Hey guys! I’m at number 4 in the Official UK Charts right now <3
This week has been an incredible success :) Here are some Forever Day stats:
-After ten minutes: #ForeverDay second highest worldwide Twitter trend, Forever Yours sixth
-After two hours: Broke the iTunes Top 100 in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Canada
-After eight hours: broke the iTunes Top 40 in the UK
-After nine hours: broke the Top 20, overtaking Adele, then One Direction and then JUSTIN FUCKING BIEBER
-After twelve hours: broke the Top 5
-After thirteen hours: broke the iTunes Top 100 in America
-After fourteen hours: Forever Yours was simultaneously in the top ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy and eighty ALL AT ONCE on the iTunes chart with all its different versions – we had four songs in the Top 40, three songs in the Top 25, two in the Top 20.
-After nineteen hours: We were #4 on the Big Top 40 chart, broadcasting to 2.5 million people worldwide in the UK.
The rest of the week took hold of itself and rolled us forwards and now here we are, in the UK Top 5 on Christmas Day, with no label :) So I thought I’d talk a bit about my plans and stuff.
First – as a Christmas present and as a thank you for all the support you guys have given me this week, I’ve posted a song up on Bandcamp called Jack & Coke. It was the first song I produced myself (Forever Yours was the third), so it’s a little raw, but I really like it and I hope you guys will too!
Second – yes, record labels are in touch. Polydor, Island, Sony and EMI. I’ll be completely transparent with you about whether anything happens with them, but so far I’m not convinced I’ll be able to find a label deal that’s fair on me as well as them (which is as much my fault for being picky as it is theirs). I’m going in with an open mind, anyway; it’s fair to hear what they have to say.
Third – at the moment, Epigrams And Interludes (my third album) is being held back because I’m focusing on things song-by-song. I think singles are clearly the future, when you can buy any song on iTunes as an individual track anyway, and it means every song can be a big event with its own music video and its own release, instead of being bundled in with an album. So the plan is to keep releasing singles through 2012 and release an album at the end of it with those four or five songs on, plus some new tracks. In short, yes, Forever Yours is the first single from my third album, but you’ll hear several more before you get the CD.
Cheers guys x