Ian has been writing and producing songs with a range of international artists for more than a decade mainly in Europe and particularly in London, UK.
2010 has seen him start up BritishPopSongs, a small online vanity label showcasing a range of artists and a heavy schedule of releases. It is planned to release a single every 2 weeks, the 1st and the 15th of every month. During late spring and over the summer the setup was tested and tried and by the 1st of October everything goes LIVE with a double release. The releases that has been used over the trial period will see re-releases up to christmas.
“The last few years has been like some quiet before what might be, maybe not the storm, but certainly a busy period ahead. It was good to get into the essence of it all again, and shape and define a somehow new sound.”
The level of output from this phase is pretty large.
“I will always be grateful for those that told me to do my own thing, really… because even if, as fantastic it is to write and produce for others, compose, record and finally performing your own songs will always be something special, and I didn’t realize how much I missed it. I personally adore the 80′s, but I also love ‘now’. I love good songwriting and songs that sticks to your brain, by producing and plotting this over a period away from the hassle of big city life and, at least in the beginning, keeping quiet about it, has meant a lot. It let me define the sound and look, and shape the songs without the pressure of talking too much about it.”
Lucy … , is first official single and is mid-tempo pop/punk/new wave which sort of sets the sound for the Stian Summer project.
“I like to do things differently at this stage in my career, so I have a plan, and I have taken my time to define it.
It’s my own plan, and I now get all these cool people that will add their own ideas, and we’ll hopefully end up with a lot of fun and at some success as we go along”