Blues Rock favourites Steady Rollin shift genres with exclusive new remix of ‘You’re Mystical’

El Salvador’s Blues Rock trio Steady Rollin are continuing their remarkable rise to global recognition with a genre-bending new remix of ‘You’re mystical’, courtesy of top DJ and producer Elyse Rich.

For a band which oozes authenticity and class, opting to record and play music in the same tradition as bands like Cream and The Who, a dance remix of their hit single is bizarre but effective; helping to deliver singer Fernando Poma’s important message across genres.

“It’s a love song about a long-married couple where the husband feels a bit insecure about his wife’s love for him. He takes her to a solitary cottage in the woods. He looks at her and feels so much love that just the depth of that love makes him so scared of losing her. At one point he asks her to take a walk with him under the stars – he wants to see if the “stars are still shining” for HIM regarding her love for him. They get back into the house and he looks at her in the kitchen and can’t do anything but “sigh”. He loves her so much that he is afraid. He finds her truly mystical and otherworldly”.  

Fernando Poma, Steady Rollin
Listen to Steady Rollin’s first album Love and Loss, featuring the original ‘You’re Mystical’

What would seem like a strange collaboration to many artists, producer Elyse Rich explained that it was the message which ‘You’re Mystical’ stood for that attracted her to the song.

“You’re Mystical” is a song about self-love and self-acceptance. It’s an inspirational love song from yourSELF to yourSELF. It expresses the depth of ways we can relate to ourselves and how to bridge the gap between who we have become and the longing to reconnect with who we know ourselves to be. 

Elyse Rich

Elyse’s remix of ‘You’re Mystical’, released October 16th, gives an unconventional but exciting look forward to Steady Rollin’s debut upcoming album Love and Loss. The trio’s first full project combines real life experiences of love and passion with emotional blues rock, resulting in a record of raw emotional power. 

With the UK-exclusive remixed single opening up a whole new genre and demographic to Steady Rollin, they’re sure to hit the ground running on a global scale comet restart of the post-lockdown music industry.

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Sony Music revenues grew by over $250m in calendar 2019, topping $4bn

Sony’s recorded music revenues hit $4.17bn in calendar 2019, according to MBW’s calculations – representing year-on-year growth of $255m or 6.5%.

In a year that saw the release of global smashes including Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road, Sony’s annual recorded music streaming revenues rose by $389m in calendar 2019, up 19.3% YoY to $2.4bn.

Annual physical music sales dipped by $106m in the 12 months to $803m, while download sales fell by $61m to $321m.

MBW is able to make these calculations as Sony Corp has today (February 4) announced its results for calendar Q4 2019 (its fiscal Q3) – i.e. the three months to end of December.

In that quarter, Sony’s recorded music operation once again generated over a billion dollars – $1.16bn – up 11.4% year-on-year.

Sony’s recorded music quarterly streaming revenues grew by 20.6% YoY in calendar Q4 2019, hitting $669m.

The recorded music projects that generated the most global revenue for New York-based Sony Music in calendar Q4 were, in order: (i) Fine Line by Harry Styles; (ii) Fear Inoculum by TOOL; (iii) Courage by Celine Dion; (iv) What You See Is What You Get by Luke Combs; and (v) Romance by Camila Cabello.

Sony Corp has also broken out the Top 5 revenue-generating projects for Sony Music Japan in calendar Q4, which were, in order: (i) UNSER by Uverworld; (ii) WE DO by Ikimono-Gakari; (iii) Zurui yo Zurui Ne by =LOVE; (iv) Yoake Made TsuyogaranakutemoIi by Nogizaka46; and (v) Fate Song Material by Various Artists.

Estelle California Defines World Music with New Single ‘Star’

Estelle California’s forthcoming EP, My Name is Freedom, sees her backed by legendary producer and drummer Narada Michael Walden (Whitney Houston; Mariah Carey; Lionel Richie); ace guitarist Vernon “Ice” Black (Diana Ross, Anastacia; Babyface); James Henry and veteran vocalists Larry Batiste, Cornell Carter and Tony Lindsay. Her recently released single, ‘Star’, aims to “build bridges and promote positivity ahead of fuelling hate”, and take a stand for those who have suffered throughout history. Estelle’s own life experiences of living in a racist society are amplified by her vocals, passionately expressing her views and seamlessly fusing musical genres of all nationalities.

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