Already loved by the likes of Pixie Lott, Coleen Nolan, Dee Cee Lee, Tinchy Stryder, Basement Jaxx and Jessie J, The Scheme are making waves in the music industry and gathering fans (The Schemers) wherever they go! We caught up with Kyle to see how they were getting on since we last spoke…
You’re releasing a charity single, Jordan’s Smile, at the end of this month to promote The Jordan Smelski Foundation For Amoeba Awareness, with 100% of the proceeds going to charity. Why does this mean so much to you? It was very important to us that all proceeds from the single go to The Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness because we want to make sure we do everything we can to help raise awareness not only for the charity, but for the cause as well. Anything we can do to help get the word out, and hopefully prevent others from contracting this terrible illness, is our main mission.
How did it come about that you guys were going to write a charity song for the foundation? My family became very close friends with Jordan’s family following my father doing the funeral for Jordan last year. When I was home last December, Jordan’s father approached me with the idea of writing a song for Jordan. Naturally, I took the idea back with me to the guys and we ended up writing Jordan’s Smile a few weeks later!
We wanted to portray not just the inevitable heartbreak that comes with losing a loved one far too soon, but the happiness, over time, of remembering Jordan’s life and his beautiful smile
Also, you’ll be performing this track in Florida to a crowd of over 15,000 people! Did you find it a difficult song to write – as in wanting it to be perfect due to what the purpose of the track is for? Yes, at first it was a little difficult to figure out exactly what we wanted to say because it is such a serious subject. We wanted to portray not just the inevitable heartbreak that comes with losing a loved one far too soon, but the happiness, over time, of remembering Jordan’s life and his beautiful smile. We tossed around a few different ideas for quite a while until we finally fell upon the song that is now Jordan’s Smile.
It’s a double A single which also features Dust. Will you be releasing any physical copies, or is it digital only to reach a wider audience? As of now, we will be releasing only digital copies on all digital platforms to download on the 25th of July!
You guys are also close mentors of the female 3-piece, Alula. How did this come about? Kris knows the Ward family. Dawn asked us to help put a band around her daughter Darby. We knew a few amazing singers from up north so we just introduced and helped them on their way.
Are there any plans of a joint tour anytime soon? Not with the girls unfortunately. But who knows, we wouldn’t rule it out. They are really good.
Why would you recommend our readers check them out? Well they are cool and very different. They are most importantly our mates! So make sure you check them out.
You had a great 2014. How’s 2015 looking to you so far? Yes, we feel so lucky that we have been well received all of last year and also this year. We have had the most amazing year and it’s really only just begun. I guess when you are working and writing and locked in the studio, You don’t really get a chance to see what’s going on outside. We are now on our way to a little American tour and then off back to LA to finish the album for release summer 2016! It’s so exciting and we are super happy with what is going on. We have a few things in the pipe line but are sworn to secrecy, ha ha. Thanks again to all our Schemers. Keep Scheming.
Words copyright VanityHype magazine 2015
To find out more about the Jordan Smelski Foundation, go here