Organic and honest mix of the soulfulness of Jeff Buckley, the playfulness of Ed Sheeran and the high pitch of Lukas Graham.
The third single of Tim Schou, ”Young Vince”, is a moving feel-good pop song. “Essentially it’s about hope for the world, and for the future that lies in the hands of the youth”, Tim explains, who gets inspiration from his life as a traveling artist and songwriter. The simple theme and tuneful melody is lifted to epic heights in an arrangement of strings, kettledrums and a modern touch of electronic samples.
The song is produced by the successful producer team Hitimpulse (Alma, Felix Jaehn, Ellie Goulding & Kygo) who also stood behind the production of Tim’s debut single “Novocaine”, which recently won him IAMA’s (International Acoustic Music Awards) annual awards ‘Best Male Artist’ and ‘Overall Grand Prize’.
”Young Vince” was conceived in a recording studio in Germany, but the real journey began with a series of charity shows with the organization “Meeting Bismarck” in order to raise money for Ghanaian schoolkids. The tour culminated with a concert in Cologne Cathedral in front of 2000 people, where Tim performed together with its well renowned church choir as the first pop artist ever. The journey continued in Ghana, where the keen globetrotter got the opportunity to meet the children he helped support. Tim made use of the trip to shoot the pictures for the music video of “Young Vince”, which is a collage of handheld home recordings documenting his engagement in the village ‘Have’ and his meeting with the boy Bismarck, who the organization is named after.
Tim Schou simplified his life when he gave up his apartment, tattooed the word ”Freedom” across his wrist, and set off into the world with nothing but his guitar and his iPhone. Ever since, he has been living on the move as a couch surfer at home and abroad, and along the way the productive artist has worked with the best songwriters and producers of the business and written more than 200 songs for himself and others. As co-writer on Anton Hagman’s “Kiss You Goodbye” he recently won PLATIN for more than 40.000 sold copies, and subsequently he was appointed “Artist Of The Week” by both IAMA and A&R Worldwide Magazine, and was played on American and Scottish radio. Tim has supported Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, LP and Timeflies, and given solo shows on SPOT-festival, Musexpo Los Angeles and Reeperbahn Festival.
For the time being, Tim is involved in projects with Felix Jaehn (Germany), Alma (Finland) and Go Go Berlin (Denmark), plus countless international songwriter camps and co-writing sessions. The high-flying composer and solo artist have thus laid the foundation for a very exciting future.
”Young Vince” (ICE CDS 251) is released on all digital platforms September 29th 2017