Liverpool Pop Crooner BANNERS Releases Buoyant Single + Video “Name In Lights”
May 26, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Award-winning Liverpool pop crooner BANNERS shines on his upbeat and buoyant new single “Name In Lights,” about having relentless support for something or someone. Listen to the song HERE and watch the music video HERE.
“This song is like supporting a football team. Supporting your people and not asking for anything back from them. Just total belief. You’re gonna turn up when they’re doing their thing and you’re gonna be the last one clapping when they’re done,” shares BANNERS about the track.
Michael Nelson, aka BANNERS, was seven when he started his “musical apprenticeship.” He sang every day after school in one of the UK’s most well-known cathedrals, but it was a chance trip with his producer father to a studio in Toronto that proved life-changing for the musician. Shortly after, a demo CD he made found its way to Grammy-nominated producer Stephen Kozmeniuk. His first single shot straight to number one on the alternative radio charts in Canada, garnering 10 million Spotify streams overnight and an invite to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! BANNERS quickly became a household name in North America and Canada, with a viral TikTok moment for his song “Someone To You” earning over 1.5 billion streams. The song went Platinum and Gold in multiple countries and led to an appearance on American Idol. With his most recent EP, I Wish I Was Flawless, I’m Not and new music out later this year, Michael says he’s drawn on his own personal experience of the last few years. Many of the songs focus on the things that matter the most when times are tough – like close friends, family and love.