MULTI-TALENTED SWEDES JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER THE SOUNDTRACK OF THE SUMMER
Following Volvo Cars successful collaboration with Swedish superstar Robyn, Volvo Car UK is delighted to announce it is joining forces with another talented Swedish musician, Andreas Moe, to launch his international solo career.
Already well known in his native Sweden, and now stepping out from behind the production desk, where he has collaborated and featured with DJ Royalty such as Avicii, Tiesto and Hardwell, 25-year-old Andreas Moe kicks off his international career this month.
In addition to his production credits and features, Andreas is also an accomplished song writer, having collected three double Platinum, two Platinum awards for various artists and 1 Gold award for a recent collaboration with Boyzone, and has toured as main support act to headliners such as Gabrielle Aplin.
To kick start the partnership, Andreas arrived at Volvo Car UK’s headquarters in Maidenhead to perform a live set for staff. Meanwhile, his upcoming EP, ‘Ocean’ is released on July 14th and the lead single can be viewed on social media here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKuyZ6gSqkE
“I’m really excited about this partnership and delighted that Volvo Car UK is supporting me at this early stage in my career,” said Andreas.
“I’ve grown up with Volvo in Sweden so it’s amazing that they’re helping me out here in the UK – I’m looking forward to working with them on some exciting projects throughout the year.”
Born in Stockholm, Andreas kicked off his career aged 16, touring every single youth club, bar and music venue in his home city before becoming a sought after writer, session guitarist, producer and singer in his own right. In 2011, he signed his first publishing deal with London based Phrased Differently.
A musical polymath, Andreas says his influences have been equally wide-ranging, from Michael Jackson, to Iron Maiden and Kiss, to Jeff Buckley. His own songs cover these musical influences, while lyrical inspiration comes from his experiences of love and relationships.
Andreas had his first big break in 2011 when he was asked to feature on Avicii's world-wide hit single 'Fade into Darkness' and from there the buzz picked up furthermore when he sang and co-wrote the double Platinum selling singles “Long Time”, “Under The Sun” and “Dance Our Tears Away” with Swedish DJ, John de Sohn, picked up by LA Reid in the US on Epic Records. Since then, Andreas has continued to collaborate with well known DJ’s around the world and enjoys writing toplines for dance music, however his heart has always been and will always be in pursuing his own singer songwriter career.
Andreas has released two EPs to date including “Collecting Sunlight” in 2012 and “This Year” in 2013. He was also chosen as main support to Gabrielle Aplin on her UK live tour in 2013 where he played in front of 40,000 fans. During the rest of 2013, he wrote his debut album, which is due for release in Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Benelux through Sony Music in October 2014
This year outside of Scandinavia, he will be releasing two EPs with a third following in January 2015. These releases will be supported by a very busy touring schedule which will see him performing at UK festivals, support tours and headline shows over this period. In addition, he also has features confirmed with Tiesto in June and Hardwell & Tiesto in October.
Nikki Rooke, Head of Corporate Communications, Events & Sponsorship at Volvo Car UK, said: “This is a great opportunity for two multi-talented Swedes to join forces here in the UK. Andreas is an amazing rising talent, with really strong musical credentials and songs that immediately just grab you. We’re delighted to be working with him on this year’s sound of the summer.”