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American Idol winner Nick Fradiani talks ‘I’ll Wait For You’ (Includes interview)

Regarding his new single, “I’ll Wait for You,” Fradiani said, “It’s the first song I put out since the last record. It’s very exciting, and it’s more organic sounding. We wrote it back in Connecticut, and it’s a really feel-good song. It’s a good end of summer song. I am happy that it’s the first single that will come out.”

This summer, Fradiani performed at the YMCA Boulton Center in Bay Shore, New York. “That was fun, and that was a good show. It’s a nice, cool and intimate venue, where I got to play a lot of the new songs.”

He revealed that he will be back in New York City on November 3 for yet another intimate show. This concert will be a tour stop on his “Where We Left Off” tour, which is in support of his forthcoming EP.

A proud moment for the Connecticut native was singing “The Downeaster Alexa” with Mike DelGuidice from the Billy Joel tribute band, Big Shot. “That was fun to sing, and I got to do it with Big Shot! Mike is such a great talent. He is awesome,” Fradiani said. “It was great to be able to play with him, and especially to sing that song.”

Digital transformation of music

On the impact of technology on the music business, Fradiani said, “It’s crazy! It has totally gone straight up just streaming heavy. I love it, since that’s what I do. You move to the way that it’s going, and it’s going towards streaming. I’m not obsessing over record sales anymore, it’s just getting the music to as many people, and hoping that the music turns them into a fan. I am a lot more confident with this record than anything else. I am really proud of this group of six songs. I can’t wait to get it out there. I want it in people’s hands.”

When asked how he uses technology in his daily routine, he said, “I am on my computer right now in front of me. In terms of Spotify, the more plays you get, the more listeners you have, and you can set up your tour dates through Spotify. The fans that have been listening to my music on Spotify will get an alert on their e-mail, and they can see when I am playing when I come to their area. It helps artists, especially independent artists. I am looking forward to everything, since I’m making the music that I want to make.”

To learn more about singer-songwriter Nick Fradiani, check out his official Facebook page, and website.

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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 16,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a five-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past two years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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