Gravity Co.

Gravity Co.

 Sofia, Sofia-Capital, BGR
BandAlternativeEDM

Multi-award winning electro pop outfit. Famous for our engaging stage antics, showcasing performances to packed 3000+ venues. Unique warm melancholy vocals over harsh groove-oriented soundscapes fused with unusual guitars and underlined by pumping bass lines.

Biography

Founded in 2001, Gravity Co are an innovative band from Bulgaria who started out as a side project making music for the computer game Trans. Since then they have calved a niche for themselves creating an original electro indie sound, with warm vocal melodies over pumping electronic beats.

In 2002 Gravity Co. made their debut, releasing their first single ‘Away’ accompanied by an art-school style video directed by Gravity Co.’s Producer Georgi Stanev. The bands first release topped MM TV’s (Bulgaria’s most popular music television) International Airplay Chart, holding on to the #1 spot for three consecutive weeks. ‘Away’ was later be included in NovaXposure – the monthly compilation released by ‘Radio Ventures’.

Gravity’s second single ‘Mr. No One’ proved the bands potential, making the playlist in BMG’s official weekly video compilation, alongside the likes of Carlos Santana and Christina Aguilera.

The band stretched the boundaries further when Bill Withers granted official permission to record and release a cover version of his all time classic ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’.

‘Away’, ‘Mr. No One’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ all made the cut for Gravity Co.’s highly anticipated debut album ‘U’ released in December 2002. An instant success, ‘U’ brought home the first music awards – ‘Best Debut’ and ‘Best Pop/Dance Album’, from MM TV’s annual awards (the Bulgarian equivalent of the Brits).

In July of 2004 ‘Wings’ the pilot single from Gravity’s second album is released becoming, the first video by a Bulgarian Artist with airplay on MTV! Boasting Giorgio de Chiricho inspired 3D animation – courtesy of one of Bulgaria’s finest Alexander Sokerov – ‘Wings’ was played 13 weeks running on MTV’s World Chart Express.

On March 6th 2005 the bands second album ‘Instinct’ saw the light of day. Shortly after the release Gravity Co. were awarded ‘Best Band’ at the annual MM TV awards and were also named ‘Band of the Year’ at the Melo TV Mania’s annual awards.

2006 would prove to be one of Gravity’s most eventful years. Starting off with another award for ‘Best Rock/Alternative Song’ for ‘What I Want’ (‘Instinct’ 2005) at the annual MM TV awards, followed by the release of ‘Empty World’ with a special video that became a cult favorite. The video edit version of the song has since become Gravity Co.’s Trademark Song.

In July of 2006 the band split with one of it’s founders, bass player Yassen. Gravity decided not to replace him and rather opted to program the electronic bass lines and have guest appearances for their big concerts. Gravity Co. are renowned for their engaging stage antics and have performed to full capacity venues and supported the likes of the Stereo MC’s, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and more recently Ladytron.

Having released two celebrated albums, Gravity Co. teamed up with a wide range of popular Bulgarian DJ’s to remix some of the band’s hits. Adding two brand new song’s to the mix, ‘Paper Trail’ and ‘The Evidence Came’ with lyrics contributed by Gravity’s new lyricist Boris Cheshirkov.

On the 6th of October the band launced their third album ‘Mixedup’ with a unique 3D show in front of 3000 fans at Sofia’s Hristo Botev Hall. Hailed as a memorable sensual experience, the live event premiered the next single ‘Paper Trail’, to which Italian director Armando Costantino (known for his work with Saint Germain) filmed an ‘urban’ –esque video, which aired in the New Year and is now, consistently a chart favourite.

On the 25 of March 2007 on the night of the BG Radio Music Awards Ceremony, the band were called to the stage to collect the ‘Best Band Award’. The prize was a gift to Gravity Co. from their loyal and evidently united fans, as online listener voting essentially won the Award. Thank You All! It is also important to note that until recently BG Radio did not allow any foreign language songs on its frequency... but on that night, Gravity Co. performed the first foreign language song at any BG Radio Music Awards Ceremony.

Gravity Co. are the uncontested winners at the MMTV Music Awards, with the record 4 awards:
Best Pop/Dance song – Empty World
Best Pop/Dance Album – Mixedup
Best Band
Best Music Video – Empty World, Directed by Valeri Milev

The band is now working on their latest single “Behind the Sun” and a new album.

