He Is A Pegasus (HIAPX) Announces Release of Official Debut Single 'Talons' on May 20
Winner of Pledge Music/Help Musician’s ‘UK Emerging Artist Award 2016’ announces release of official debut single, plus live dates
Introducing David Butler, AKA He Is A Pegasus (HIAPX) the incredible new Brit indie singer/songwriter who scooped Pledge Music/Help Musician’s UK’s prestigious Emerging Artist Award 2016 earlier this year and now announces the release of his debut single, ‘Talons’ on 20 May. Since becoming the UK’s top emerging artist for 2016, HIAPX has snowballed media attention across radio and is planning a series of live performances across the UK including The Alternative Escape in May. An impressive launch-pad, which rubber-stamps the fact that HIAPX is one of the music scenes hottest properties this year.
24-year-old, Coventry born, David Butler, is the epitome of the British indie music scene. For him there’s no back-up plan, his life is 100% music and his ‘do or die’ approach to his life-long passion has seen him carve out a single-minded melodic path to success. His early days were spent in a band named Shadowplay, who were packing out 700-seater venues and on the verge of a major label deal with Warner Music. But when his fellow band mates opted for the safer University route, David knew it was time to go it alone. That’s when he transformed into HIAPX, headed for the bright lights of London, brought audiences to a stand-still with his awe-inspiring vocals and musicianship, snapped up the title of Emerging Artist 2016 and quickly signed to Karousel Music and Prodigy Management.
In December last year, 24-year-old, HIAPX was selected from hundreds of promising hopeful musicians across the UK to be one of the few talents bestowed with the enviable title of Pledge Music’s Emerging Artist 2016. He was selected following an outstanding live performance at the SESAC showcase in Piccadilly’s Rah Rah Rooms.
Describing his sound as an alternative melancholy indie vibe, HIAPX crafts lyrics that are heart-wrenchingly biographical, “If you don’t know what you’re saying, then nobody else will understand it either. The more personal that I am, the more that I find people can relate to me. That’s very important to my songwriting. We all think that our feelings are unique to us, but as humans we’re actually all experiencing the same things. Music is a good way to share that common ground,” he comments.
With lyrical maturity beyond his years, HIAPX, presents ‘Talons’ as his debut introduction to the recording industry. Taking an alternative view on love, ‘Talons’ presents a relationship that’s gone wrong; one which slowly dismantles a person bit-by-bit, as the fear of the unknown prevents them from going it alone. It’s a cyclical track, which starts off on a mellow mood, builds to an epic crescendo, then spins right back round and ends in the same way it began. It’s the melodic process of a relationship journey from start to finish.
HIAPX now has a Pledge Campaign, which he hopes will raise enough funds to catapult him onto the next level. For more information and to support HIAPX visit: (http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/hiap
19th May 6pm - The Alternative Escape - Fiddlers Elbow
19th May 8pm - The Alternative Escape - Help Musicians UK Stage
The debut single, ‘Talons’, will be released on 20 May on Karousel Music
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