Capitol CMG Label Group has announced the signing of Nashville-based band The New Respects. Composed of three siblings: Zandy Fitzgerald, Lexi Fitzgerald, Darius Fitzgerald and their cousin Jasmine Mullen, the four-piece falls into a genre of their own, meshing rock & roll and pop with overlays of acoustic tones.
“We never thought we'd be signed to a record label, so when Capitol CMG Label approached us, we were shocked," the band said. "We were just four kids who liked playing music, and people started to listen. They listen to our ideas, our songs, our dreams and our hearts as we do our best to say something that's worth listening to. We are extremely thankful for the team that we get to work with and honored that they love us the way they do. It still feels like a dream some days, but we’re happy it's not."
Capitol CMG President Peter York said “Capitol CMG is excited and honored to have signed The New Respects to long term recording and songwriting agreements. They represent a rare and special combination of talents. Their music defies categorization and connects to the listener with raw emotion and authentic grooves that are original, yet familiar. They have a distinct place and voice in the never ending sea of new talent, but most importantly a contagious joy that seems to permeate all of their songs in fresh and compelling ways."
The New Respects will join GRAMMY winners Lecrae and Switchfoot on The Heartland Tour, hitting nine stops across the country, launching June 10 in Omaha, NE. On the same day, the band's first single "Hey!" will be available at all digital and streaming outlets.
“When you're first introduced to someone you say 'Hi,' 'Hello,' 'How are you' or something formal like that, but when you see family and friends you just say 'HEY!,' and that's how we wanted to introduce ourselves," The New Respects said of their debut single. "We're the best friends you didn't know you had, and you guys - the listeners - are the family we never dreamed we'd get to meet. This song is fun and happy, and we hope everyone who hears it feels good while listening."