'Songland': Here are the four songwriters looking to feature their song in 'Fast & Furious' spin-off 'Hobbs & Shaw'
Singer Aloe Blacc and 'Hobbs & Shaw' director David Leitch will listen to the pitches of unknown songwriters; one song will be chosen to be recorded by Blacc, released publicly and will be featured in the film.
NBC's newest reality competition series focusing on finding the next great songwriter is slowly reeling in the audiences. Week after week, undiscovered songwriters have been been trying and competing to have their songs recorded with big and established names in the industry like John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Jonas Brothers, Kelsea Ballerini and more. It doesn't hurt that the format of the show also makes for easy viewing.
Now when 'Songland' returns on Tuesday night for its sixth episode, we will see singer Aloe Blacc appear as the featured artiste.
This week the songwriter who wins will be extremely lucky as the series heads to the big screens. Blacc is looking for his next hit that will be featured in the upcoming 'Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw'.
Like the format of the show dictates, here are the four songwriters who will be competing against each other this week hoping they get Blacc's ultimate approval.
According to his Facebook fan page, Afika is a writer, producer, and performer. Afika's songs have reached Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart. In 2018 he won the competitive June Jordan Teaching Artist Fellowship for his proposal on a pop & social justice songwriting course, which he taught at Columbia University. According to his Instagram profile, Afika is also a host for the Rolling Stones. His most recent release is a song titled 'Awesome.'
Kyle Williams is a songwriter and producer who will be competing along with the other three songwriters this week. According to his Instagram profile, his song 'Welcome to the fire' was featured as a soundtrack in the film 'Backdraft 2.' He is also in a band called 'We Are Messengers' that won the group/duo at the K Love Fan awards for their song 'Maybe it's okay'. The most recent song that he released is titled 'Killer Inside Me.'
TVTE is a singer and songwriter. There is not much information available about her, but according to her SoundCloud page, her name is Maggie Gabbard who hails from Los Angeles but was brought up in Wilmington, DE - Lexington, KY.
The final songwriter competing this week is Steve Fee who is a Christian recording artiste. According to his Instagram profile, Fee revealed that he will release his new song 'Wildest Grace' on August 2nd which is one month post the air date of his episode on 'Songland.' This song will be his first release since 2014. Fee has written and produced projects including Casting Crowns, North Point, Passion, David Leonard, Jason Gray, and many more.
'Songland' airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.