George Perris, exciting, young international crossover pop crooner will release his debut English language album, Picture This, in North America, on May 27, 2014, through Destin Productions and distributed by RED/Sony Entertainment. Recorded in Los Angeles, New York, London, Prague, Montreal and Athens, the album showcases some of the world’s best talents coming together for one of the year’s most anticipated releases.
Picture This represents Perris’ first collaboration with a host of global producers, writers, arrangers and mixers including Mark Portmann (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera), Marco Marinangeli (Josh Groban, Il Divo), Simon Hale (Bjork, Tina Arena, Jamiroquai), and Michael “Smidi” Smith (Coldplay, Haim, Chris Young). This fresh approach to adult pop features the participation of The Prague Symphony Orchestra and includes 13 tracks, three of which are co-written by Perris. George’s uniquely powerful yet pure voice is the perfect instrument to interpret the genuine, emotion of his songs.
Perris was born in Athens to a Greek father and a French mother, and has performed around the world in some of the most prestigious concert halls. He previously released three albums in Greek (with Sony Music and Heaven Music) and one album in French (with Select Records), but the multi-lingual Perris believes music transcends all boundaries. “Music, for me, is like a beautiful rainbow with many colors…it knows no nationalities, no barriers, no frontiers. Because music has its own language, the language of love, of freedom, but above all, hope.”
The first, official single from the album is the classic, ”I Will Wait For You,” taken from the French musical, “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”, and written by Michel Legrand with lyrics by Jacques Demy and Norman GimbelR.
Also, Perris is engaged to a cause that is very important to him personally, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, an organization that offers scholarships to young students facing adversity. Perris acts as an International Ambassador for the organization, and recently performed in a live concert event at New York’s Lincoln Center in support of the Association. That one-hour concert will be broadcast May 29th on the Ovation Channel and then for three months as a Comcast Video on Demand Event from July 1 – September 30th, 2014.