Ed Singer… Rising profile of a talented homeboy
In December 2012, when he left Nigeria for the United States, Edidiong Udoidiong otherwise known as Ed Singer, had the dream of pursuing a full career in music. And since he enrolled at the Columbia College, where he’s currently studying music, his dreams seems to be coming to life.
Ed began working on his EP project from his home studio in 2013, where he wrote, composed and produced great demos. He then took his demo tapes to Rax Trax Recording, a major music studio, where he laced the vocals and recorded live drums. The demo project was further moved to Gravity Studios in Chicago for professional recordings of his songs, after he found Daniel Farnsworth, with whom they co-produced two songs at the studio.
Ed also recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville and later met with Jean-Marie Horvat, a musical genius, who has worked with great music icons such as Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and many more. Jean fell in love with Ed’s Paradise while mixing and instantly felt it was an honor to being a part of Ed’s history.
In the process of making music, Ed worked with Grammy Award Winning mix engineer, Michael Brauer, a five-time Grammy Award Winning mixer, who mixed his songs, including Arise. Michael also mixed the likes of John Mayer, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones and many more.
Ed has mastered his songs with Grammy Award winning mastering engineers like Joe Laporta, Ted Jensen, Aya Merrill (sterling-sound). He recently recorded one last song on his EP, Oceans, with a Grammy Award Winning Producer/vocal arranger, Ben Bram, who’s the brain behind an Acapella group, Pen-tatonix. He had the chance to also work with Ed Boyer, a multi Grammy Award Winning Acapella Producer/mixer, nominated nine times, but won one time.
A perfectionist, who sets very high standards for his music, Ed Singer was signed on Record Label Goldfish Entertainmen and has released two singles Paradise, produced, mixed and mastered by some of Hollywood’s finest and Beauty Queen, which was produced by George Nathaniel and Puffy T.
“I try to infuse my African roots into my music and add a bit of western flavour. Some of the American artistes that have influenced me along the way are Bruno Mars, Seal and Michael Jackson. I also really enjoy Adam Levine’s music. I really admire his voice,” he enthused.
On his latest single Paradise, which he said was influenced by the late King of Pop’s big hit Beat It, he said, “The song is about someone, who is madly in love, but others try to tell you that the person you’re in love with is not good enough for you. In my lyrics, I said, ‘I came here to love you. I came here to fight for you and take you to paradise. Love is in the eye of the beholder; love who you want to love.” With his achievements so far, the US-based Nigeria born musician is now more than ever ready to join the league of Nigerian artistes recognised by the world.
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