013, where he came runner up to Nicholas McDonald and winner Sam Bailey.
His track, 'Hole In My Heart', was written by himself and songwriter Roy Stride, who has also worked with One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer, and is available to buy now.
DEBUT SINGLE FROM LUKE FRIEND
Luke Friend took part in the national singing competition TeenStar in 2013, which is organised by Future Music, who also run music competition Open Mic UK.
Luke sailed through the auditions and live shows of TeenStar, wowing the judges at every stage with his original songs. He then went on to the national Grand Final where he performed within The O2 in London and was crowned TeenStar Champion 2013.
Watch Luke Friend’s winning TeenStar performance below.
Q&A WITH LUKE FRIEND
Luke Friend spoke with Future Music about his music and his experience in Future Music’s singing competitions.
Do you think Future Music competitions such as TeenStar helped you gain confidence as an artist?
Yes definitely, TeenStar does so many things for an artist; it helps you gain confidence, connect with an audience and buildup your emotive process in a song.
You entered Open Mic UK in previous years; do you think that has really helped develop you as an artist?
Yes it’s helped so much. Over the years I have developed my own style and image as a musician, these competitions certainly help recognise your own personality and skills that you’re good at and not so good at.
What’s been the single most important thing to date musically?
Musically has to be writing and recording my own songs to share with an audience! I love that.
What tips would you give to those who are trying to get their name out there?
Be yourself and make sure you talk with other musicians who have more experience than you to help you understand more about what to do and keep In touch with people who enjoy your music as much as you can.
Describe yourself in three words.
Crazy, Laidback, hippie kid
Describe your music in three words.
Personal, meaningful, happy
LUKE FRIEND RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE
For your chance to perform on stage in front of music industry judges, enter music competition Open Mic UK 2015 now!
Alternatively check out singing competition TeenStar which is specifically for singers and singer songwriters under 19.
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