It is December 1st 2013 which means it is time to announce the next 'Song of the Week'.
In Colonia, New Jersey lives this week's 'Song of the Week' recipient. And, at the age of [just] nineteen, Mike Schiavo has been seeing success since late 2010.
Mike Schiavo, the young man behind the acoustic/pop/rock project titled Spots, first joined Facebook in November of 2010. Then, less than one year later, he released his first Spots EP, titled More Than Meets The Eye, on August 1st 2011.
On June 8th 2012 Mike Schiavo topped his last release with another phenomenal EP, this time titled Pretending. The EP continued to impress his [growing] fan base and they were loving the well written, relatable and overall awesome songs he was able to produce.
Most recently Mike released his latest single, titled Too Good, to his iTunes page on May 15th 2013. And, of course, it is earning this week's 'Song of the Week' spot for its relatable and perfect lyrics, as well as its overall catchy tune.
Although I just discovered this talented young man, each and every one of his songs has done nothing but impress me. Mike's unique and captivating voice is perfect, combined with his beautiful melodies and amazing tunes. Plus, Mike Schiavo has put his amazing voice to work in some superbly well done cover songs, including, most recently, a cover of Paramore's hit, Still Into You.
On the Spots Facebook page it states that Mike's biggest influence was Elvis Presley himself. It also goes on to add, "He thrived off of his inspiration and passion for music to find his own voice, playing acoustic pop/rock songs. His style of pop/rock has been stealing hearts all over the world through Youtube, where his channel has received over 290,000 views. Spots' music career quickly took off and now you can see him performing with numerous national acts. Spots' popularity, success and talent are leading him to take over the music industry."
Mike also released a statement, attached to the release of Too Good, on his Youtube Channel, thanking fans for their love and support. He wrote, "Every song I write means something to me and it means so much that so many of you relate as well. I love getting messages from all of you. Thank you all so much for your support, it means so much to me and I hope you continue to support on the next part of my journey. Please listen and share with all your friends and let's take over the music scene."
So, Mike Schiavo has definitely proven he has earned this week's 'Song of the Week' spot with his [latest] project, Spots. Together with his perfect music, addicting voice and constantly growing fan base, Spots will definitely be continuing to take over the music scene.
You can currently pick up a copy of Spots' latest single, and this week's 'Song of the Week', Too Good, on iTunes. But, you can also give the phenomenal song a listen on his Youtube Channel, found here:
See you next Sunday for the next 'Song of the Week'. However, while we wait for that, please check out Spots' music, as well as his awesome covers, right away. Mike Schiavo certainly does not disappoint.
Photo credit: Facebook
Picture 1: Mike Schiavo
Picture 2: Spots - Too Good Single Cover
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