Uché Announces the Release of Debut EP, ‘My Generation’ June 9. Vibrant and fearless, 22 year-old funk/dance artist, Uché is about to turn heads as he releases new musical project.
(AUSTIN, TEXAS – April 26, 2017) – Bold, fiery and truly one of a kind, Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and model Uché is going to set Texas ablaze with his brand new EP titled “My Generation” to be released on Friday, June 9. The official release show will take place on Thursday, June 8 at SCRATCHOUSE located at 617 E 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Doors will be at 8 p.m. and admission is free. To get a taste of the upcoming first single, “Mob Luxuries” please click HERE. For more information on Uché, please see www.uchesings.com.
Standing 6 feet 5 inches tall, 22 year-old Texas State University student Uché turns heads and catches eyes when he walks into a room. Having drawn inspiration and influence from prolific musicians such as Prince and David Bowie, Uché’s style, persona and music is all his own and delivered in such a manner that it glides and soars between genres and labels. His deep, raspy voice ebbs and flows from one tone and timbre to another effortlessly evolving throughout the melodies of his sound. On stage, he is agile, nimble and overtly energetic, captivating his audience and compelling them to move their feet and dance. “No apologies, I go hard every freaking time,” says Uché. “You haven’t seen a tall lanky dude ‘get it’ like a short guy can… until now, lol.”
The upcoming EP is no exception to that gripping aspect of Uché’s artistry; he poses a social commentary on the state of his generation and tells a story of his own struggles, while at the same time maintaining an electric energy that implores listeners to groove and sway to the beat. “My Generation,” is a musical biopic he poses a social commentary on the state of his generation and tells a story of his own struggles.
“‘My Generation’ speaks of the issues I have with my own generation. I meant it to be a musical vehicle that provides fiercely honest social commentary on my generation’s dulled social conscious, its fascination with living a life of ‘excess’ and the ever popular ‘YOLO’ spirit,” proclaims Uché.
Although his message is one of great social awareness and acts as a call to action for his generation, he manages to keep his music upbeat and beaming with energy. He utilizes ever-popular electronic dance music in a way that merges it with funk and pop and ultimately creates a new sub-genre, a phrase which he coined, “Funk” DM.
“‘My Generation’ is a fight for control,” explains Uché. “Even the songs are sequenced in a specific order for a reason. ‘Rager,’ the first song on the EP, is a dark and grimy ‘turn-up’ go hard party anthem meant to give everyone a real bird’s-eye view of where I was mentally when I was at my lowest. Just non-stop partying-get high, party then do it all again.”
“Mob Luxuries,” the current single from the EP, was written after one of Uché’s friends overdosed. “It’s about the luxuries of being with your squad, your crew, and the feeling of euphoria you get when you start turning up and you do more drugs than you would than if you were by yourself,” says Uché. The final song on the “My Generation” EP, “Do It All Louder,” is about claiming control and declaring not to walk to the rhythm of everyone else. It is the culmination and the conclusion of Uché’s spiritual awakening.
The new EP was written and performed by Uché and recorded at LuckyRun Studios and Z-Mixed Studios in Houston, Texas. The EP was produced by Eddie Ferguson for Walk One Productions and Zeke Listenbee for GoListen Productions, and the project was mixed and mastered by Romel “Nino” Villanueva and Jim Caruana, “Mob Luxuries” DrewG. Anthem remix curated by Courtney M. Anderson and remix produced by DrewG. Courtesy of 69ing Chipmunks. The project’s executive producer is Houston-based Tracy Matthews for The ME Company, LLC.
The “My Generation Tracklist Follows As:
Made of Steel
Do It All Louder
Mob Luxuries (DrewG. Anthem) (Remix)
Growing up in “Small Town,” Minnesota (as he likes to call it) with his doting parents and sisters, Uché was a fun-loving, eccentric child who enjoyed making people smile. “I was just a weird little boy that danced and did flips everywhere. I think I just loved making people happy.” He reminisces, “I
remember telling my mom one day, ‘during school when I can make even one person smile I feel like I’ve done my job.’” One could say he was primed to be an entertainer since day one. He began his career as a dancer and actor, and moved into singing after countless casting directors and agents
urged him to give it a try. “As a kid I was just never the standout singer in the family, I thought that place was for my sisters,” explains Uché. He joined the choir of his high school and church, but never felt fully at home when singing in the midst of a group. He exclaims, “I hated having to just stand there and sway, it was so not for me.” It wasn’t until he took the stage as a solo act that he found his true calling and ultimate inspiration. Uché relocated to Houston, Texas (where he was born) and began his career as a bold, powerful solo artist. With dedication and focus, the Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and model accrued quite the musical resume. His career ignited when he won the ACUVUE® 1-Day Contest resulting in the release of his original single “Shoo Fly” along with music video sponsored by ACUVUE® and mentorship by Joe Jonas. When
Joe Jonas was asked,“what one word describes Uché?” Joe exclaimed, “Energy!” He has also opened for pop star Demi Lovato and Grammy-nominated rapper, B.o.B. Now, with the forthcoming release of his EP, this dynamic powerhouse performer is positioned to dominate the music scene and elevate himself to icon status.