King For A Day - Anderson East
It's always exciting when or next LCM featured artist Anderson East releases new music. We are delighted that Michael is not only releasing his new album 'Encore' on the 12th January but he is also headlining in London at Omeara, London Bridge on the 24th January. As a taster of the new album our LCM #SongOfTheDay is the excellent bluesy 'King For A Day'.
Michael Cameron Anderson known professionally as Anderson East, is an American rhythm and blues musician from Athens, Alabama, now based in Nashville, Tennessee. His song "Satisfy Me" was released in March 2015 and received consistent radio airplay. His major-label record debut, Delilah, was released on the Low Country Sound imprint via Elektra in July 2015.
Michael opened for Holly Williams and ended up playing guitar and singing harmonies with her. He worked as both a session musician as well as a recording engineer to make ends meet. Michael began his musical career in 2009, self-releasing an album titled 'Closing Credits for a Fire' under the name Mike Anderson. He then began recording under the name Anderson East with the release of an EP titled 'Fire Demos'.
Michael's self-released debut album, 'Flowers of the Broken Hearted' in 2012, was made up of two records: one record which he recorded in Los Angeles with producer Chris Seefried and session players Charlie Gillingham, Don Heffington and Rob Wasserman and a second record recorded in Nashville with Tim Brennan and Daniel Scobey. The record is 15 songs long, and is made up of two CDs each with their own music genre: The White disc is made up of a progressive soul and Americana vibe, while the Red disc is darker and has more of a rock sound. He funded the record as a PledgeMusic project, with a percentage of the proceeds going to Water Aid, a nonprofit organization that brings water to communities that don't have clean drinking water.
Michael's major label debut album, 'Delilah', on Elektra Records was released in July 2015. It was produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton) and features a song by George Jackson recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
In 2017, Michael appeared on the Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack, performing the track "What Would It Take" which he co-wrote with Aaron Raitere. The soundtrack debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. He also covered the Brandi Carlile song "Josephine" for her charity album 'Cover Stories'.
On August 15, 2017, Michael released the first single from his upcoming album 'Encore' titled "All On My Mind". He subsequently performed this song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on October 13th.