Proximity Launches New Label With Morgan Page & Steve James' "Candles" As First Single
Grammy nominated producer Morgan Page has teamed up with rising star Steve James to deliver a new collaboration this week with "Candles." At just eighteen years old, James is already an accomplished producer with credits on Justin Bieber's "Purpose," and his work with Morgan Page on the new single further cements his status as one of dance music's brightest up and comers.
On “Candles,” Steve James' pop sensibilities are on full display, as he and Morgan Page craft an irresistibly catchy tune with a dancefloor ready production. “Candles” opens with a breezy melody and some light percussive flourishes, before moving into a vocal driven verse. The song then rushes forward into an energetic drop, as driving rhythms and shuffling hand drums underscore soaring vocal chop melodies.
In addition to ranking as a solid tune, “Candles” serves as the debut release on Proximity’s newly launched record label. Proximity is widely recognized as one of the biggest music promotion channels on YouTube, and the news of their own imprint promises to deliver many more exciting updates throughout 2017.
Talking about the new label, founder and director Blake Coppelson revealed that the move will allow the brand to better “control the music that goes on Proximity,” before sharing that it will give back to the YouTube community by "allowing content creators to use music in their videos for free without having their videos taken down due to copyright strikes.”
Give a listen to "Candles" below.
Connor Jones is a writer and music fan based in Portland, Oregon.