Sunday, March 8, 2015

And the album title is...

You’ve all heard my new single “You and I”. Every day I receive many messages from fans asking about the new album. We’re still working on some final details, but you’re my unconditional support of every day and I feel like I should share things with you.

That’s why now I communicate: the title of my new record is “Eclipse”. The title refers to one of my favorite songs on the album. I felt another person during the recording of it, somehow I’ve felt touched because the lyrics are beautiful and it was written by me at a delicate time of my life last year. That’s why I decided to choose that one.

I will also say that the album DOES NOT have a huge list of collaborators, as some are saying. And there are no executive producers beyond myself. I’ve produced all my songs and I had a little help from my father. This album is mine, FULLY mine. Nobody interfered and no one can interfere on it.

For now, that’s all I can say in advance. But I assure you all that the album comes out before June. You have waited for almost two years. What are a few more months? I want the best just for you!

Spoo

Monday, December 22, 2014

Spooping Ray announces “You and I” as the first single from her 5th album

The American singer Spooping Ray announced on this Monday, Dec 22, the title of her new single from the 5th studio album.

According to a press release, “You and I” will be available for pre-sale at 11:59 p.m. on December 25. The official release takes place on January 5.

The 5th studio album from the singer, still untitled, will also mark the return of Spooping to the music industry. The latest promotional song, “Get Loud!”, was released on June 5 last year. The single is part of the 4th studio album, “DNA”, released in April 2013.

The new studio album will be released with Spooping Ray’s label “Recovery Records”.

And the new single is...

The moment you’ve been waiting for, finally arrived!

You and I” is the first single from my 5th album which will be released next year. You can buy it on pre-sale at 11:59 pm December 25th, on iTunes. The song will be available for everyone on January 5th.

Guys, I’m so excited, I can’t even explain it. I want you to know that your support through this year, during the last months, it was crucial for me to keep working on this new record, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it and producing it.

You and I” was produced by me, with the help of my teacher: my father. Stay tuned for further information!

Spoo

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The beginning of the new book

Yes, this is the beginning of my new book. After nearly a year of hard work on my new album, I can finally do some things for you. Few things, but it’s a start for 2015, which will be a great year for me and for my fans.

What I want to communicate is quite simple: on December 22, I will announce here on my blog, the title of my first single and the release date. I’m so excited to do this! You can’t even imagine!

Now, I want to clarify some rumors: no, I won’t go on tour in January. There’s not the slightest possibility of that happening. Beginning in January, I start publicizing my single and subsequently, the disclosure of my album. We’re still arguing about tour, we don’t know if it will happen – and I hope it does. And if it is confirmed, the tour will occur only at the end of 2015, when the album is already released. Ok?

No, the title of my new album IS NOT “On the Ground”. That’s a lie. I haven’t even decided yet which title the album will have. Don’t believe what people post on the internet, anyone can do this. When I have the title and the time is right, you will hear it from me first, on this blog.

And no: we haven’t decided the release date of the album. We only have the date of the first single. Next week, we will hold a meeting to decide the last release details. So calm down. The album will come out in 2015, that I can assure you.

There are many rumors, but I made a point of clarifying these questions again, to not let my fans hopeful with the lies that the media likes to post about me.

Spoo

Saturday, October 25, 2014

“I’m happy where I am”, Spooping Ray talks about her life, new album and new projects

Spooping Ray began her career in 2010. At the age of 20, she has released four albums and is preparing to release the 5th one next year. In addition, she already owns her own record label and is in search of new voices to throw into the world. Born in Tennessee, Spooping now lives in New York City, in an apartment overlooking Central Park, by herself. In this exclusive interview, the up-and-coming artist talks about her upcoming projects and new songs, personal life and a little more.

