Eddy Calvert is a multi-faceted talent: singer/songwriter/producer/sound engineer, he does it all. This consummate urban artist is making amazing great strides in becoming a heavyweight in the pop and urban genre in the UK and elsewhere, including some very interested heavyweight ears within US A&R departments. The best kept UK urban secret is now out and people are very interested in this self-starting, dedicated urban powerhouse.
Eddy’s work famously mirrors his personal life, from his gritty upbringing in the streets of London, England, to his experiences of love, lust and betrayal. Although his style is very much self-made, Eddy takes on undertones of some of his biggest influences: Drake (“he made the whole lo-fi sounds cool”), Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins and Kanye West.
Eddy Calvert didn’t set out to be a performer– he started producing rap records for local artists when an ex-girlfriend heard him singing in the shower and, with astonishment, said ‘why aren’t YOU doing this for real”? Inspired, he thought ‘why not’ and the rest is history: his 1st EP “Nobody” was released in 2013 (7 tracks) and received over 500K views/listens on Soundcloud and YouTube as well as considerable critical acclaim here and in the U.S.
His new single “Brand New” is about being in a relationship and reassuring your ‘chosen one’ that you want to spend your life with them and that you want them despite their insecurities. As he says himself “ It’s that you want THEM even though they keep bringing up your past, but you tell them ‘ I WANT YOU’, forever.” Believe it or not, in real life Eddy is normally a quiet/shy person, but when it comes to his music, he doesn’t hold back and says what he has to say.
Eddy Calvert is without doubt on track to bless the world with emotionally driven music, saying the things most of us feel, but cannot put into words. Music that’s both dark and fuelled by heart-break, and tunes that remind us to LIVE life as if today could be our last.