In a strong move for his first release with w21Records, Americana singer-songwriter Paul Carella drops his new single ‘Shed a Little Light‘ on Friday 24th February 2023 and it packs a powerful punch with its blues rock-driven sound!
A project that was inspired by a shared interest in good old-fashioned rock and roll, Paul collaborated with Los Angeles-based Billy Moran, a songwriter, musician, and producer best known for his work with indie-rock band, Louden Swain.
Talking about the song, they said“It’s about a close friend who is being exploited by a lover. They must make a difficult decision about whether to tell them or watch it play out. As the friend is already aware of your feelings for them, telling them might seem self-serving, but letting it play out may jeopardize trust.”
‘Shed a Little Light’ is available to pre-save now https://lnk.to/shedalittlelight
|Billy and Paul share their stories of how they met and what it’s like to collaborate –
|“Billy and I met on the music scene a long time ago on a tour in Europe. With Billy in the US and myself in the UK it wasn’t as easy to make music because we couldn’t just meet up and write or jam together but with the wonder of modern technology, recording at home, sending tracks and lyrics back and forth was rather straight forward. Working with a musician of Billy’s calibre is a lot of fun, inspiring and when we do sit down on either side of the pond, the creative sparks really fly, he really brings another level to the table, which is exciting! We’re great friends and we’re on the same page with a lot of things which makes the music process that much smoother.” – PAUL CARELLA
|“Paul joined me and The Station Breaks on tour in Europe a few years back. The moment I heard Paul sing I was blown away, there was a texture to his voice that was just captivating. You could hear a pin drop from the audience during his performance. We’ve been friends ever since and our paths would frequently cross. One night while watching his set, I thought, how cool would it be to place that voice in a full band scenario? After jamming together at a festival in Germany we decided it’d be cool to explore a collaboration of sorts. We started sharing ideas back and forth and landed on a few tunes that we’re really excited about.” – BILLY MORAN
Artist- Paul Carella and Billy Moran
Release- ‘Shed a Little Light’ (Single)
Release Date– 24th February 2023
Music – Billy Moran
Lyrics – Paul Carella & Billy Moran
Producer – Billy Moran
Mixed & Mastered – Zack Darling
Vocals – Paul Carella
Backing Vocals, Guitars, Keys and Bass – Billy Moran
Drums & Percussion – Stephen Norton
|ABOUT PAUL CARELLA
Paul is an international multi-award-winning singer songwriter from Scotland
|A self-taught musician, he learned his craft in Glasgow’s pubs and clubs. Since then, Paul has independently released four studio albums to date and has worked with some of the industry’s best. Among his collaborators are Alan Price of Animals, Steve Craddock of Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene, Alabama 3, Jason Manns, Rob Benedict, Tony Lucca and Ernie Halter.
|At the age of four, Paul developed a love for music, finding his first idol in Elvis Presley. He sang and followed Elvis move for move while in his parents’ living room.
|The influence of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters and Glen Hansard can also be found in his music. Throughout his career, Paul has developed into an artist of the people, writing about the issues that affect people daily.
|Over the years, his performances have wowed audiences at festivals such as the coveted Country to Country festival at the O2 Arena in London. He has also toured extensively across Europe and America.
|Since getting back on the road post-covid and performing live for his fans, Paul has been working on new material behind the scenes and is ready to share them with the world. In 2023, he will release his first single under record label w21Records.
|ABOUT BILLY MORAN
A composer, songwriter, and musician from Los Angeles, CA, Billy Moran is best known for his work with Louden Swain, an indie rock group. Billy wrote and arranged the music for several Louden Swain songs including Carpool Lane, Mrs. Vance, She Waits, Past Perfect, Fifteen, Honeybee, This Is How, and Help You.
|In addition to Billy’s work with Louden Swain, he alongside fellow bandmate Rob Benedict and singer/songwriter Jason Manns, formed the group the Station Breaks, back in 2016. A successful European and North American tour followed the release of their self-titled LP.
|With years of experience collaborating, Billy’s guitar playing has been heard on many albums, including Dick Jr & The Volunteers, Sun Spin (Michael Rosenbaum & Rob Danson), Briana Buckmaster, Gil McKinney, and many more.