Bipolar Sunshine

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Bipolar Sunshine
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Background information
Birth nameAdio Marchant
Born (1987-09-24) 24 September 1987 (age 31)
Manchester, United Kingdom
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2007-present
LabelsThe Aesthetic Recordings, Polydor
Associated actsKid British, Gaika, DJ Snake, Goldlink, Gryffin
Websitebipolarsunshine.com

Adio Marchant (born 24 September 1987), known professionally as Bipolar Sunshine, is a British singer from Manchester, England. Previously the co-vocalist with the Manchester band Kid British, he embarked on a solo career in 2013. Signed to Polydor/Aesthetic Recording,[1] he has released two EPs to date and is currently working on his debut album.

Career[edit]

Marchant was born and raised in Manchester, the son of Jamaican parents who separated when he was still young.[2] In 2007, he co-founded and contributed vocals in the six-piece Kid British. The band went on to have a moderately successful career and released five EPs between 2009 and 2012 before splitting with a final farewell gig in Manchester in December 2012.

His debut solo EP as Bipolar Sunshine, Aesthetics, produced/co written with Jazz Purple close friend and producer and frequent collaborator [3] was released in June 2013, with the lead track "Rivers" becoming iTunes' 'free single of the week'.[4] His next EP Drowning Butterflies followed in November 2013 and featured the single "Love More Worry Less". In 2014, Bipolar Sunshine embarked on A Dream for Dreamer's Tour in the UK, with his London show at XOYO sold out 5 weeks in advance.[5] He released two singles: "Where Did the Love Go" produced by Jazz Purple which was featured on BBC Radio 1's playlist and "Deckchairs on the Moon" which charted at no. 85 in the UK Singles Sales Chart also produced by Jazz Purple[6] and no. 93 in the UK Downloads Chart.[7] He appeared at Blissfields festival[8] and headlined Shepherd's Bush Empire.

His song "Daydreamer" was used in BBC One's 2015 trailer.[9][10] The track became arguably his most successful single to date, peaking at no. 67 in the UK Downloads Chart[11] and no. 129 in the main UK Singles Chart in February 2015.[12] He supported The Courteeners at their gig at Manchester's Heaton Park and performed at Kendal Calling in July 2015. He contributed vocals on DJ Snake's popular 2016 single "Middle".

In 2015 the Grey collective was formed, consisting of a number of artists including Jazz Purple, Gaika and August+us.[13]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Aesthetics (2013)
  • Drowning Butterflies (2013)
  • iTunes Festival: London 2013 (2013)
  • Spotify Sessions London (2014)
  • Night B4 Christmas (2017)

Collaborations[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Rivers" (2013) – January 1, 2013
  • "Love More Worry Less" (2014) – January 28, 2014
  • "Where Did the Love Go" (2014) – April 22, 2014
  • "Deckchairs on the Moon" (2014) – December 16, 2014
  • "Daydreamer" (2015) – August 10, 2015
  • "Whole Heart" (2016) (with Gryffin) – August 26, 2016
  • "Are You Happy" (2017) – March 24, 2017
  • "Major Love" (2017) – October 6, 2017
  • "I Can FXck" (2018) (with Lil Yachty, DVDA & The Lonely Island) – May 5, 2018

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
US
"Middle"
(DJ Snake featuring Bipolar Sunshine)
2015 10 20 Encore
"Fires"
(Shadez the Misfit featuring Bipolar Sunshine)
2016 non-album single
"Wake Up"
(Petit Biscuit featuring Bipolar Sunshine and Cautious Clay)
2017 Presence
"brighter days"[14]
(San Holo featuring Bipolar Sunshine)
2018 album1
"Gorgeous"
(Illenium with blanke featuring Bipolar Sunshine)
2019 Ascend

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bipolar Sunshine | Polydor Official Website". www.polydor.co.uk. Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  2. ^ Tom Lamont (23 February 2014). "One to watch: Bipolar Sunshine". www.theguardian.com. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  3. ^ https://www.nme.com/news/music/nme-348-1202779
  4. ^ "Bipolar Sunshine". schedule.sxsw.com. 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Fully looking forward to playing my own headline... - Bipolar Sunshine". www.facebook.com. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Sales Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Bipolar Sunshine @ Blissfields Festival 2014, 5th July 2014 (21 photos). Taken by Sebastian Schofield for Safeconcerts.com". www.safeconcerts.com. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Enjoy 2015 Trailer - BBC One - YouTube". www.youtube.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  10. ^ "SICK hearing my track 'Daydreamer' on the BBC... - Bipolar Sunshine". www.facebook.com. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  12. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 21.02.2015 (wk7)". www.zobbel.de. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Wot Do U Call It? Manchester's GREY Collective Want to Destroy the Lazy Labels Forced on Black Musicians". Vice. 16 September 2015.
  14. ^ >Meadow, Matthew (31 August 2018). "San Holo Releases Third Song From Debut Album, "brighter days," With Bipolar Sunshine". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 1 September 2018.

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