Featured Artist: Live at Aloft Hotels 2016 Tour
At the end of 2012, SAFETYSUIT, the Nashville-based pop/rock band had just finished a full year of touring, experienced the thrill of a #1 record, endured a split with their label and found themselves rebuilding their entire team from the ground up. The next 2 years would leave fans and industry insiders alike wondering if SAFETYSUIT would ever take the stage again. In January 2015 the band answered that question with a simple social media post “don’t call it a comeback”.
From that point forward the band who created the hit singles “Stay”, “Get Around This”, “Let Go” and “These Times” began teasing new songs, new tour dates and an overall new outlook on the future of SAFETYSUIT.
After finishing studio sessions with producers Tim Pagnotta (Walk the Moon/Shut Up & Dance) and Smith Carlson (OneRepublic) the band emerged with their first single off their upcoming record titled Looking Up. The song immediately caught the ear of Sirius/XM program director Jim Ryan and within a week the band released the song exclusively through Ryan at Sirius/XM the Pulse.
While on the first leg of their 2016 Headline Tour, the band announced a partnership with Joel & Benji Madden and their new management venture MDDN. Together they entered into a joint venture between the band’s Arena Complex Records and MDDN’s partnership with KOBALT for label services and the team immediately began assembling key players to take the song to radio nationwide. Thanks to the strong foundation laid by Ryan and Sirius/XM the song has been picked up by stations nationwide and is currently climbing the HotAc chart.
With a sound all their own, a true fan base and single that is ‘Looking Up’, SAFETYSUIT is poised and ready to have the biggest moment of their career. But despite the songs, the tours and all the anticipation, their philosophy remains the same “work hard and be kind…” says frontman Doug Brown “everything else will work itself out.”