UNDERCOVER proves it has the Lovin’ Touch, ushering in updated freestyle era with NEW self-titled album featuring smash single “Your Lovin’ Touch”
“As independent artists, you can’t just release a song like Lady GaGa does and have it go straight up the charts,” explains Greg Scarnici of Undercover, a nu-disco and house act from Brooklyn, New York. Their new single “Your Lovin’ Touch” releases to major music retailers this month along with their self-titled album. “You really need to work a single and get it out there.”
“Your Lovin’ Touch” just started building momentum recently and we’re riding it,” continues Joe Thompson, the other half of the two-member group. “It’s been steadily working its way into blogs, podcasts and onto major club DJ set lists. We realized it was up to us to start actively pushing the song out there to make sure it gets all the attention it deserves.”
Undercover is made up of out-artists Greg Scarnici and Joe Thompson. The pair met five years ago when Scarnici, a comedic writer who works a day job at Saturday Night Live and recently wrote and directed a gay club scene in an episode of 30 Rock, was looking for someone to record vocals on some comedic songs he was producing. He hired Thompson, and after hearing his voice, realized they could create serious dance music together.
“We decided from the start that we would not try to fit in with any particular trend or sound currently on the radio,” remembers Scarnici. They set out to make music that they wanted to hear: a mix of disco, house and soul, influenced by NYC’s freestyle movement in the 80′s and the grooves of early 90′s house. It is music the men fondly remember playing during block parties in Canarsie, on WBLS’ Mix at Six, and at clubs like Tunnel and Palladium.
Both men are adamant about being true to themselves and making music from their hearts and souls that connect with people on a human level. However, they admit being out artists hasn’t made selling records any easier.
“Being out has made things a lot harder,” Scarnici continues. “I have been in pitch meetings when the first thing out of a producer’s mouth is, “Just so you know, we don’t want anything gay.”
“Ninety percent of the world is heterosexual, and probably do not share our musical sensibilities and style,” agrees Thompson.
However, remaining positive and looking on the brighter side of things is also important to both men. “We each strive to lead positive, uplifting lives,” says Thompson. “It’s why Inner Space is probably my favorite song on the album. It is our most intimate song and so uplifting.”
Undercover’s new single “Your Loving Touch” releases to i-Tunes and major music retailers this month along with their self-titled album.