For five years, you had a contract with Free Sounds Records. And have released four albums with this label. Why did you decide to leave?
“I’ve met amazing people at Free Sounds. I grew up as an artist and as a person inside that record label, in positive and negative sides. But I’ve been chased by various people, suffered many humiliations in their hands. I can say that I’ve lived a war during a time of each of the years I was there, when it was time to release a new album. I had some participation in my four records, more precisely with ‘DNA’, but I had no freedom. I couldn’t write my own songs. I had no funding to publicize my albums. Everything was very minimal because some executives, not all of them, didn’t have faith in my potential. In 2012, I talked to my dad about opening my own label. I could do it and I did it. I was in search of my freedom and, especially, to find myself as an artist and as a person, this time for good. Really good. Now I can do that. I’m in a better position now. I can breathe better. I’m happy where I am.”

Which obstacles you encountered on releasing your albums? Some of them, in particular, gave you a headache?
“I love all my albums. But they all gave me a headache. A single video was available online until December 31, 2013, which was ‘Postcard’, my first single. The Free Sounds removed the youtube video when my contract was up. I recorded videos for all my singles, but they never made it into the hands of anyone outside of the label. The worst of it is that I don’t have any rights over them, now that I’m out of there. That always made me very upset. The video is one of the main and most important ways to publicize your work and they took it from me. And still required me to succeed in sales, and it never happened.”

What about the world tours? You’ve done four, for all your albums. Did they finance the needed money?
“You must understand that Free Sounds only financed the recording of my four albums, their arrival in stores, and the recording of videos that have never been disclosed. Any other work of dissemination in addition to these, was out of my pocket. I managed to make my first world tour because I asked for a bank loan. With the money raised, I’ve managed to repay the loan and then, I could pay my second tour too. And so it was going. All my tours were financed by me and by my family. The Free Sounds never had anything to do with it. It was hard, because they needed to support me. Except they weren’t letting even the sponsors invest in me. This period was unbelievable and I did what I could.”

You were involved in a major scandal in France, when a tabloid radio accused you of trying to be Demi Lovato. You said, at the time, you suffered a lot because of this. Does these things still happen?
“Fortunately, no. This time in France was during my ‘Running’ tour, and I was absolutely stumped. The radio made the charges and some people on the street accused me of being false, ridiculous and disgusting. I was fighting my own demons and that was a very difficult thing for me. I’ve sued the radio and I won the cause. After that, I never saw France with the same eyes. I love my French fans, I really do. But these people of bad character affected me in a way that I can’t even describe.”

Have you ever been to a rehab clinic again? Many people speculated that during this year, since you’ve been gone from social networks.
“I always visit the clinic where I was hospitalized, to give support to people who are there. I always do this. But I never had to lock myself in there, thank God that wasn’t needed anymore. I had a doctor with me for more than a year, and it was a difficult and complicated struggle. But I managed to win it. Now, I fight so that others have the same happy ending.”

What put you in rehab? The same problems still persist and you decided to ignore them, or no longer exist?
“I was exhausted. It was my first war on Free Sounds and my family, my uncles, my cousins, were behaving strangely. I needed their support and they pretty much were slamming the door in my face. With that, I started doing some things to myself. I was carrying a blade in my purse. And vomiting after every meal. One day, I left my house to go to the baptism of my cousin. I was in LA, and I went to NYC. There, I was unwelcome. So I had a nervous breakdown. Nowadays, I’m more focused on myself. I love what I do and I want to grow up with that. Sometimes, I am faced with family situations that make me quite upset. But I try to overlook it. They can’t hurt me like before.”

Now, you’re living in NYC for almost a year. Do you have a boyfriend? How’s your life here?
“I don’t have a boyfriend and for the time being, I want to stay single. I’m in a period of transition in my career, which must only end when my new album is released. I’m thinking of myself. And I’m loving living in NYC. It’s considerably a noisier city, but I love it here. A lot of diversity, many places to visit. I made a few friends and I’m in a place that makes me comfortable. I miss my house in LA, my old bed. But I’m happy right now and that’s all that matters to me.”

