Multi-platinum songwriter, producer, and recording artist, Cimo Frankel just released his self-titled album via Universal Music. The album features 14 tracks and encompasses Cimo’s journey through heartbreak, loss, and happier times. 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. 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. 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”. 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.
Culturally Obsessed & MUSE TV were delighted to invite Eagles of Death Metal’s frontman, Jesse Hughes to interview Cimo Frankel via Skype. Watch the interview below or listen to it via podcast here:
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
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.
ABOUT JESSE HUGHES:
Jesse Everett Hughes (born September 24, 1972) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as the frontman of the rock band Eagles of Death Metal, with whom he has recorded four studio albums and a live album. Eagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998. Founded by Jesse Hughes (vocals, guitar) and Josh Homme (drums), the band also includes a wide range of other musicians that perform both on the band’s studio albums and at live shows. Hughes and Homme are the only permanent members of the band. Homme’s other band is Queens of the Stone Age. The band’s current touring line-up includes Hughes alongside Dave Catching (guitar), Eden Galindo (guitar), Jennie Vee (bass), and Jorma Vik (drums). Hughes also records solo as Boots Electric.