SIRPAUL™ Press Bio
In a world where most pop acts are manufactured, SIRPAUL is the creative force behind every aspect of his self-made career. He is the President & CEO of his own label Controversial Records, a singer, songwriter, producer, remixer and engineer. Crowned “NYC’s King of Electropop”, SIRPAUL™ is an out Electropop singer who’s online presence has exploded with over 102,000 views on YouTube, Over 24k Followers on Twitter, music videos airing nationally on LOGO, MTV, VH1, and singles in heavy rotation on Sirius XM.
Having performed in some of the most famous venues in the world, SIRPAUL has wowed audiences from NYC (Industry, SBNY, Mr. BLACK NYC) to London (East Bloc with Larry Tee), to France (Le Red Light in Paris) and in Spain alongside international electropop stars like Andy Bell of Erasure, Cazwell, Fernando Garibay, Garcon Garcon & Monarchy at the Poptronik Festival in Sitges. As a producer, SIRPAUL has remixed songs for major recording artists such as Britney Spears, Carmen Electra, La Roux, The Sound of Arrows and many more.
SIRPAUL’s music has been featured in motion pictures (“Going Down In La-La Land”, "Kiss Me, Kill Me"), in web series (“Hustling”, "The Boys Who Brunch"), on the runway for designers like Dolce and Gabanna and in ad campaigns for Giorgio Armani and L'Oreal cosmetics. SIRPAUL is consistently featured on elite music blogs worldwide as one of the main forces behind the Indie Electropop music phenomenon. Sold-out international concerts and appearances on the red carpet worldwide have turned this small town boy into in International Indie Pop Star.
SIRPAUL currently splits his time between his home in Los Angeles and New York City. His new album "Intimate Science" is set for release in 2016.
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Indie Electropop artist SIRPAUL™ releases a new single “Push Up The Fader” on 1/15/21. “Push Up The Fader” is a dreamy disco-pop track with a moment in history embedded in the song.
“Push Up The Fader was recorded in Brooklyn, New York during lockdown.” According to SIRPAUL, “A magical moment happened while I was in the middle of working on it. I was completely off in my own world, totally lost in the music. I heard all of this really loud noise happening outside. I realized it was 7 pm and that the sound was everyone cheering for the essential workers. After feeling so isolated during that time, 7 pm had become a moment I looked forward to every night. It was one of the only times when I felt connected to the rest of the world during such a difficult time. I stopped recording and ran out to join in. It was unusually loud that night and some people were banging pots and pans together. Some of my neighbors must be musicians as well because they were playing some really dope beats! I grabbed my phone and started recording while we all were cheering. You can hear that moment in the breakdown ofPush Up The Fader. It gives me the chills every time I hear it.”
“Push Up The Fader” is the second single and the last teaser from SIRPAUL’s upcoming album Escapist Behavior, due February 12th.
About the single, SIRPAUL says: “This song is about making the best out of difficult situations. While we were locked down, I spent a lot of time blasting music and dancing outside on my terrace. It felt amazing to just close my eyes and dance. I really needed that escape.”
SIRPAUL’s single “Push Up The Fader” is available on Controversial Records worldwide on 1/15/21.
Indie Electropop artist SIRPAUL™ releases a new single “Out of Our Minds” on 3/30/20. The single, which finds the artist delving into Dream Pop with an upbeat house, nostalgic 90’s house vibe that will give you all the feels.
About the single, SIRPAUL says: “This song is about being present in the moment and allowing yourself to feel love. It will definitely make you want to grab someone and dance. I’m definitely still having a torrid love affair with electronic pop music and it’s never been more apparent than it is on this single.” The artist says he chose this song to be the first glimpse into Escapist Behavior, the super emotional new album he says he’s completely lost in creating at the moment. “It’s coming, I promise, I just don’t want to leave this space right now… It feels too good.”
As of now, there is no set release date for the new album, but SIRPAUL says he plans on teasing the album by dropping several new singles leading up to the official release later this year. Although it’s been a long time since his last release, one thing is becoming quite clear- SIRPAUL has mastered the art of the tease.
SIRPAUL “Out of Our Minds” is available on Controversial Records worldwide 3/30/20.
Indie Electropop artist SIRPAUL™ released his 8th studio album Intimate Science worldwide on June 7th. Instead of giving you a standard press release, he chose to reveal a special message about Intimate Science:
“There is nothing more personal than our connection to music. We listen to it when we are alone and vulnerable. We use it to change our mood, and sometimes, we even trust it take us on a journey. Come with me…I want to show you a side of me you’ve never seen before…” – SIRPAUL
SIRPAUL™ grew up listening to a wide variety of electronic music: 80’s New Wave & Pop, Goth & Synthpop, 90’s Dance/Club, House & Rave. He wanted to combine all of those flavors and at the same time, do it with more storytelling. It’s exactly what shapes the overall aural aesthetic of this record into his most revealing work to date.
“The album title Intimate Science comes from my process of making music, which is very private. I always work alone and I can not have other people around when I record. It’s just too intense and requires that I allow myself to become completely vulnerable. My relationship with my music is the most expansive relationship I’ve ever had.”
When SIRPAUL moved his home base from Manhattan to Los Angeles, it was a huge transition for him and it shook up everything in his core. Suddenly he realized that the work he had been shaping for the two years leading up to this album was missing something very important to him: sexual energy. “I started to record new material in LA that aroused a much more raw and primal part of me. I wound up with about 25 tracks that I carefully curated into collection of 14 songs that cover theentire spectrum of my personal identity as an artist. This is my electropop manifesto for you, #ROYALS. You continue to inspire and encourage me to work harder every day. I will never be able to express my gratitude to you…Thank you for standing by me for all of these years. You are all my #ROYALS4LIFE!
