2014 was a good year for SaulPaul.
In addition to a national summer tour across the United States, SaulPaul recently had a string of very successful industry showcases in Los Angeles. These showcases led to SaulPaul being offered a music licensing deal and a distribution deal. After some negotiation, SaulPaul recently signed on for both deals and his next album will be released via Ingrooves Music/Universal Records. It was a great year in deed.
SaulPaul’s unique blend of hip hop and classical acoustic guitar playing mixed with his stage presence and a live show that can only be described as an EXPERIENCE helped create the current buzz that he is enjoying.
SaulPaul’s like to simply say that he is a very talented rapper. Others say he is much more than that. When SaulPaul played the BET Music Matters Showcase, BET’s Senior Music Supervisor Kelly G said, “He was a star.” At the Cutting Edge Music Conference in New Orleans, Martin Atkins, Author of TourSmart, declared SaulPaul a genius.
Regardless of the current buzz, SaulPaul has kept his head down and keeps making music, keeps touring and keeps growing his fan base.
Last year, to support the launch of his mobile gaming app SaulPaul: Dream in 3D, SaulPaul played 57 total shows, 33 outside of his hometown. His tours were successful as evidenced by the 100,000+ downloads of SaulPaul’s app and an engaged community of users.
SaulPaul is excited to build on the momentum that started back in January 2014 when he played 1 of 2 TEDx events. He then was named Deli Magazine Artist of the Month in March. Also in March, SaulPaul was named Creative Ambassador for the City of Austin and sent to represent the City of Austin as he was on tour in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. While there, he recorded his single Mama. The success of that song led to SaulPaul being invited to New York City where he performed the song at the United Nations Foundation Moms+Social Good event. When SaulPaul returned from the East coast where he toured for two weeks, he received a proclamation from the Mayor when the City of Austin deemed June 12th SaulPaul Day. Shortly after that SaulPaul went on a national summer tour. He played 5 major festivals across the country: Summerfest, Musikfest, The Orange County Fair, Sonshine Fest and the Safeway BBQ Battle and Music Festival. He even documented his summer tour and released a series called SaulPaul: TourLife. Check out the Summerfest Episode. www.vimeo.com/100874182 It’s a great look into what a SaulPaul performance is like and you can see how SaulPaul makes his fans feel.
Now with all the touring behind him for a couple weeks, SaulPaul will finish the recording of his new album. The lead single from the upcoming project is titled RISE. The song was written in the Live Music Capitol of the World, Austin, TX, but it was recorded in Nashville with the help of Grammy Winning, Platinum Selling Producer Billy Smiley. The song itself features SaulPaul rapping, singing, beat boxing and playing percussion on the guitar. Totally organic, totally from the soul. It serves a great snapshot of where SaulPaul has evolved to as an artist.
For music, videos or just more about SaulPaul, visit www.SaulPaul.com.