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Linney returns with empowering synth pop gem ‘Super Human’

LA based artist Linney returns with a brand new track ‘Super Human’, out 2nd December through Helix Records. 

Following on from her recent singles ‘Run to the Forest’ and ‘Garden, ‘Super Human’ seeks optimism and puts Linney’s emotive delivery front and centre, characterised by evocative songwriting and storytelling.

Linney explains: “As a songwriter, you get used to pitching most everything you write to other artists. But “Super Human” was always one of those records I’d hoped to hold onto. We shopped it around and had some strong interest but nothing ever totally clicked. I even had a couple artists tell me they didn’t know what to do with it, because it was perfect as is. Still to this day, this record makes me cry. And I know I’m an emotional person, but not many songs can do that for me. I’ve always known there was something special about this song and I feel so lucky that I’m finally releasing it the way I hear it. 

She goes on to add: ““Super Human” was written on Zoom with Jeff Schoeny & Britt Pols. The night before our session, I started working out a couple ideas on piano. The melody for the chorus came to me first. I legit have a voice memo of me singing the melody (no lyrics at that point) where I start crying. It’s both hilarious and moving because I’m singing gibberish and you can hear my voice starting to get stuck in my throat the way it does when you begin to cry. The song is a vulnerable confession of accepting what makes us human. ‘I wish I was strong like you…’ is the first line of the song. It’s about having someone in your life who makes you feel limitless. Like you can do anything. You’re a regular person on your own, but with this person by your side – you are super human. Fun fact. I surprised my husband and had our wedding DJ play the demo version of this song at the reception last year. I’ll never forget that moment. Who knows, maybe someday someone else will play it at their wedding too. Music lets you live forever.”

Known for her transcendent voice, honest lyrics, and energetic performances, Linney is a vocal artist and accomplished songwriter operating across the electronic music landscape.
 
Linney’s Tritonal collab “Electric Kids” charted on the Billboard Dance Radio Charts Fall 2020; that same year she appeared alongside dance music icon Gareth Emery on his single “Yesterday”; and had six songs featured on Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance 2020 Year Mix.
 
Linney has captivated audiences by the thousands, most recently at EDC (Las Vegas 2022); ASOT LA at Banc of California Stadium (Los Angeles April 2022); Nocturnal Wonderland (2022); Electric Zoo (New York City 2021); Academy LA (NYE, Los Angeles 2021); and Crypto.com Arena, where she performed the National Anthem (Los Angeles).
 
Her collabs and projects are in heavy rotation with some of the world’s largest audio streaming and media service providers, including Sirius XM BPM and Spotify, where she now boasts over 12 million listeners, a 1500% increase since 2019, with 42 million streams and counting. 
 
Deemed “a star in the making” by Indietronica, Linney’s work has been featured across television and gaming with key placements including Riverdale (The CW), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix), Ghosted: Love Gone Missing (MTV), and Fortnite.
 
Her collabs and projects have also appeared on Mediabase Dance Charts and have been covered widely by industry press outlets including EARMILKedm.comDancing Astronaut, and more that have framed her work as “euphoric” and “velvety”.

Winner of the NAMM John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Linney has a lifelong and demonstrated interest in music education and opportunities that advance creativity. In that spirit, she released the Linney Vocal Pack on Splice Fall 2020 which garnered over 55K downloads in just two weeks.

Based in Los Angeles, Linney signed with Ultra Publishing in 2021 and will release her first EP with Helix Records in 2023. You can find Linney online at linneyofficial.com.

Super Human / 16 December

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