Simon Lynge

Simon Lynge

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Simon Lynge’s The Future is a musical beauty worthy of the wide audience it is finding after entering the BBC UK charts at #22 one day after the June 7 release. It hit #1 on the Amazon.com UK Rock charts. German Rolling Stonedid a feature and The Koelner in Cologne said “This is so beautiful

Biography

SIMON LYNGE

Simon Lynge has been to the future, and he likes what he saw. “I saw the mountains and the rivers and the beauty of us all”.

With those lines, Simon sums up his outlook on life and a basis for his music. His debut album, The Future, (just named Album of the Week by MDR (radio and TV in Germany) introduces Simon as a fully-formed contender for major success. It was recorded at Bright Orange Studios in Los Angeles with co-producers Matt Forger (Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney) and Jon Mattox (The Young Dubliners).

The Future is a musical beauty worthy of the wide audience it is finding after entering the BBC UK charts at #22 one day after the June 7 release. It also hit #1 on the Amazon.com UK Rock charts. German Rolling Stone just did a two page feature on this new artist and The Koelner in Cologne said Simon’s music is “Full of fresh craftwork, positive energy and original ideas…..This is so beautiful it makes you want to listen to it very loudly and again and again. “

Simon, still very new to the international music scene has received recognition equal to a seasoned veteran. ABC-TV’s hit show Brothers and Sisters featured the title track to The Future on their second show of the 2010 Fall season. The London Times says, “Lynge’s pure, warm voice was at its best on the beautiful, Beatlesy ‘Love Comes Back to You’ and his forthcoming first UK single, ‘Infinitely You’. ….. With luck, Lynge could be this year’s José González.”

The forces that shaped Simon for this moment are elemental gifts - - a receptive mind and heart, a musical family, opportunity and bone-sure drive.

Simon’s music roots are Inuit-Scandinavian. Raised in the beautiful steppes of Greenland, Simon’s early years were spent outside of school, at play, often helping to tend his neighbor’s sheep. He was constantly exposed to music and storytelling by his multitalented father Karl, who played accordion with the “Greenlandic Bob Dylan” Rasmus Lyberth, and also worked with Eskimo folklore in the Tukak Theatre Group.

Simon later enrolled in the Holstebro Music Conservatory in Denmark, where he immersed himself in the study of drums, piano and opera. His musical hunger led him to the guitar and songwriting, and he quickly found himself co-writing and performing with exceptional talents in the Copenhagen songwriter scene. Invitations followed to perform at Kashmir Club in London, to write and perform on Nashville’s Music Row and in Los Angeles. To complete the circle, Simon recently returned to the Danish capitol to perform to 25,000 fans at the famed Tivoli Gardens.

He writes and performs mostly on guitar with a style that produces bell-like harmonies that splinter in gorgeous patterns around superb melodies. It’s there his spirit moves best. Never too clever or self conscious, Simon’s music wraps round you like a new hug from an old friend. When the word got out about Simon’s talents, it worked like a magnet attracting world-renowned talents like bass-player Lee Sklar (James Taylor, Jackson Browne), guitarist Shane Fontayne (Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon), drummer Jay Bellerose (Marc Cohen, Madeliene Peyroux), and bassist Freebo (Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, CSN).

The first sign of success came in March 2006, when a demo and basically incomplete version of the track “A Beautiful Way to Drown” found its way to the national radio station in Greenland. It became an instant hit, displacing Coldplay from the number two position on the charts. Around that time, Simon signed up with the Los Angeles based management team of Jolene Pellant and Mike Gormley in their company, Yes Dear Entertainment.

2009 brought recognition and commercial opportunity to meet Simon's rising talent, and as a hard-working artist he started laying the foundation to a significant step forward in his career. YDE management negotiated a deal with Lo-Max Records out of the UK to release The Future throughout Europe, Australasia and Japan. Released in the UK in June of 2010, Simon started the pre-release campaign in 2009 in Aberdeen, Scotland, opening for the buzz-boy of the year, Jon Allen. Some twenty-one dates later, Simon found himself with rave reviews not only in the London Times but music industry buzz publications such as Record of the Day.

In rather prestigious circles the brilliance of Simon’s work on his debut album The Future is already being compared to the likes of Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elliot Smith, Nick Drake and other uncommonly gifted artists.

Simon Lynge discography:
6 Sketches – “Live” EP (2004) – features 6 tracks performed live in Copenhagen, Nashville and Los Angeles (available on-line and at shows)

Beyond My Skin – EP (2007) – features 6 acoustic studio tracks – 2 acoustic versions of songs from the forthcoming (available on-line and at shows)

A Beautiful Way To Drown (2009) – Simon’s FIRST full-length studio album –

The Future (2010) – A Beautiful Way to Drown..re-n

Lyrics

The Future

Written By: Simon Lynge

The Future
(Simon Lynge)

I have traveled
to The Future
And I like what I saw
I saw the mountains
and the rivers
and the beauty of us all

Cause if we want to break free
We can
Yeah if we want to break free
We can
And if we want to play music
Do it now
And praise the moon, the mountains and the sun

I have traveled
to The Future
Cause I built a time machine
A thousand buttons
just one seat
But I’ll take you if you want

Cause if you want to break free
You can
Yeah if you want to be free
You can
And if you want to play music
Do it now
And praise the moon the mountains and the sun

I have built
in my back yard
A shed full of love
and I go there
When I need to
Remember where I went

Cause if I want to break free
I can
And if I need to make a change
I can
If I want to play music
I’ll do it now
And I’ll praise the moon the mountains and the sun

Praise everybody
Who dares to be kind to their neighbor
Praise all the children
and praise all their parents too
Praise the moon and the sun
Praise all of us

Full Speed

Written By: Simon Lynge

Full Speed

Every moment goes
Keeping everything it knows
Until pick up a line
And feel how the world glows
Look on every field
Search beneath every stone
Cause on the road you’ll find
Joy resting in your bones

So don’t stay behind
And underline
Why I should keep track of my precious time
Just jump in on the backseat
And baby we’ll be going fast

Once I’ve tried ‘em short
Oh I wanna try them tall
I’ll engage with Life
And paint my name on every wall
I’ll look on every field
Search beneath every stone
Cause on the road I found
Joy resting in my bones

So don’t stay behind
And underline
Why I should keep track of my precious time
Just jump in on the backseat
And baby we’ll be going

Full Speed out on on the highway baby
One foot on the gas
Full Speed taking no byways baby
And we’ll be where life’s at
And these old shoes
Wont grow tired of the road
You can count on that

As the years they pass
I’ll change tires once a while
Keep on eating miles
Deal with Life in my own style

So don’t stay behind
And underline
Why I should keep track of my precious time
Just jump in on the backseat
And baby we’ll be going

Full Speed out on on the highway baby
One foot on the gas
Full Speed taking no byways baby
And we’ll be where life’s at
And these old shoes
Wont grow tired of the road
You can count on that

Discography

6 Sketches – “Live” EP (2004) – features 6 tracks performed live in Copenhagen, Nashville and Los Angeles (available on-line and at shows)

Beyond My Skin – EP (2007) – features 6 acoustic studio tracks – 2 acoustic versions of songs from the forthcoming (available on-line and at shows)

A Beautiful Way To Drown (2009) – Simon’s FIRST full-length studio album –

The Future (2010) – A Beautiful Way to Drown..re-named and re-sequenced for European release.