Dear friends and families!!!
Glen Landing would like to thank you all for voting for our song BubbleGum in Song Of The Year nomination by radio 93.7 FM WSTW Delaware .
Thanks to your guys voting and support we now made the finals and we are in top 5 for Best Pop Song! On March 8th at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, DE there will be a special live event, an Award Ceremony, where the official judges - industry pros - will vote in the second round. There they will announce which one of 5 songs made it to the top.
We can't wait to bring it on to Homey Awards Ceremony!!!
Talking about awards, we are very inspired by the outcome of Grammy Awards!!! Congratulations to FUN. for winning the Best New Artist and - Song Of The Year with their smashing hit "We Are Young". I remember hearing this song and being completely blown away by it. Wow. The song was a huge inspiration for us! We even blogged about it at one of our warm summer posts! Here is a little video clip!
And FUN, thank you for giving hope to all of us, all bands and musicians out there, for showing that it can be done.
Now the story of the song is very interesting. This is what we found about it on Wikipedia.
The song's roots can be traced back to February 2011, when Fun frontman Nate Ruess met with high-profile hip-hop producer Jeff Bhasker in New York City. Ruess was anxious about meeting Bhasker, so he arrived early at the bar in the Bowery Hotel on the Lower East Side "and had a little to drink just to make sure I was loosened up." Bhasker had just finished a long day in the studio with Beyoncé, and had decided to give Ruess 10 minutes. He had previously already canceled two meetings with him. The two began talking about music, and Ruess' desire to merge hip-hop beats and electronic effects with pop rock intrigued Bhasker, who invited Ruess up to his hotel room to show him some Beyoncé tracks he had been working on. "Slightly tipsy and feeling inspired," Ruess belted out the chorus for "We Are Young", which at that time was an unfinished composition. Bhasker was taken aback and automatically "freaked out," demanding he see the band for studio time "in the next few days." The next day, Bhasker and Ruess booked a New York studio and cut a version of "We Are Young" not far from the final version of the track.
You can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Are_Young
AND - tonight we are young....
All the best to you!