Institute Alumni Loick Essien Releases First Single With Sony Music

Institute of Contemporary Music Performance alumni Loick Essien released his single ‘Love Drunk’ from his debut album with Sony Music on 12th September.  A scholarship winner on the Institute’s vocal Higher Diploma, Loick firmly made his mark while studying, participating in showcases and gigs and gaining industry attention, before signing with Sony Music.

Loick worked on the single with producer of the moment, Labrinth, who has hit the scene with credits on Tinie Tempah’s #1 hit ‘Pass Out’.  Loick’s vocals have also appeared alongside Chipmunk’s on ‘Beast’ and most recently provided the choral hook for Bashy’s ‘When The Sky Falls’, the theme for upcoming gritty UK flick ‘Shank’.  The single ‘Love Drunk’ is out now with his debut album to be released later this year.

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About the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance:

The Institute is widely recognised as one of Europe’s leading schools of modern music. Established almost a quarter of a century ago, the Institute has been developing and delivering cutting-edge courses to students of contemporary music for longer than any other UK-based school. Originally known as the Guitar Institute and Basstech, the school has built its reputation on providing world class teaching using the very best teachers and state-of-the-art facilities.  It now offers a range of professional courses including a 3-year Degree (BMus), a 2-year Foundation Degree, a fully-funded 1-year Diploma, a specialist 1-year Higher Diploma, a Professional Diploma in Songwriting plus a wide portfolio of part-time courses designed to meet a variety of training needs for guitarists, bass players, drummers, vocalists and songwriters. Past or present Institute students can be found everywhere, touring with the likes of Moby and The Noisettes, playing with bands like Radiohead and  Babyshambles and artists like Eric Clapton and Kylie Minogue, and also working as teachers all over the world.


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