You commented on twitter that your new album is Latin pop. Some fans protested. What do you have to say about it?
“I can say that if you don’t like latin pop, your opinion will change the moment you hear my new album. Because this is actually happening. All songs are unlike anything I’ve ever done. First, the melody: which’s wonderful and engaging. And second, because these songs are entirely mine. It’s my truth. No one’s saying what I should say to my fans. And final point: I will be sad if my fans reject my album, yes. But I’m happy with my work, I’m proud in a way that I didn’t get with the previous four ones, and that’s a big thing. I’m sure everyone will enjoy what I’m presenting soon.”

The new album features collaborations with other artists?
“Indirectly, yes. I recorded the album in NYC and brought some producers from Mexico, like Daniel Betancourt and a few others. They helped me in the composition of melody, to make a Latin thing anyway. But there are no other people present in the songs besides myself. I’ve produced the album all by myself, with the help of my father and Daniel. It’s my thing, my will.”

Tell us something about the songs.
“For me, they are amazing. Love experiences, and love yourself. My album is like a powerful woman. At the same time that laments a lost love, a disappointment love; this woman could put some heels and rock the night. It has a feminine strength that everyone will enjoy, even the boys. I can’t give too many details right now because it’s still early. But soon, everyone will be able to learn more about my new album.”

Do you already have a release date for the first single and the album?
“I’m still deciding. But I will do my best to release the first single in January, I can guarantee you that. As for the album, I was thinking of releasing it between March and July, but there’s still a lot to discuss about that.”

Will we have a new world tour?
“We will have a tour, I just don’t know if it’s going to be worldwide. I would like to start the shows in September of next year, but also there’s nothing decided.”

How do you plan to do the album around the world, then?
“In fact, we have a sure thing in relation to disclosure. We will select some countries, where I’ll be hosting a listening party. At this party, some fans will be drawn a few days before the official release of the album, to hear it and rate it for me, and for the other fans around the world. We’re definitely going to do that. However, as you might expect, we don’t know what countries and cities we’ll be doing this. Only time will tell.”

What it’s like to have your own label?
“It’s wonderful, but at the same time extremely tiring. In the recent months, I started my label with the title ‘Recovery Records’. I didn’t have time to search for new voices to throw into the world. Now, before the start of publicizing my new album, I want to do a quick search. Next year, after the release of my single, my album, I’d like to have the pleasure to say that any person, who will be a success, was discovered by me. This is one of my dreams as a person.”

What do you like to watch on TV?
“I have three favorite shows in the world. Two of them are already finished: ‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘One Tree Hill’. Currently, I haven’t missed a single episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. I’m watching season 9 again on my DVD, and I’m following the season 11 by ABC as well. I watch other shows when I have time, but none of them hold a candle to the three I mentioned.”

If I open your library of songs, what will I find?
“I’ve been listening to the new Ariana Grande’s album. It’s wonderful, and I identified a lot with him. From the latest releases, I really enjoyed the posthumous Michael Jackson’s album. There are also new songs from Nick Jonas, since I’m completely addicted to ‘Jealous’. And also Taylor Swift! I love her, I really do. ‘Shake it Off’ and ‘Out of the Woods’ are both amazing, and I can’t wait to hear the full album next week.”

What can we find on your bookshelf?
“I haven’t had much time to read this year, so you won’t find new things. However, I bought and read ‘The Maze Runner’ before the release of the film, which was amazing. One of the best readings I’ve ever done. As I am a big fan of ‘Harry Potter’, you will find two complete collections of books, and another that is incomplete. I love the ‘Hunger Games’, so I got the three books too. If you tweak to the bottom shelf, you will find the ‘Twilight’ Saga. But I liked only the first book, and bought the others out of curiosity to see how the story would end. I didn’t like any of them. Breaking Dawn is so boring, I’ve never finalized it.”

And what about your collection of movies and series?
“So you know I’m a collector, right? I still don’t have much. I bought all the seasons of ‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘One Tree Hill’. From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, I have 9 seasons. I don’t know if the 10th season is already in stores, but I need to purchase it. I also have four seasons of ‘The Vampire Diaries’, but the series is good only until the third. I have many movies too.”

