With an iTunes Singer-Songwriter #1 hit to his credit as well as over a million followers on social media, John Galea now brings the past and the present of his career together with the new EP ‘The Art of Collaboration’. He launches the EP by sharing a new visual for ‘Old School Love’ featuring Nate James, while the set also highlights his work with Ironik,Scorcher, Maya Miko, TJ Dreamz and Hannah Long.

‘The Art of Collaboration’ shows the breadth and versatility of John’s talents as it compiles three new songs alongside new versions of three fan favourites from his back catalogue.

John spoke to Pop Scoop about his forthcoming EP back in February.

The EP’s new material proves that John Galea has reached a new peak. His songwriting displays his innate flair for timeless songwriting, a strength perhaps best encapsulated as he teams up with the MOBO Award nominee Nate James to weave their combined soulful vocal talents to express a desire for time-honoured romance with ‘Old School Love’. His lyrics take a darker turn with a story of dangerously devoted yet unrequited love on ‘Don’t Wanna Die’ which features incendiary rhymes from Top 5 rapper Ironik, while ‘Trailblazer’ proves that he can excel with newcomers like Maya Miko as well as the big hitters.

Stepping back, the EP features a brand new Club Junkies remix of ‘Hero Within You’, the inspirational duet with Hannah Long that became his first #1 smash on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart. Elsewhere, ‘Golddiggin’ captures a very different mood, with John’s sleek, pulsating electro-pop given a bombastic bounce courtesy of grime legend Scorcher’s bars. Finally, ‘Drunk On U’ brings a double-threat of artistry with John’s powerhouse vocal performance equalled by TJ Dreamz’sflow.

John says, “Music is truly a mixture of cultures and styles and this EP is a collection of all of the collaborations of my career so far with new songs and reworks of some old favourites.”

John wrote and produced all six tracks which feature on ‘The Art of Collaboration’. His other collaborators on the project include The Monarch (Rita Ora, DJ Khaled) and Oscar Lo Brutto (Skepta, Wretch 32).

Originally from Great Yarmouth with Maltese and Irish family heritage, John Galea is a classically trained pianist who has been writing songs since the age of 13. His songs tap into own truths with unflinching openness, such as the passing of his mother (‘White Dove’) and overcoming cancer in his teens (‘I Am A Survivor’). He also aims to provide a positive role model for the bisexual community, with a notable performance at last year’s Bi Pride UK in London plus several more key Prideevents across the country. Other big live moments for John have included shows as guest to McFly and Lamar.

Having also worked with the likes of Beluga Heights and Frankmusik, John writes for other artists which has led to a string of international hits from Germany to Malta. His own story has been further explored with coverage from the likes of American Songwriter, Attitude, Gay Times, House of Solo and Wonderland.

‘The Art of Collaboration’ tracklist:

‘Don’t Wanna Die’ featuring Ironik
‘Old School Love’ featuring Nate James
‘Golddiggin’ featuring Scorcher
‘Trailblazer’ featuring Maya Miko
‘Drunk On U’ featuring TJ Dreamz
‘Hero Within You’ with Hannah Long (Club Junkies 2024 remix)

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