Mumbai: Warner Bros. Records has signed singer-songwriter Jason Reeves for a recording deal. It will pick up distribution of the 23-year-old Iowa City native’s digital debut album, The Magnificent Adventures of Heartache. The label will make a physical CD of the album widely available at retail for the first time.
Reeves has already made a splash with Magnificent Adventures, which has sold briskly since he released it himself by posting the tracks on his MySpace page in August 2007. Reeves’ songs of love, hope, heartbreak, and renewal propelled him to become the No. 1 MySpace Folk artist (unsigned) for 9 months and made him a fixture in the Top 5 Acoustic (unsigned) and Top 20 Overall (unsigned) categories.
In addition, Reeves was named one of the Top Indie Singer-Songwriters of 2007 by iTunes, which also dubbed Magnificent Adventure one of its Top Folk Albums of 2007, giving it a five-star review after it debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes Folk chart.
Many fans will already be familiar with Reeves through his song writing collaborations with breakthrough singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, the first person Reeves met after he relocated to Los Angeles in March 2005, to pursue his song-writing career. Reeves co-wrote 10 tracks on Caillat’s platinum debut album Coco, including the smash hit singles Bubbly and Realize, the latter of which he also sings on, and its upcoming single The Little Things. Reeves has also had his songs featured on the television shows One Tree Hill and A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila.
On 5 August, an updated version of Magnificent Adventure will be released digitally to all participating online retailers and will feature new mixes of four songs, as well as a re-recorded version of Gasoline.
Reeves will launch a U.S. tour beginning with a special benefit show in his hometown of Iowa City on 1 July (his 24th birthday) and continue touring through the end of the month. Reeves will donate all proceeds from the show to the Red Cross to benefit victims of the recent Iowa floods and encourages fans to donate and participate in a very worthy cause.