New and hotly tipped Universal signing, Juan Zelada, has achieved an unprecedented third BBC Radio 2 ‘Record of the Week’ in a row for his latest single ‘What Do I Know’ released on Feb 13th with Decca Records.
The single ‘What Do I Know’ has already achieved Radio 2 airplay from Ken Bruce, Simon Mayo and Graham Norton plus some BBC London airplay. With its catchy sing-along melody it’s a great way for Zelada to kick start what looks set to be an extremely exciting year for him.
Zelada’s first two singles released last year, ‘Breakfast in Spitalfields’ and ‘The Blues Remain’, were both awarded ‘Record of the Week’ and A-playlist status on Radio 2 alongside rave reviews in the music and lifestyle press.
‘What Do I Know’ wonderfully showcases the talents of Zelada and his band, flirting with a reggae beat, whilst the sunny horn section accompanies Zelada’s velvety vocals to create an uplifting and euphoric track overall.
Zelada has already been compared to Paulo Nutini and Jack Johnson, but perhaps the best evaluation of the band’s music so far has been 'Ben Folds meets the Dave Matthews Band'.
Zelada is already confirmed for HMV’s Next Big Thing on 5th Feb, followed by a UK headline tour in March/April and a slot at the Secret Garden Party festival on Friday 19th July. Things are looking bright!