Wynter Gordon Preps New EP Release
The EP is highlighted by the breakout single, “Til Death,” alongside a number of new songs and previously unreleased remixes (tracklisting below). “Til Death” — which is already available at iTunes, as is an exclusive collection featuring remixes by Dan Castro, R3hab, PolenRockers, Ken Loi, Denzel Park, and WaWa — is currently blowing up at dance clubs nationwide. In addition, the track’s companion video — directed by Adam Donald (T.I., Straight No Chaser, Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa) — recently had its world television premiere on Logo’s NewNowNext Music.
“Til Death” has quickly proven a sensation in Australia, where Wynter will release a full-length international debut album, also titled “WITH THE MUSIC I DIE,” on June 17th. The single follows Gordon’s previous Down Under smash, “Dirty Talk,” which earned #1 airplay and 3x-platinum ARIA certification.
Here in the US, “Dirty Talk” topped Billboard’s “Dance Club Play Songs” chart upon its 2010 release, while also spending countless weeks as a Top 10 favorite on iTunes’ “Top Dance Songs” chart. The track’s success came hot on the heels of Wynter’s popular collaboration with Freemasons’ on the UK dance hit, “Believer.”
Wynter Gordon is without doubt one of the most exciting new dance artists of recent years. A graduate of New York’s world famous LaGuardia High School For The Performing Arts, the Queens-born singer/songwriter first broke through in 2005 after penning the title track for Mary J. Blige’s #1 blockbuster, “THE BREAKTHROUGH.” From there, Gordon contributed songs to such artists as Danity Kane and Jennifer Lopez (who included three Wynter-penned tracks on her new album “LOVE?”), while simultaneously kickstarting her own stint in the spotlight with vocal appearances on co-written tracks by David Guetta and Poe Boy/Atlantic recording artist Flo Rida. The latter single, 2009′s “Sugar (Feat. Wynter Gordon),” proved an RIAA platinum certified top 5 hit on Billboard’s “Hot 100″ as well as a top 10 international smash.
Since then, Gordon has been hard at work crafting her much-anticipated Big Beat debut album. Slated for US release later this year, the as-yet-untitled collection is an innovative revelation, melding full-throttle dance tracks with irresistible pop hooks. All the while, Gordon’s honeyed vocals ring loud and clear, adding yet another level of emotive power to her songs of heartache and struggle.
Along with her myriad other talents, Gordon is also a stunningly charismatic live performer who has spent the past two years headlining clubs all over the world, not to mention show-stopping appearances at such international events as this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (where she shared the stage with Laidback Luke) and the Creamfields Australia 2011 festival tour. Wynter recently drew major acclaim for her performance of “Dirty Talk” on Logo’s “NewNextNow Awards,” where she was also among the nominees for the “Brink of Fame – Music Artist” award. Gordon will be making an array of North American live appearances throughout the summer, including the Colossus Pride Weekend at San Francisco’s Sound Factory on June 25th* and the “Dance on the Pier 25 Festival” at the NYC Gay Pride Parade on June 26th**, where Gordon is the featured performer (see below for more information on each event.)
Make sure to check out Wynter’s Interview with UrbanBridgez.com this month as apart of our Black Music Month Interview Series!
EP Official Tracklisting!
1. “Til Death”
2. “Buy My Love”
3. “Don’t Stop Me”
4. “Still Getting Younger”
5. “Til Death (Rocket Scientist Remix)”
6. “Buy My Love (Axwell Remix)”