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Interview with Sabrina Carpenter

30th July 2017 | Music

We’ve interviewed Sabrina Carpenter a few times, but this time it was on slightly different terms.

The teen star is widely tipped as being the next global pop sensation – and with two albums out in the past 2 years (2015’s ‘Eyes Wide Open’ and 2016’s ‘EVOLution’) it definitely seems like she has the vocal and writing skills required to release hit-after-hit.

And this year, things have started to happen.

Single ‘Thumbs’ (the focus of our previous interview with Sabrina – listen back HERE) was a global hit, reaching 64M streams on Spotify to date. But now, she has returned with hit ‘Why’, a song which has everyone (James Gilmore especially) giddy with excitement.

The new single (co-written with everyone’s favourite songwriter Leland) talks about how two people can be so different, yet work so well together – and it seems like it’s working very well for a lot of people; the music video reached 3.5M views in just 1 week.

James Gilmore interviewed Sabrina Carpenter on the phone whilst on her DeTour tour (smart wording, right?) about the single, her new tour and basically challenged himself to see how much he could make her laugh.

Challenge: Completed

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Sabrina Carpenter

James Gilmore interviews pop star Sabrina Carpenter to talk about new single 'Why', her DeTour and general funny things. (11 minutes)

Interview with Lauren Faith

30th July 2017 | Music

Many artist's dream that they could get to the stage at Lauren Faith is at her music career – a bona fide ‘Next Big Thing’.

Like many musicians in the 21st Century, Lauren got her start by posting covers on YouTube (most of these still online today). But, these weren’t the standard songs that everyone on YouTube covers – these were covers of Bobby Caldwell and mash-ups of the likes of Jessie Ware and BANKS.

After having been asked to write with Craig David for his now chart-topping, Gold rated album, ‘Following My Intuition’ as well as Kaytranada’s critically acclaimed ‘99%’ things have stepped up a gear.

With new, original music (‘Let Them Talk’ and ‘Rush’) out in the world, Lauren has been touring with the likes of Craig David on his UK Arena Tour and also recently supported Mary J Blige on her UK tour.

James Gilmore sat down with the Next Big Thing, Lauren Faith about her original music, touring with her idols and how she got her start.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Lauren Faith

James Gilmore interviews Lauren Faith about being the Next Big Thing, her original music and touring with her idols. (7 minutes)

On The Rise: Ghosted

29th July 2017 | Pop Stop

On The Rise: Ghosted

Pop Stop is W!ZARD Radio Media’s pop brand. We track thousands of emerging pop artists and use data to track their future growth. Then we play their music on-air (Fridays, 3pm BST) and write about them right here to introduce you to your next favourite artist.

The world of pop music is filled with underlying references to sex – just read the lyrics to Little Mix’s “Power” if you need some erm…. education. But every summer there is one song which tackles the topic directly.

Last year it was NEIKED’s ‘Sexual’ and this year it’s Ghosted and their track ‘Get Some’.

Imagine if Julia Michaels was three men, or Calvin Harris was three men, or DJ Khaled was three British men.

Introducing: Ghosted.

The three men are responsible for some of the biggest tracks in pop history including Emeli Sande’s ‘Read All About It (Pt. III)’, G-Eazy’s ‘Me, Myself & I’ and music from Little Mix, Years & Years, Maroon 5, Sigma and more.

They are responsible for 5 UK #1 singles, 11 UK Top 10 singles and over a billion streams on Spotify.

And now they’re taking to the road to try it for themselves!

Their debut track, ‘Get Some’ features vocalist Kamille and is sure to be a summer hit. It’s essentially about someone and their… desire to… have a great time!

Lyrics include:

When you call, when you call, when you call and I’m… Maury*” *a great reference to the TV host

All my friends getting cake and I ain’t found nobody


Guess I ain’t the loving kind, I just wanna get some” What exactly she wants to get is up to all of our little imaginations…