New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Cornerstone)
New Zealand born, British-raised singer-songwriter Daniel
Bedingfield has announced the release of Stop The Traffik - Secret Fear (Special Edition) set for release on July 22nd. Venturing out from his chart topping pop debut in 2003, Daniel
explores new territory to carve out his claim as the wild and diverse crooner he's always been.
The title of the EP references Stop The Traffik, an advocacy organization that fights human trafficking worldwide. Daniel
co-founded Stop The Traffik in 2006, and proceeds from the EP will be donated to the cause. For more information on Stop The Traffik visit https://www.stopthetraffik.org.
The new material, recorded on his M Box in bathtubs, state parks, parking lots, hotels and studios all over the world, draws from a sonic palette as vast as the planet itself. "The best expectation," Bedingfield warns, "is to have no expectations at all…Music has to be dangerous. You have to be mortally terrified of everyone hating it, or you're not doing the right thing. So I don't mind failure. What I do mind is being stuck in a cage for eight yeas."
Bedingfield's new material was first showcased in 2012 and moves between dance-floor bangers, R&B spiked funk, chilling piano ballads, effects-heavy electro and sunny island reggae, all with his distinctive melodic sense and arching romanticism.
set the Internet
ablaze with his directorial debut in October 2012 with the release of his video for "Secret Fear." The video has since been honored with a best music video nomination at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, top honors for best music video at the Miami Short Film Festival, the Vegas
Cine Fest, The Indie Fest and most recently the Special Jury Prize in the World Cinema Music
Video category at the Amsterdam Film Festival.
Bedingfield is best known for his Grammy-nominated 2003 hit "Gotta Get Thru This
" which shot him to stardom in the pop world, garnering him a BRIT Award, six U.K. Top 10 singles and over 4.5 million album sold worldwide. This new material not only reflects his broader spectrum of tastes but also reveals Bedingfield's resolve to control his own fate.