Globally acclaimed Artist Duncan Laurence Releases a New Deluxe Version of His Latest Album “Small Town Boy“
In the new deluxe version of “Small Town Boy”, He re-upped and recharged the record with three brand new originals and the Sam Feldt Remix of his runaway smash “Arcade.” Among the originals, “Stars” pairs his emotionally charged vocals with an otherworldly celestial hum and soft piano, while acoustic guitar glistens over a string-laden glitchy beat as his nostalgic lyrics echo on “Sad Old Me.” Then, there’s “I Got You.” Harp shimmers as his delivery volleys between vulnerable verses and vibrant echoes with heavenly power. Check out the full tracklisting below.
With nearly 350 million U.S. streams included in the song’s near 2 billion combined global streams tally, the Dutch artist has already had remarkable success stateside. The song won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Laurence’s performance of “Arcade” at the competition was hailed as “powerful” by The New York Times and “haunting” by The Guardian. Check out Laurence’s 1 Mic 1 Take performance of “Arcade,” filmed at the historic Capitol Studios.
His single “Arcade” just picked up a gold certification from the RIAA. It notably made history as the “First Eurovision Song Contest Winner to Hit the Billboard Hot 100 since 1976.” He also recently opened up Eurovision 2021 with a showstopping performance of “Feel Something.”
“Arcade” went viral on TikTok following its use in the “Dracotok” meme, which pairs the song with a deleted scene from a Harry Potter film. Check out Laurence’s TikTok post, wherein he transforms into a nerdy Harry Potter version of himself.
As the growling guitar and low, thudding piano in the verses are stacked up against Laurence’s impactful falsetto, the song embodies the confrontation of polar forces with the singer elevating the brightest moments to a decisive victory.”
The final track on Small Town Boy is legendary Dutch DJ/producer Armin van Buuren’s “Feel Something,” which features Laurence on vocals. Laurence wrote “Feel Something” in Los Angeles with Leland. Prior to the global pandemic, Laurence played the prestigious Pinkpop Festival and over 30 European headline shows.