Would you like to live in another country?
“As I said before, I’m happy where I am in NYC. I’m in a good moment of my life. A moment of transition that is extremely important for my career, so for now I’ll stay here. But yes. I imagine that when I’m older, I want to live in an inner city of the UK, because I think it’s so sweet! Love their accent! But I would love to live in the American suburbs, preferably something like Wisteria Lane from ‘Desperate Housewives’. Earlier this month, I checked in an apartment overlooking the beach, in Cancun, for vacation. Next year, I want to buy a new apartment in Rio de Janeiro, which is a lovely city. Then, on a permanent basis, I get in NYC. But I have many housing options.”

Let's keep the conversation a little more serious now. Tell me, have you ever used drugs? What is your position on this matter?
“If I say I have never used drugs, I would be lying. As I am in a transition period, I feel free now and I owe the truth to my fans. During my dark period, I made use of narcotics. My family knows it and I dealt with it in rehab. Today, I’m totally clean. So it’s a complicated issue. I do not support the use of drugs, like cocaine or something more powerful, because it can ruin your life. It almost ended mine. It’s a path that has a comeback, but it’s very hard to get out. So I say to my fans: do not follow this path. Are you having a problem? Get help from your parents, or your friends. But ask for help! Do not think drugs will alleviate your problems, because it’s quite the contrary. They will increase and you won’t endure it.”

There was a time, early in your career, that you were a victim of an online scandal involving homosexuals. Some people said that you were homophobic. What can you tell us about that?
“They’re wrong. I am in favor of equal marriage. I am in favor of the gay cause and everyone who says otherwise is lying. I have gay fans, I have gay friends. I even have a gay cousin. And I love them. They are pure, attentive, they don’t leave you and only seek happiness like the rest of us. The problem is that their path is already full of obstacles because of the homophobic ones. I defend them and the cause to the end.”

Now, finally, I’m going to say a word and you will answer me whatever comes into your head.

A dream: making a difference.
A song: Who I Am, Nick Jonas.
A quality: I am loyal.
A defect: I’m jealous with my material goods.
One love: my family. God.
Favorite book: the Harry Potter series.
Favorite food: Pasta.
Favorite movie: Titanic.
A place: my bed.
A trip: all my tours.
One sentence: happiness can be found even in the darkest hours, if you remember to turn on the light.

Spooping, a kiss for you! It was great chatting with you and understanding more about your projects and your life. I hope to repeat that very soon.
“I appreciate that. To my fans: stand by. New things coming right up.”

Friday, April 11, 2014

DNA TOUR

The “DNA” is the fourth concert tour by American recording artist, Spooping Ray. Supporting her fourth studio album, “DNA”, the tour played 66 concerts in the world. Spooping tried to strike, once again, a new deal with her label to release a DVD with the complete concert and backstage footage, but no agreement was reached.

Associated album
“DNA”
Start date
September 28, 2013
End date
February 20, 2014

66 TOTAL CONCERTS

SETLIST

1.      Climbing
2.      You’ve Hurt Me
3.      Worth It
4.      Blow Me Away
5.      It’s Over
6.      DNA
7.      Diamonds
8.      Stuck on Repeat
9.      You Stole My Heart
10.   Get Loud!
11.   Never Been Hurt / Neon Lights
12.   Everything to Me
13.   Wonderful Things
14.   Not the Right Day
15.   Sticky Dough
16.   Slow Down / Forget Forever
17.   Tonight Forever
18.   Running
19.   We Can’t Stop / #GETITRIGHT
20.   Murder
21.   Falling for You
22.   Around the World

