Niagara Falls-born multi-platinum, award winning entertainer Tim Hicks gets set to release his highly anticipated fourth studio album “New Tattoo” on June 22nd. The album’s first single, “LOUD”, is a thunderous track and has been streamed over 800,000 times to date.
“LOUD” was the #1 most added song at Canadian radio (all formats), its first week of release, proving that while the six-time GOLD certified Hicks may change things here and there, he’s telling fans that he’s plugged into their world. “We had a riot writing and recording ‘LOUD’, and I think it shows on the track,” shares Hicks. “It’s high energy, guitar driven, and begs to be played live, so I can’t wait to get out and perform it!”
For Hicks, one key ingredient for the new album was to get back into the studio and have a good time creating the hard-charging tunes that helped build his brand from day one. “I’m super-proud of my last couple of records, but I really wanted to make sure that fans and listeners could hear how much fun this album was to make,” says Hicks. “So one goal going in this time was to not get caught up in what I felt people would expect from me and just get down to making music my way – having a good time and recording great songs. This album is literally a ‘new tattoo’ and it’s going to live with me forever (like a tattoo), so it was important to be fully present in the studio and make some incredible musical memories.”
Building from local acclaim to becoming a nationally recognized name in Country music in Canada, poised for chart-topping success, Hicks currently boasts two PLATINUM selling singles, 6 GOLD singles and one GOLD album with his long-time label Open Road Recordings. The CCMA Award winner and three-time JUNO Award nominee has proven he has as much momentum as any artist in the business and is setting the bar high with the release of “New Tattoo”.