Nashville, TN (May 20, 2014) - As summer sails in, Mike Aiken will celebrate the premiere of the video for his recently released single, "Put a Sail on It." This lighthearted track is not just another summer song but holds some advice we should all take seriously. It is a way of life, a way to let go of your troubles and start new every day. "Relaxing and reggae-fied," says Robert Oermann, Music Row. According to Aiken, "It's a matter of choices and attitude. We all have our loads to carry but may I suggest... 'put a sail on' them and they can fade like the setting of the sun."
The video will premiere at a special event on Sunday, May 25th at 9 pm in Key West, where most of the footage was taken. Aiken comments, "It was amazing really how things just fell in place. Our storyboard included assorted characters. We wanted locals, the characters who've gravitated to the islands on their own because they got how to 'put a sail on it'. All of the cast just appeared at the right time, in the right place. The 'old man' wasn't just some dude. Off camera he related his five stages of a successful life. These were so dead-on they'll probably end up in a song one day."
The worldwide debut of "Put a Sail on It" kicks off a summer long contest in which Aiken is asking fans to share how they "put a sail on it" by submitting their photos. Fan photos will be entered into a contest for prizes and considered for use in a follow-up video. Show us what you can put a sail on. Submit your photos at MikeAikenMusic.com.
Everyone is invited but fans who can't make it to Key West can join the party on MikeAikenMusic.com, where the action will be streaming live. The party will feature a live performance by Aiken, giveaways and the premiere of the video, which will be projected on a sail (of course!), built by Mack Sails. Mike Aiken will host the premiere party and local radio station 104.9 FM - The X, will be broadcasting the party live from MUSE/Kelly's Caribbean at 301 Whitehead Street.
Following the debut, "Put A Sail On It" can be viewed on Mike Aiken's YouTube channel. The single is available now on CDX Vol. 595 and is also available on AirPlay Direct.
About Mike Aiken
As an artist who comes by his stories honestly, Aiken has definitely taken his place among well-respected songwriters and musicians in the Americana and Country communities. Captains & Cowboys, Aiken's sixth studio album on Northwind Records, has received critical acclaim including a first-round GRAMMY nomination. The album, which Aiken co-produced with Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites) and Ben Strano (Jack Sundrud/Poco), has established Aiken's presence as a songwriter and artist in multiple genres.