Emerging pop singer Simon Curtis knows exactly what he wants. His goal is to become the next male pop superstar and conquer the world with his music. He is already well on his way to accomplishing that dream. He independently released "8Bit Heart," a larger than life concept album that has already been downloaded more than 200,000 times on his web site over the last 2 weeks. That's an incredibly impressive accomplishment that would warrant a top position in the Billboard album chart.
It should come as no big surprise though. His music is a chart-savvy brew of pop and electro that is an unapologetic nod to Britney Spears, N'Sync, Darren Hayes, producer Max Martin and other great guilty-pleasure pop that ruled the late 90's.
With the help of Twitter and other social media, Curtis has single-handedly stirred up a grassroots movement of fans who have helped him to promote the free download of "8Bit Heart." Lady Gaga has been taking notice, Frankmusik has reached out and Adam Lambert has invited Curtis to write for him.
In my video chat with the singer, Curtis makes it clear that this is only the beginning. All he is looking for now is a major label to gear up the marketing machine needed to take him to the next level of notoriety. I respect Curtis' honesty about his ambitions, plus he is such a cool and humble guy who is just doing what he loves and chasing his dream. That in itself is inspiring.