TOUR DATES

Date
City
Country
Venue
September 28, 2013
Los Angeles
United States
Staples Center
September 29, 2013
Portland
United States
Rose Garden Arena
October 1, 2013
Phoenix
United States
US Airways Center
October 3, 2013
Las Vegas
United States
MGM Grand G. Arena
October 5, 2013
Dallas
United States
American Airlines Center
October 6, 2013
Houston
United States
Toyota Center
October 8, 2013
St. Louis
United States
Scottrade Center
October 10, 2013
Kansas City
United States
Sprint Center
October 12, 2013
Chicago
United States
United Center
October 13, 2013
Filadélfia
United States
Wells Fargo Center
October 15, 2013
Nova York
United States
United Palace
October 17, 2013
Washington
United States
Verizon Center
October 19, 2013
Boston
United States
TD Garden
October 22, 2013
Nashville
United States
Bridgestone Arena
October 23, 2013
Atlanta
United States
Philips Arena
October 25, 2013
Miami
United States
American Airlines Arena
October 29, 2013
Vancouver
Canada
Rogers Arena
October 31, 2013
Toronto
Canada
Air Canada Centre
November 2, 2013
Montreal
Canada
Bell Centre
November 5, 2013
Hamilton
Canada
Copps Coliseum
November 8, 2013
Sofia
Bulgaria
Armeets Arena
November 10, 2013
Bucareste
Romania
Piata Constitutiei
November 13, 2013
Viena
Áustria
Wiener Stadthalle
November 15, 2013
Estocolmo
Sweden
Ericsson Globe
November 17, 2013
Copenhague
Denmark
Estádio Parken
November 19, 2013
Colonia
Germany
Lanxess Arena
November 21, 2013
Berlim
Germany
O2 World
November 23, 2013
Hannover
Germany
TUI Arena
November 26, 2013
Manchester
United Kingdom
Manchester Arena
November 28, 2013
Londres
United Kingdom
Wembley Arena
November 30, 2013
Dublin
Ireland
Aviva Stadium
December 3, 2013
Paris
France
Stade de France
December 4, 2013
Nice
France
Palais Nikaia
December 6, 2013
Zurique
Switzerland
Hallenstadion
December 9, 2013
Antuérpia
Belgium
Sportpaleis
December 11, 2013
Milão
Italy
Mediolanum Forum
December 13, 2013
Barcelona
Spain
Palau Sant Jordi
December 25, 2013
Madri
Spain
Palacio de Deportes
December 18, 2013
Sydney
Australia
Allphones Arena
December 19, 2013
Melbourne
Australia
Rod Laver Arena
December 21, 2013
Tóquio
Japan
Saitama Super Arena
December 22, 2013
Yokohama
Japan
The Arena of Yoko. Hall
January 3, 2014
Mexico City
Mexico
Foro Sol
January 4, 2014
Monterrey
Mexico
Arena Monterrey
January 6, 2014
Guadalajara
Mexico
Estadio Trez de Marzo
January 8, 2014
San Juan
Puerto Rico
Coliseo de Porto Rico
January 10, 2014
San José
Costa Rica
Estádio Nacional da CR
January 12, 2014
Bogotá
Colombia
Estádio El Campín
January 14, 2014
Porto Alegre
Brazil
Estac. da FIERGS
January 16, 2014
Fortaleza
Brazil
Estádio do Castelão
January 18, 2014
Salvador
Brazil
Groove Arena
January 21, 2014
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
Citibank Hall
January 23, 2014
São Paulo
Brazil
Credicard Hall
January 25, 2014
Caracas
Venezuela
Simon Bolivar Univ.
January 26, 2014
Santiago
Chile
E. Nacional Júlio M. P.
January 28, 2014
Santa Cruz
Bolivia
Estadio Tahuichi Aguilera
January 30, 2014
Lima
Peru
Estádio San Marcos
January 31, 2014
Assunção
Paraguay
Jockey Club
February 2, 2014
Buenos Aires
Argentina
Estádio Monumental N.
February 4, 2014
Cordoba
Argentina
Personal Fest Carlos Paz
February 6, 2014
Montevideo
Uruguay
Yacht Club
February 8, 2014
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Paso Cayala
February 12, 2014
Joanesburgo
South Africa
Estádio FNB
February 15, 2014
Cabo City
South Africa
Estadio Cidade do Cabo
February 18, 2014
Oslo
Norway
Telenor Arena
February 20, 2014
Moscou
Russia
Olimpski Arena