Best known for his work with Tinie Tempah on the platinum single “Written In The Stars” and Lupe Fiasco on the anthemic “Break The Chain,” singer-songwriter Eric Turner has teamed with the two rappers for “Angels & Stars,” the lead single from his upcoming debut album on Capitol Records (due in mid-2012). Produced by Eshraque “iSHi” Mughal (“Written In The Stars”), the song serves as a cautionary meditation on people’s fascination with stardom.
In anticipation of the official video for “Angels & Stars” – recently shot in Los Angeles by director P.R. Brown (Skylar Grey, John Mayer, Alicia Keys) – Eric Turner has just unveiled a Behind the Scenes look at the making of it. The video includes footage of Turner filming the street art inspired video, along with appearances by Lupe and Tempah.
Turner was born in Boston and decided to live in Sweden after attending Uppsala University in an exchange program. He got his start in music as the front man for the band Street Fighting Man, and was introduced to iSHi at the suggestion of a mutual friend. The duo blend iSHi’s hip hop production style with Turner’s songwriting roots to create a big stadium sound. “It’s organic and natural,” says Turner. “We write songs like they did back in the ’60s.””