(Santa Monica, California--February 3, 2016) A collection of 13 pop-driven, original songs from blue-eyed soul singer Luke McMaster, is the latest addition to Killer Tracks’ acclaimed Artists Series. The tracks are available for licensing through www.killertracks.com and for commercial purchase on iTunes. Killer Tracks is the leading source for today’s hottest pre-cleared production music.
“Luke McMaster writes great music with memorable melodies and big catchy choruses,” says Carl Peel, Killer Tracks Vice President of Production. Luke’s songs are real and emotionally relevant, and they work with visuals. Very few people can nail all that. Luke did.”
McMaster wrote and produced the 13 tracks featured on in tandem with award-winning songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Arun Chaturvedi. They were recorded at Lakewood Studios, Toronto. “The music pulls from a variety of influences…soul, pop, hip hop, R&B and Motown,” observes McMaster. “The common thread is that they are very melodic. I love melody, and I like to write songs that put smiles on people’s faces!”
Formerly one-half of the gold-selling Canadian duo McMaster & James, Luke McMaster has earned popular and critical acclaim for his passionate, contemporary take on classic soul and early Motown-influenced music. His debut solo release All Roads drew sparkling reviews and produced the hit “Good Morning Beautiful” (featuring Jim Brickman) which vaulted to number 3 on Billboard’s AC Radio charts.
McMaster has collaborated with such artists as Rihanna, Nick Lachey, Kyle Riabko and Marc Jordan. His songs have been featured in the television series Degrassiand The Next Generation. His latest commercial album, Trending, will be released this spring.
McMaster is excited about working with Killer Tracks and proud to have selected for the Artists Series catalog. “Connecting with Killer Tracks was a beautiful thing,” he says. “We were instantly on the same ‘song sheet.’ They encouraged us to spread our wings and be true to ourselves. They want real songs that speak to people, tracks with depth and that elevate whatever they are synced with.”
“When people hear these songs, the melodies will stick in their heads and they’ll find themselves singing along to the radio in their heads,” says Peel. “It’s Luke’s songs and his soulful voice.”
Launched in 2012, Killer Tracks’ Artist Series features original tracks from breakout artists from across the spectrum of popular music. Previous releases include work for The Mutants, Rev Theory, Rare Monk, Shiny Toy Guns, Tamar Karprelian, Misun and Alex Band. The venture has led to a number of notable licensing deals.
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