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Lyrics

Paper Trail

Written By: Boris Cheshirkov

The sounds, are clearer vibrations pass through my arms
The sounds, I feel them nearer
emotions soothing my mind
tell me

A thorn was twisting in me,
but you posses the power to heal
My anxious lungs stopped breathing
you’ve locked my senses onto your words
The sight, of you moving
prints an image of my desire
Tear the pages, to my stories
the truth behind every lie

I’ll fight every demon
I’ll carve your letters in the sun
I’ll give every reason
I’ll read it from the ocean floor

Paper trails left me clues
Fairytales are changing my views
City lights, dirty streets,
my defense has fallen to you

I’ll take on every chance
I’ll carve your letters in the sun
I’ll be your favorite prize
I’ll take you to the ocean floor

Paper trails left me clues
Fairytales are changing my views
City lights, dirty streets,
My defense has fallen to you

(A paper trail has brought me here
I’m changing my views)

Crystalline

Written By: Blagovest Benishev

hope this time it won`t take long
To get back where I belong
I`m creeping up form down below

I`m speeding up through space and time
The universe explodes in my mind
I`ll finally get back what was mine

And from my dreams I have to choose
`Cause I have nothing left to lose
I take the step ahead and fly

I feel that nothing can go wrong
It`s now you learn to be strong
And still I`m diving deeper

Star tide coming strong
I`m drifting all along
(Don`t loose the grip in case you slip)
In space I find my home
It`s here where I belong
(Don`t loose the grip in case you slip)
I`m not dreaming
It`s not that feeling
I`m crossing over
The walls of space and time

I hope this time it won`t take long
To get back where I belong
I`m creeping up form down below

I`m speeding up through space and time
The universe explodes in my mind
I`ll finally get back what was mine

Star tide coming strong
I`m drifting all along
(Don`t loose the grip in case you slip)
In space I find my home
It`s here where I belong
(Don`t loose the grip in case you slip)
I`m not dreaming
It`s not that feeling
I`m crossing over
The walls of space and time

Empty World

Written By: Blagovest Benishev

I was there feeling fine
When somethin started changing in me
I felt so pure like the rain
Never mind the preassure on me

And I am pretty sure as I look at you
You don`t feel it like me everyday
To see my history come and follow me
And now you’ll see that I`m going this way
And I am pretty sure as I look at you
You’ll keep my secret all along the way

Rising from the empty world that surrounds us
For when I see you I believe you
I`ll take some time to show you what I really meant then
For when I see you I believe you
Take my hand I`ll take you anywhere you want to go
For when I see you I believe you
It’s time to show me if you really can trust me
For when I see you I believe you

I’m standing still facing you
It`s time to show you how to believe
Trust in me that’s the way
Our journey’s taking palce in our minds

And I am pretty sure as I look at you
You don`t feel it like me everyday
To see my history come and follow me
And now you’ll see that I`m going this way
And I am pretty sure as I look at you
You’ll keep my secret all along the way

Rising from the empty world that surrounds us
For when I see you I believe you
I`ll take some time to show you what I really meant then
For when I see you I believe you
Take my hand I`ll take you anywhere you want to go
For when I see you I believe you
It’s time to show me if you really can trust me
For when I see you I believe you

Discography

MIXEDUP - LP
Release date: 2006-10-06
Tracklist:
01. Paper Trail
02. The Evidence Came
03. Mr. No One /clockwork remix/ - by Metropolis
04. Higher /dub vocal mix/
05. Crystalline /deep soul sky remix/ by Special K
06. In My Mind /spaced out remix/ by PFS 303
07. Empty World /re-edit/ - by Eura
08. What I Want /vocal club deep mix/ by DJ Fozzie & Stefan Dega
09. Empty World /filling up mix/ by JackRock
10. Empty World /video edit/

INSTINCT - LP
Release date: 2005-03-06
Tracklist:
01. Higher
02. Hidden Stairway
03. Wings
04. Cry
05. In My Mind
06. Pray
07. What I Want
08. Empty World
09. Downward
10. Crystalline

GRAVITY CO. live on DVD
Release date: 2003-12-26
Tracklist:
01. Intro
02. Chameleon
03. Away
04. Keep It
05. Mr. No One
06. E-O
07. The View
08. What I Want
09. Terra Trance
10. Ain't No Sunshine
11. Time

bonus videos
1. away
2. mr. no one

U - LP
Release date: 2002-12-13
Tracklist:
01. Time
02. Away
03. Keep It
01. Mr. No One
05. E-O
06. Chameleon
07. Ain't No Sunshine
08. Terra Trance
09. Step In (low-fi terramix)
10. The View

Set List

20 minutes - 2 hrs. long sets - dependig on venue.
All original music from band's three CD's and new unreleased songs.