Our second exclusive of the week comes from an alt-folk songwriter educated at one of the globe’s finest music schools
London based alt-folk singer-songwriter Metaxas has already seen his debut single Selene supported by London Live TV, Reload Sessions and Promo News, with the later selecting it as the winner of their video of the month. Timezones is Metaxas’ sophomore single and it offers the promise of even greater success.
Having been born in New York to Cypriot parents, it was another American city that helped Metaxas to develop his formidable writing skills. That city was Boston and it was at the internationally renowned Berklee College of Music that he studied the art of songwriting.
His time in Boston clearly paid dividends, as demonstrated by the excellent Timezones. Speaking of the song, Metaxas says: “Timezones is about the difficulties of a long distance relationship. It’s a theme that resonates with me since I had to leave my partner in the US last year to pursue my music career here in London. The song is actually a duet that we co-wrote from opposite sides of the ocean.”
Metaxas has been likened to John Mayer, Radiohead and Gotye. We also think that you’ll find hints of Damien Rice and Benjamin Francis Leftwich in his writing. Don’t just take our word for it, though, listen to Timezones below and see what you think…