The Great Escape 2018: Stevie Appleton

The Great Escape 2018: Stevie Appleton

Stevie Appleton
‘Supposed To Do’

Stevie Appleton is also set to perform at The Great Escape on the 17th of May

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Stevie Appleton combines a duel love of singer-songwriters with the production value of dance to mine an entirely new sound altogether. His new single, ‘Supposed To Do’, falls right in the sweet spot of organic and electronic – a three-minute pop record that announces the young musician as a force to be reckoned with in 2018.
Although influenced by song-writing legends such as Fleetwood Mac and Jeff Buckley, Stevie has spent the past couple of years writing and producing for Dutch label, Spinnin’ Records, Stevie comments, “I turned up to a writing camp in Holland with my guitar not knowing what to expect and just had the most incredible experience,” he recalls. “I went in with a singer-songwriter approach and it was brilliant how that was produced into a completely different genre, it was kind of a buzz actually”. By the end of the week, he’d got on so well with everyone and they’d loved his ideas and voice so much, they asked if he wanted to be a full time writer and offered him a deal.
In a similar tale to Ministry of Sound and indie three-piece London Grammar, Stevie was discovered by Spinnin’ Records. In a further twist, he was placed on the radar of Warner Bros. Records when Spinnin’ was acquired by the prestigious major in September of last year. The clincher was new single ‘Supposed To Do’ – a propulsive, bass-driven groove, written over a vintage drum break. Warner loved the track so much they decided to release it themselves.

“Because ‘Supposed To Do’ spans so many genres, it could be labelled as a singer songwriter, it touches on soul, it could be labelled as dance,”
Stevie says. “This happened by accident,”he continues. “I’ve always been into creating a fusion between different genres, so I just thought – why not? I’m doing something that I love.” The best bit about it all? It sounds like something he’s supposed to do.

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Performing at The Great Escape, 17th May

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