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Music Album On Sale Now

Music Album On Sale Now

“As performers and being of similar age to the audience targeted, we feel that it’s easier for us to understand the problems that teenagers face on a daily basis and we are able to connect with others through the lyrics of the songs and how they can be portrayed differently by individuals, as we don’t all go through the exact same things.” Karolina

Our BTEC music students have produced their own album as part of their studies, with all proceeds from the sales going to the charities the Academy supports.

Months of hard work and commitment have gone into the project, with students using their own time as well as lessons to write; perform and mix the songs. Combining original compositions with covers of existing songs, the students have really showcased their musical talents.

The concept of the album is addressing issues faced by young people as they transition through high school. The students want those who may be experiencing any kind of hardship to know that they are not alone, and that there are others going through the same issues.

“We thought that as artists we would have a better chance of connecting with a younger audience because they are able to realise that they are truly not alone and by them being able to connect with us or the music, it will help them get through whatever they have happening in their lives.” AJ

As well as performing at the Academy, the students will be touring local radio stations to promote the album and give more insight into the choice of songs and the process of putting it all together.

Guided through the process by Head of Music Mr Ward, the students have worked incredibly hard from sitting down and forming the concept, to the end point of creating the album and promoting it. A huge well done to all involved.

The album can be purchased for just £2 at the music department or the Academy reception.

See below for album details and a sneak preview!

Album details

Due: Monday 8th April

Title: ‘Illuminate’

Song Titles:
Rise up – AJ; Karolina; Xavier
Everyday – Sam; Liam
Stars – AJ
Dreams – Bawan; Manzi
Mine Remix – Xavier
Somewhere Only We Know – Charley
Popular – Charley

Key Personnel:
AJ – Singer
Charley – Singer
Karolina – Singer
Manzi – Rapper
Bawan – Rapper; DJ
Sam – Rapper; Guitarist
Liam – Drummer
Xavier – Guitarist; Producer
Nelson – Producer
Mitchell – Guitarist; Pianist; Producer