Breakout UK-based singer-songwriter and guitarist GEORGE EZRA has sailed into the US with his single "Budapest", from his forthcoming US debut album Wanted on Voyage, now impacting radio. "Budapest" is currently the iTunes "Single of the Week," running in the US from Tuesday, August 19th To Monday, August 25th. Download for free on iTunes here (through August 25th):
Early support has come from SiriusXM. After "Budapest" premiered on the satellite radio network's "YouTube 15" show on Hits 1, the song garnered regular airplay on The Spectrum, Alt Nation, Coffee House and Pulse, as well as a featured interview with Out Q's venerable host Larry Flick.
Straight out of the gate press support for George Ezra and "Budapest" has come from a wide range of digital and print media outlets including industry standard Billboard Magazine, as well as tastemaker publications and sites including Stereogum, Bullett Magazine, InStyle, TeenVogue and Nylon Magazine, who deemed the song "…irresistibly catchy" in their summer music issue. Esteemed songwriter and OneRepublic front-man Ryan Tedder named "Budapest" his song of the summer, telling Billboard, "…it's effortless to listen to repeatedly and doesn't sound like anything else."
Already a hit in Europe, Ezra first released "Budapest" overseas last autumn, and in just under a year, the song is approaching 40 million streams on Spotify and 16 million views across its two videos on YouTube and VEVO, taking root in the top 10 across multiple European territories. Unsurprisingly with that record, Ezra made the top five of the BBC Sound of 2014.
The 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist, who has been called "young in years but old of voice" by The Sunday Times, performed "Budapest," as well as a selection of several other tracks from his forthcoming album Wanted On Voyage at heavily attended private showcases in New York City and Los Angeles.  Fans who were unable to attend shouldn't fret, as George will be back stateside in late September 2014.

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