Rolling With Loick Essien: Week 2
Hey guys! I hope you all had a good weekend. It's been a craaazy week since I wrote to you last week, I've literally been all over the place…
Highlight of the week has got to be going to the 'Black Ball' event at the Roundhouse to see Alicia Keys. She was incredible and there were so many people there, it was a really positive evening. I totally missed my chance to get to say hello to her, though. What a fool! There were loads of familiar faces in there, such as Tinie Tempah and Wretch 32. Swizz Beatz was also there, I’m a huge fan of his work so it was great to hook up with him.
I've now got my full band sorted for my live dates! As you know, I'm supporting Alexis Jordan at the end of the month. I'm going to be in London, Birmingham and Manchester, so please do come down and support me – I want to see #TeamEssien representing! I've also been spending long hours in rehearsals for this and my iTunes date, where I’ll be supporting The Script. It's crazy to think that I'm gonna be on the same bill as such a successful band as them, because they’re a band that I really appreciate and enjoy listening to. That night is going to be a real moment for me. I don't want to give too much away, so you'll just have to all come and see it to experience the full live performance.
Aside from that, I've been in and out of my label doing lots of promo, recording live sessions and catching up with the team over there. I had a sick styling meeting this week – with a stylist that has worked with David Beckham and Chris Brown – which was a lot of fun! I came out with some great new stuff and I'm going to be looking sharp when you all see me next.
I'm off on a school tour later on this week as well, so I'm all over the country meeting new fans and playing my music to new ears. It’s going to be another hectic and mental week, but I wouldn't have it any other way. My single release seems to be creeping up on me, but it's all feeling really good. I’m excited, to say the least. So, until next time, check me out on Twitter and Facebook, stay sharp and I’ll catch y’all soon!
Oh, I nearly forgot! You can now pre-order my new single, 'How We Roll', by clicking: H E R E