EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Stealth

Stealth has recently signed to Ultra Music and released the official music video for new single ‘Gotta Stop Loving You’.

Here we speak exclusively to Stealth to discuss signing to Ultra, new music, future plans and more;

Congratulations on signing to Ultra Music, how did that come about?

Thanks. Basically I was over in New York playing Mondo Festival at the end of last year, and I went in and met Patrick Moxey and Dave Waxman at Ultra. I played them some of my new stuff and they got pretty excited – the rest is history. It was very out of the blue but a very welcome surprise. :)

What are you hoping to get out of the partnership you’ve created together?

They really want me to continue doing what I’ve been doing and have been really supportive. Personally, I’m looking forward to having the clout of a serious musical powerhouse behind me. The reaction to my first release with them has surpassed anything I have released myself. It’s a very exciting time!

Speaking of your new single ‘Gotta Stop Loving You’, what inspired the track?

If you couldn’t tell, I wrote the song after breaking up with a long term girl friend, haha. It was the right call from her but it didn’t make it feel any better. I wanted to write a song that essentially said I don’t blame you for anything and I’m not angry but shit, this hurts like hell.

What do you hope fans take from the song?

I hope it helps someone who feels the same or is in the same position. It sucks getting dumped.

The official video has also just dropped, can you talk us through the treatment?

Yeah, so Ryan Saradjola at WMA directed the video and as soon as I saw the treatment/location I was excited! I had never really done a full performance piece for a video, and we felt it was important to start this new chapter showing my face. I’m essentially running away through the desert in LA, trying to escape the feelings. The guy on the horse at the beginning has no relevance though, it just looked really cool!!

How important do you feel visuals are to the success of a single?

I think they are very important. You want to feel connected to an artist and sometimes the best way to get that connection is through the video and seeing their eyes. Also you can have a bit of fun with the visuals. Maybe try and play with concepts and double meanings like I did in my song “I Don’t Need Your Love” where it’s a song about a break up but the video is set in an AA meeting.

Can we expect an album from you soon?

Yeah, it’s in the works.

Do you currently have any touring plans lined up?

No tour just yet but I do have a gig on September 20th at Lay Low in Notting Hill.

What are your long term career goals?

To keep making music and having a laugh!

Make sure you follow Stealth on Twitter @stealthmusicUK to keep up to date with all his latest music and tour news!

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