Nashville-based producer Mark Siegel has been having a major year despite the global circumstances and the nationwide lock down that has placed the music industry into a frenzy. While many areas of the industry have come to a screeching halt, Mark has kept engaged, reinventing the ways that he records his artist’s projects.
Siegel has had a growing popularity amongst artists and music professionals in Nashville and Los Angeles these past few years, and is full speed ahead into the prime of his creative shape both as a songwriter/producer and artist manager focused on assisting creatives with their sound and branding.
This past week, two of his artists, Jackie Castro and Jacob Whitesides both released their latest singles of which Mark produced in the midst of the lock down. Two of just several songs releasing this fall that have all been finished remotely at his studio in Nashville, TN.
Jackie Castro’s “Luckiest” is a single that both Jackie and Mark wrote two years ago, and only recently decided to release.
“While most of the elements of the production were already in place, we had to get creative in order to finish up the recording process remotely with a handful of musicians recording parts from their homes” Siegel stated. It is by far one of the most beautiful pop ballads on the market right now and its story is just as powerful as the production itself.
Jacob Whitesides’ “Hold Me Down” is another quarantine bound production that Siegel had a hand in. “We played this song several times on tour in 2017” said Siegel. “Jacob saw how engaged the fan reaction was that he knew he needed to put it out some time this year for his fans, regardless of the pandemic”. Sure enough, Jacob delivered for his fans, and the song accumulated over 40,000 streams in its first 24 hours on Spotify.
Have a listen for yourself to these two major drops that will undoubtedly take the world of pop by storm this month. Just the first of many pandemic-born productions that Siegel has found creative ways to finish.