Roc Nation's best kept secret singer-songwriter Hugo Chakrabongse is ready to crash onto the scene with the release of his highly sought after debut album. Old Tyme Religion (due out May 10) is a refreshing and brilliant blend of rock, pop and soul with hip-hop influences. The England-born Thailan-bred musician introduces a new audience to multiple international influences, style and true soul through well-crafted lyrics and contemporary music.
Hugo Chakrabongse first gained recognition for penning "Disappear," a song from Beyoncé's 2008 multi-platinum selling album, I Am... Sasha Fierce. After being recruited onto Roc Nation, the "gangsta-rocker" released a country-style remix of Jay-Z's hit "99 Problems" as a token of respect to his new label boss. "I'm trying to make rock & roll in the age of hip-hop," Hugo affirms. "A complete thought in 3 minutes and 30 seconds, that's the challenge. A song is a planet with gravity and atmosphere and things living in it. An album is a solar system. All songs on this album are about two things; love and fear."
Hugo will embark on his first ever headlining tour set to kick off April 11 and will then join Augustana and The Maine on an 11-stop national tour beginning May 12 in Dallas, TX.