Cimo Fränkel, a multi-platinum songwriter, producer, and recording artist just released his first self-titled album via Universal Music. The album features 14 tracks and encompasses Cimo’s journey through heartbreak, loss, and happier times. Click [here] to listen.
“This album is special to me because it wasn’t written and produced in one place. I traveled the world during that time which makes it feel like an adventure. I had to open the album with a song I wrote and recorded with my father because he is one of the main reasons I am in music in the first place.” — Cimo Frankel
The album comes to us fresh off the heels of the recently dropped single “World is Waking Up”, which was delivered to us during a time of fear and uncertainty in the world amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The single talks about us “waking up” as a society and being brought back to our core practices and values as a result of being shaken up. People are being humbled. We are spending more time with family and less time with work. We are cherishing loved ones more since we have been reminded that the future is not always promised. Nature is self-preserving and coming back to life. In the digital age we live in, everyone has more access to information that helps educate and address problems in the world that were not brought to light in the past. We are no longer able to be silenced. This is the era where the main goal is to be “woke”, and Cimo portrays in this song that the world is, in fact, “waking up”.
Also preceding the album was “Happier Before”, which was written purely out of emotion to express when a relationship is somewhere between “are we” or “are we not”. Cimo finds himself comparing the present with the past while coming to terms with his past relationship. Cimo lays all his cards on the table with this album, bringing fans the most raw and vulnerable piece of work to date, and proves his promising trajectory remains unmatched throughout the highs, the lows, and in between.
Last year, he released his first solo project, an EP titled Stay the Night, which he wrote, produced, and performed himself, along with visual concepts – all which will now be included in the album as well.
MORE ABOUT CIMO FRÄNKEL:
Cimo Fränkel is a singer/songwriter who has contributed to songs that have amassed close to one billion streams worldwide. Cimo’s credits include the global hit “Sex,” (which gathered over 500 million streams, went Gold in the USA, double Platinum in the UK, quadruple Platinum in the Netherlands, earned 7 more Platinum awards in other countries, and won a National Buma Award). The hit was performed by Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam. Also in his credits are Yellow Claw’s iconic smash “Shotgun”, Hardwell & Snoop Dogg’s “How You Love Me” collaboration, OMI’s “As Long As I’m With You”, and Lucas & Steve’s airplay smash “Where Have You Gone”. He has also been featured on records with internationally acclaimed electronic artists including Armin van Buuren, Daddy’s Groove, EDX and TW3LVE, and has contributed to songs released on popular labels including Ultra Music, Spinnin Records, Armada Records, Universal Music, and more.