"When the road is long, when you're feeling low, with every breath, don't forget how far you've come." These are the lyrics from rising pop/rock artist Mikey Wax's new single HELIUM. "The song was written during a challenging time, when someone very close to me was battling cancer," Wax says. "It was eye opening how fragile we can be, while at the same time resilient. I think we all have people in our lives who we will be there for no matter what the situation."
The brand new uplifting single is already resonating, with immediate national airplay on SiriusXM Pulse, a feature in the new Hollister commercial, a placement in an ABC TV promo for the ABC app, and a feature in YouTube sensation DevinSupertramp's "Best Year Ever" viral video.
"Helium", while undeniably catchy and distinctly memorable, will be following a tough act, as Wax's prior single "You Lift Me Up" attained over 8 million Spotify streams and was placed in a Keeping Up With Kardashians promo commercial (Season 10) . "You Lift Me Up" then made its way into 50 NBA games on FOX Sports, MTV's Real World, and the NCAA March Madness on TBS. His other single "Only One" also received nation-wide radio airplay on SiriusXM's The Pulse, while his marriage equality anthem "Love Always Wins" was featured in the promo commercial for the highly anticipated E! TV series "I Am Cait" starring Caitlyn Jenner.
But Wax is more determined than ever. He just signed an exciting worldwide co-publishing deal with PEN Music Group, and has grown his social media fanbase to over 800,000 followers. His piano chops & smooth vocals have already been heard on numerous tours including shows supporting Parachute, Rachel Platten, Jon McLaughlin, Matt Wertz, Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton and Andy Grammer, to name a few. And when he's not playing in front of a few hundred people at a nightclub, Mikey plays intimate house concerts right in his fans own living room. He has completed dozens of exclusive house concerts, allowing his fans to connect to his music in an unforgettable way.
With the buzz continuing to grow, Mikey has been recognized by iHeart Radio as an "Artist To Watch", while KSL.com says Mikey "is one of the most promising rock/pop singer-songwriters out right now". The Billboard Heatseekers charting artist has been featured on many outlets including the Ryan Seacrest homepage, YouTube homepage where he garnered 500,000 views overnight, Huffington Post, USA Today, AOL Build, and RantLifeStyle, who says Mikey is a musician you may have "never heard of who deserves a grammy", calling him a "piano prodigy" and "social media phenomenon". You could have already caught his music in the latest United Airlines ad, So You Think You Can Dance, ABC Family's Switched At Birth & Pretty Litttle Liars, or on the mobile app Sing! Karaoke by Smule (where he sings along with his 195,000 app followers), but if not, be sure to catch him on tour.