Submitted by Sandy Graham
Have you ever had a crush on someone you’ve admired from afar but figured that person would never give you the time of day? And then suddenly you realize that this special someone actually might be interested. An encounter, even a brief one, could make your romantic dreams come true. Wouldn’t that make you jump for joy?
Peter Foldy’s bouncy new reggae/pop single, “Jump Like This” celebrates just such a connection.
Check out “Jump Like This” on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N-A9A0l59w
Born in Hungary, Peter grew up in Australia but moved to Toronto with his family at the age of 17. While studying film at York University he also began writing and demoing some of his original songs. As luck would have it, a small independent label heard his tracks and signed Foldy to a record deal that saw his first single, “Bondi Junction” climb the Canadian charts, earning him two Juno Award nominations as well as considerable airplay in the USA.
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7kHEBnQyHUPG58CcALGQn1
Based on that success, Foldy was offered a major label deal with Capitol/EMI – Canada where two more top ten hits followed, both singles also showing up on US trade and radio charts.
After numerous tours and TV appearances another label came calling, this time to RCA Records in Los Angeles who signed Foldy and moved him to L.A. In the film capital of the world Peter’s interest in cinema was suddenly ignited. He put his music career on the back burner and began writing and directing feature films, eventually working with stars such as Paul Rudd, Beverly D’Angelo, Eugene Levy and Academy Award Winner, Louise Fletcher, among many others.
But old habits die hard. After the release of a best of Peter Foldy CD, he was surprised to realize that he still had a fan base. That inspired him to revisit his music career. He began writing and recording again and in recent years he has released a 10 track CD entitled “Nine Lives” as well as a string of catchy pop singles including “Toxic World,” “Friend-Zone,” ”This Christmas” and his most recent track, “Jump Like This.”
Written by Foldy, “Jump Like This” was recorded at Melrose Recorders in Los Angeles and produced by John Zych, David Williams and Peter Foldy. It is released everywhere by Bronte Road Music, distributed by The Orchard/Sony Music.