Calica & Daniel Loumpouridis team up on their new indie pop EP 'Lens'
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Calica teamed up with Chicago native producer Daniel Loumpouridis to release a new EP “Lens” on January 22, 2021. The EP comprises of 6-tracks, including preceding singles “Savior” and “Better". They debuted their latest single "Don't" on the same day of releasing the EP. The song features futuristic synths, driving basslines and infectious melodies.
Singer-songwriter and producer Calica is a breath of fresh air in today’s indie pop scene. Her masterful vocal delivery paired with expertly crafted melodies transport the listener to a synth-pop paradise. Calica’s lyrics are cheeky and relatable, yet deliberate and intelligent. Her takes on love, loss and self-empowerment are boldly refreshing. In April of 2020, she began posting on TikTok, and in just 6 months, garnered over 250k followers, 3.5M Likes, and over 10M views. Her ability to flip songs into different genres sparked her popularity on the app. But most notably, her single, Little Girl, went viral after posting a Tiktok of her father’s reaction to the song. The video was viewed over 3.7M times, and shared across acclaimed media outlets such as E!News and John Krasinski’s: Some Good News. Since then, Calica’s fanbase has grown exponentially. Listeners often reach out to share how connected they feel to her and her music. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Calica began taking piano and voice lessons at the early age of six. After attending various performing arts schools, she graduated from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. After graduation, Calica began writing and producing alongside Grammy-nominated producer duo SMLE. They collaborated on her debut album “Yes, Its About You”, and her two singles “Superficial Love” and “Little Girl”. Currently, Calica is writing & producing for herself as well as for other artists and brands. She is looking forward to releasing more music in 2021 and exploring new sounds & genres.
At the age of just 17, Chicago native Daniel Loumpouridis reached a major career milestone as the co-writer and co-producer of Louis The Child’s breakout single, “It’s Strange (ft. K.Flay)”. The record garnered millions of streams and multiple features including placements on the FIFA 16 soundtrack, Netflix’s hit show Dear White People, and a national Nissan automotive ad campaign. Loumpouridis earned endorsements from the likes of Taylor Swift, T-Pain and Lorde for the song which soon became a certified gold record, currently with 75 million streams on Spotify. In college, Daniel discovered his knack for developing up-and-coming artists when the first EP he produced for a peer caught the ear of Ricky Reed and his label, Nice Life Records. His production and co-writing work for another fellow student, indie singer ZOLA, landed the young songstress a deal with KIDinaKORNER/Universal after her debut EP, Everything I Know, was discovered by Grammy nominated producer/label owner Alex Da Kid (Rihanna/Imagine Dragons/Eminem). Shortly after graduation, Loumpouridis stepped forward with his own creative projects. As an independent artist, he grew his audience organically with over 4 million total plays on SoundCloud and Spotify. The debut EP of his side project, Loom:ngs,received worldwide in-store playlisting from H&M while garnering accolades from indie tastemakers like the UK's Neon Music, evangelizing the project as "an album that blurs the lines of what music can be... a deep kind of poetic justice as detailed as a delicate painting". This project also spurred the impromptu co-sign from Wyclef pictured on the right. Most recently, he scored the Netflix series Harvey Girls and co-wrote the title track for Nick Leng's debut LP, LEMONS, which has already amassed over 2 million streams on Spotify. Whether he is working on his own artistry or taking on the many roles of musician, producer, musical director, writer and arranger for others, Daniel Loumpouridis continually brings his powerfully progressive aesthetic, both behind the board and in front of it.
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