Billy & Louie have been using their time during lockdown to work on a new song inspired by Spanish music that takes them in a different direction to their previous tracks ‘Changed‘ and ‘Like the river‘. Read this article to find out more from Billy & Louie about what inspired them and the story behind ‘Rosa’…
By Billy & Louie Hughes
We’re back! And both of us are so excited to announce that on June 6th we will be releasing our 3rd single, ‘Like the river’! This is a song that we are proud to be releasing as it has been in the vault for three years now. We wrote this song when we were 13 and since then it has evolved and changed into an emotional ballad as we have revisited and adapted the song.
By Emily Taylor-Smith
Hi everyone! It’s Emily here! I wanted to tell you about a new song I’ve written. During this terrible time of lockdown so many people have been going through so much and my heart goes out to all of you at this time.
By Billy & Louie Hughes
These are undoubtedly strange times for us all. While keeping people apart to keep us healthy is the best way to save lives, it’s still really tough being indoors and away from friends, family and the outside world in general.
That’s why we came up with an idea to somehow collaborate with singers and upcoming artists to spread a bit of positivity during the current time of crisis.
Scott Thornhill first entered Junior Star Singer a couple of years ago as a young contestant for West Side Radio in London. Based in Coulsdon, he is a drama enthusiast, keen to sing in musicals, and perform in local plays and theatre, having done so on numerous occasions. Now being mentored through Junior Star Singer Songwriter, Scott has already recorded his first demo. He will be performing some great favourites on the tour later this year with various piano tracks.
Scott is also producing and directing his own play later this year, a first time project with a view to branching out also into this field as a career. He will be co-ordinating auditions later in the summer. We caught up with Scott during one of his mentoring sessions. He tells us:
“I have struggled with things like depression and anxiety in the recent years of my life and those things combined can really drag you down. whenever I am playing music, whether it is singing, playing the keyboard etc I feel like I can just release those negative thoughts through my music to make space for positive ones. This has helped me put more feeling and emotions into my music, making it feel more real and heartfelt. “
Look out for Scott Thornhill on the JSS tour, he is also the new presenter this year for ‘Behind the Mic’ which speaks to contestants behind the scenes.