Thursday, March 19, 2009
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Teitur
Song:Sleeping With The Lights On
Album:Poetry & Aeroplanes
Danish singer songwriter Teitur Lassen probably shouldn't have been on a major label in the first place. When Universal Music was disappointed with his 2002 debut Poetry & Aeroplanes, he left and started his own label. He was born 1977 in the Faroe Islands which are in the North Atlantic. They are a province of Denmark. He moved with his family to Copenhagen at age 17 and got the attention of former BMI executive Christian Ulf-Hansen who became his manager. Teitur was working as a fulltime songwriter before signing with Universal and releasing Poetry & Aeroplanes in 2003. It was produced by veteran British producer Rupert Hine. Teitur toured aggressively to support the album but it didn't sell. John Mayer was someone Teitur opened for and he thought it was one of the best albums of the year and blamed Universal for having no vision for Teitur's career. I think he's one of those hidden gems and I like to feature that sort of thing on the blog. Teitur announced on Apr. 20, 2006 that he was leaving Universal and starting his own Arlo & Betty label with Ulf-Hansen. They are distributed by the Danish label Playground Music. His latest CD The Singer was released Feb. 2008. So check out the video for Sleeping With The Lights On by Teitur.