Miel de Botton releases ‘Come On Baby’, the fourth and final single from her debut album ‘Magnetic’. ‘Come On Baby’ looks set to give Miel her third club hit and is destined to be the soundtrack of many summer holidays this year. Written by Miel and produced by Andy Wright (Simply Red, Eurythmics, Jeff Beck, Simple Minds) ‘Come On Baby’ is a vibrant plea for closeness issued to a reluctant boyfriend. The remix by Morten Schjolin is an upbeat version that makes you want to get up and dance.
Known for performing uplifting and inspiring songs, in both French and English, Miel is an artist who truly sings from the heart. Her “joie de vivre” and generous spirit have captivated audiences at her headline shows in London and on high profile tours supporting both pop and classical singers. The summer will also see Miel making her first festival appearances when she plays at Camp Bestival (July 31st) and Carfest South (August 27th).
On record and on stage, Miel breathes new life into the cherished chansons of her youth growing up in Switzerland, as well as a selection of original songs in English and French, to form the soundtrack of her life. A writer of deeply personal songs, Miel is also a passionate believer in the healing power of music and recently performed a very special fundraising concert for the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.
It has been an extraordinary and wonderful time for Miel. Having endured some difficult times in her family life, and searching for fulfilment, Miel took a giant step into the unknown and embarked on a music career recording her debut album ‘Magnetic’ with Andy Wright.
Last year Miel launched the album in the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, featuring her band, a string quartet, Rambert dancers and an immersive light show. Intimate, sold-out concerts at Crazy Coqs, The Pheasantry and Dean St Jazz Club saw Miel flourishing in the spotlight. Supporting both John Barrowman and Rhydian Roberts on their UK tours gave Miel and her band the opportunity to perform for much larger audiences around the country, an experience that she embraced: “What a privilege to tour with such talented artists! And what a fantastic experience to perform in front of such large audiences who were so warm and receptive.”
Looking back, Miel describes the past year as “a truly magical, incredible year where dreams have come true and all the hard work really has paid off and has turned into joy.” As well as fulfilling her own dreams, Miel’s generous spirit sees her supporting other artists and causes. Close to her heart is the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, a joint Israeli-Palestinian choir who, through music and dialogue, work together for peace in their community and beyond. Miel sang with the choir at The Aldwych Theatre and continues to support them. ‘Magnetic’ includes ‘Birds Without Borders’, a song written by Miel for the RSPB’s campaign of the same name, which aims to tackle the problem of birds being killed illegally each year as they migrate across the Mediterranean. In recognition of her philanthropic work, Miel received an honorary PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science, whose areas of research include alternative energy sources, treatments for cancer and solutions to world hunger.