Sigala

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Sigala
Sigala at Open Beatz Festival 2016
Sigala at Open Beatz Festival 2016
Background information
Birth nameBruce Fielder
Also known asSigala
Born (1990-11-01) 1 November 1990 (age 30)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
OriginNorwich, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • remixer
Years active2015–present
Labels
Associated actsElla Eyre
Websitewww.sigalamusic.com

Bruce Fielder (born 1 November 1990), known professionally as Sigala, is an English DJ, record producer and remixer from Norwich, Norfolk. He has had six singles chart in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, including his 2015 debut single "Easy Love", which samples "ABC" by the Jackson 5 and reached number one.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Sigala wordmark

Fielder originates from Norfolk.[1][2] He first got into music at age 8, when he began to play the piano, which he has up to grade 8. He attended Reepham High School and Norwich City College,[3] before graduating with a BA honours degree in commercial music from the University of Westminster.[4] He is based at Tileyard Studios in Kings Cross, London.[3]

2015–2018: Breakthrough and Brighter Days[edit]

After university, Fielder was a member of several unsigned bands before moving on to mixing and producing works for others,[5] including co-writing "Good Times" by Ella Eyre with Sigma.[6]

His debut single, "Easy Love", came about after Fielder drank a six-pack of Desperados, a tequila flavoured beer, in sheer tiredness and frustration after being asked to perform a thirty-seventh mix for a popular artist and downloaded an a cappella of the Jackson 5's single "ABC".[7] In an interview with the Official Charts Company, he stated that the record was written on a Sunday evening out of a desire to create music for himself outside of the confines of "somebody asking me to create a song that had a certain sound to it or had to be a certain way".[8]

A video was commissioned for it, set in Los Angeles, and features Lucky Aces, a Canadian duo composed of 12-year-olds, Lucky and C, dancing to it; in the video, after meeting each other, they challenge a number of child gangs.[9] It was directed by Craig Moore, who said that he opted to shoot in Los Angeles due to the "pool of talent that would've been hard to find anywhere else", and that his attention was caught by Lucky Aces after spotting them on The Ellen Show.[10] Within a few days, it had been picked up by Ministry of Sound,[6] and the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 71, based on streams. The following week, it reached number one.[11]

Sigala's second single was called "Sweet Lovin'". Released on 4 December 2015, it reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart,[12] with vocals from singer-songwriter Bryn Christopher.

Sigala released his third single, "Say You Do", on YouTube on 23 January 2016, and the single was released officially on 18 March 2016. It features a sample of Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" and DJ Fresh, with vocals from singer Imani Williams.

Sigala was reported to be working on his debut studio album, revealing that his dream collaborations would be Stevie Wonder and Chris Martin. Shortly after this was announced, his next single, "Give Me Your Love", featuring vocals from John Newman and partial production works from Nile Rodgers, was released on 8 April 2016.

On 19 August 2016, Sigala released "Ain't Giving Up" with British singer Craig David.

Sigala contributed to "Only One" with Digital Farm Animals on 2 December 2016 and "Show You Love" with KATO, featuring vocals from American singer Hailee Steinfeld on 17 January 2017.

On 9 June 2017, Sigala collaborated with English singer-songwriter Ella Eyre for his sixth single "Came Here for Love".

On 23 February 2018, Sigala released a single with Paloma Faith titled "Lullaby". On 13 March 2018, Sigala said on Twitter that he had nearly finished his debut album.

On 24 May 2018, Sigala announced his upcoming debut album Brighter Days, which was released on 28 September 2018. It peaked at number 14 in the UK. A mini-concert tour took place in the United Kingdom and Ireland in support of the album.[13]

Sigala released "Feels Like Home" with English recording artist Fuse ODG and Jamaican rapper Sean Paul, featuring guest vocals from American recording artist Kent Jones on 14 June 2018 as the eighth single. "We Don’t Care" was released on 27 July 2018 with British pop rock band The Vamps as the ninth single off the album.

On 7 September 2018, Sigala released the tenth and final single from the album titled "Just Got Paid" with Ella Eyre and American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor, featuring American rapper French Montana.

2019–present: New music[edit]

Sigala had signed with newly-relaunched Arista Records.

Sigala released "Wish You Well" on 24 May 2019 with vocals by English singer Becky Hill.

On 19 October 2019, Sigala announced that Ella Henderson will feature on his next single. On 21 October 2019, the single was titled "We Got Love". The song was released on 1 November 2019.

On 23 June 2020, Sigala announced on social media that Becky Hill will once again be featured on a new single, making it their second collaboration since the release of "Wish You Well" in May 2019. The single was titled "Heaven on My Mind" and was released on 25 June 2020.

On 27 August 2020, Sigala announced that he will release a song called, "Lasting Lover" with British singer James Arthur which was written by Lewis Capaldi. The song was released alongside 2 vertical lyric videos on 4 September 2020. The song samples "Time to Pretend" by American indie band MGMT.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Tours[edit]

Headlining

  • Brighter Days Tour (2018)
  • Sigala World Tour (2020)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marvin Humes column: A visit from Little Mix and a fresh new take on a Jacksons classic". DigitalSpy. 18 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Sigala – Easy Love". Soul2streets.com. July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "KCFM 99.8, Sigala – Easy Love". Lincs FM Group and Aiir. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Westminster graduate Sigala scores third top 5 hit". University of Westminster. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  5. ^ "The kids in Sigala's music video are seriously impressive dancers". DigitalSpy. 4 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Sigala". Coda Music Agency Ltd.
  7. ^ "Hed Kandi Track of the Week: Sigala- Easy Love". Hed Kandi. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Sigala interview: Easy Love was the result of a few beers". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "This Week's Fresh Music Top 20". 4Music. 23 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Sigala 'Easy Love' by Craig Moore". Promonews.com.
  11. ^ Peaks in the UK
  12. ^ Corner, Lewis (2 October 2015). "Sigala is back with a big new club anthem called 'Sweet Lovin'". Digital Spy.
  13. ^ "Sigala announces debut album brighter days October 2018 UK & Republic of Ireland tour". The Arts Desk. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.

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