Indie Electropop artist SIRPAUL™ makes a seductive return with his new single “Intimate” (taken from his forthcoming release Intimate Science, due June 7th.) The moment you put this track on you can tell it’s a modern nod to the erotic anthems that dominated the airwaves in the 80’s by pop icons such as Madonna, Prince & George Michael. SIRPAUL is doing what he does best here, confidently teasing and flirting while never holding back what he’s alluding to. With sinfully suggestive lyrics like “give me 5 minutes, you’ll be screaming my name” you know exactly where this song is going. Dim the lights, get comfortable and have a listen…#LetsGetIntimate.
The new SIRPAUL™ single “Kiss Me, Kill Me” is the theme song from the Original Soundtrack to the Spellbound Productions Movie Kiss Me, Kill Me.The song was written and produced SIRPAUL™ and pays homage to the infamous James Bond theme song “A View To A Kill” by Duran Duran. The film is a gay murder mystery set in West Hollywood. SIRPAUL™ makes his motion picture debut in the movie as himself, performing”Kiss Me, Kill Me” in a nightclub. EQ Music says the song “lets you know what to expect from the film before you even step foot into the cinema. Pure. ADRENALINE.” The soundtrack features the new single, plus music from Jonathan Dinerstein, Oscar Loya, Ray Isaac, Adrian Michaels & Adam Joseph.
Kiss Me, Kill Me also features Gale Harold, Van Hansis, Matthew Ludwinski, Jai Rodriguez & Shangela from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Currently making the rounds on the Independant Film Festival circuit, the movie is receiving lots of attention as it marks Queer As Folk star Gale Harold’s first time playing a gay lead character since the popular TV show came to an end in 2005. “Kiss Me, Kill Me” by SIRPAUL™ is available on iTunes worldwide now.
Following the massive success of the Indie King of Electropop’s masterpiece “Black Leather” (Uncensored) Music Video, Controversial Records and Sobel Promotions tempt you to unleash your inner voyeur as they reveal the SIRPAUL™ “Black Leather” Remix / Reboot EP: A collection of carefully curated remixes and interpretations of the song that has so far reached over 70,000 views on Vimeo and Youtube combined. Fueled by the highly sexual, suggestive nature of the video, the fever began to spread through quite unconventional means: via porn websites! Once the video went viral, the requests for remixes came pouring in, and Controversial Records & Sobel Promotions managed to seduce the likes of some world-class, dominant musical masters: Del Pino Bros (Spain), Boulevard Saint George (Italy), Jose Jimenez, Michael Ven, Julian Marsh & Reav.
Directed by the infamous House of XY, Amsterdam’s premier erotic visual artists, the original video graphically displays SIRPAUL™ in a night of debauchery and ventures into the depths of the sexual subconscious. The video was inspired by the 70’s cult classic movie “Cruising” and delves into all areas of fetish, domination, leather, BDSM, three-ways and body worship. Now, the naughty boys at House of XY have re-interpreted their original masterpiece and created a brand new NSFW Video Remix for SIRPAUL “Black Leather” (Del Pino Bros Radio Edit)… Are you curious? You can watch SIRPAUL™ “Black Leather” (Del Pino Bros Radio Remix) EXPLICIT Video Remixed by House of XY, but be warned: this video isn’t for the faint of heart. This video is very NSFW.
***WARNING: Explicit Content. This music video is intended for MATURE audiences ONLY. 18+ ONLY***
Title: Black Leather (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO -HD *Explicit)
Album: Seventh Star
Label: Controversial Records
Director: House of XY
Couture: Gary Symor – http://bit.ly/GarySymor
3D animated logos: Rogério Lira – http://www.rogeriolira.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SIRPAUL™ Releases “Love Sick” Remix EP
NYC’s “King of Electropop” is back with a huge remix package just for you…
Sometimes it’s fun to get dirty. Controversial Records Recording Artist SIRPAUL™ reveals his new single “Love Sick” on August 12th… It’s a sex-crazed club anthem that’s going to dominate late Summer 2014. The original version of the song was produced exclusively for SIRPAUL by the incredibly talented Keven Maroda and the lyrics are dripping with that sexy SIRPAUL sound. It’s a peak hour anthem that’s so sinfully seductive and catchy you’ll have a very hard time getting it out of your head.
With an international roster of remixers from Italy (Boulevard Saint George aka Daniel Pastroveccio), Spain (Newton aka Daniel Melguizo) and a newcomer from the US called Reav (aka Hunter Reeve) this package is an EDM wet dream. The “Love Sick” Remix EP also includes an unreleased BONUS TRACK called “Strut” which is pure runway filth.
Controversial Records Recording Artist SIRPAUL™ Unveils Provocative New Music Video for “Black Leather” Directed by House of XY.
Shot on location in Amsterdam at one the oldest LGBT Rights Organizations in the worldCOC Amsterdam, brilliant erotic artists House of XY brought the NSFW / NC17 music video for “Black Leather” to life in all of it’s digital glory. It explores the world of fetish and role play and pays homage to the iconic 70’s movie “Cruising” with a strong essence of male on male sexuality. Featuring couture fashion designs by Gary Symor, SIRPAUL™ once again proves that sexuality is what you make of it. There are no rules. ***WARNING: This music video contains partial nudity and adult themes including sexually explicit images. Viewer discretion is advised.***
SIRPAUL’s new single “Be Mine” is pure POP bliss. 90’s influenced dance with an infectious hook that stays in your head long after the song is over. This is the second single from SIRPAUL’s critically acclaimed new album Seventh Star. Attached you will find a link to preview the Radio Edit and the Extended Club Mix (which sounds just like it came off of a 12″ piece of vinyl… super retro electropop with a modern twist!)
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