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Published on February 2nd, 2024 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


MTV PUSH Names Teddy Swims Global Artist of the Month for February

MTV PUSH just crowned Teddy Swims as their Global PUSH Artist for the month of February. Hailing from Georgia, the singer-songwriter gained massive acclaim with his debut single “Lose Control,” a track that secured a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. This song serves as a poignant reflection on the challenges encountered in one of Swims’ past relationships. We’ve been covering Swims since 2020 and we’re happy to share our take on the announcement from MTV.

A Deep Dive into Teddy Swims’ Debut Album and Healing Journey

Swims lays out his uniquely emotional musical tapestry through his debut album titled “I’ve Tried Everything But Therapy (part 1).” Beyond showcasing his musical prowess, the album acts as a personal journey of healing for the artist. He eagerly opened up about his creative process, recognizing the therapeutic value of expressing his emotions through songwriting. This month, MTV collaborates with Teddy Swims to go behind the veil into his writing process, cherished moments, and the overarching narrative of his journey navigating the maze that is the music industry.

Highlights from Teddy Swims: Collaborations and Songwriting

Reflecting on his favorite collaboration, Swims shares his enthusiasm for working with Thomas Rhett, emphasizing the uniqueness of the experience. Additionally, he discusses his involvement in writing “Angels Don’t Always Have Wings,” a significant milestone as his first song contributed to an artist other than himself. Swims also expresses admiration for his collaboration with Meghan Trainor, praising her incredible personality.

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Unveiling the Creation of “Lose Control”

In this spotlight, Swims provides insights into the creation of “Lose Control,” acknowledging its transformative impact on his life. The song, conceived during a four-day writing camp, emerged from Swims’ personal struggles in a past relationship. The artist highlights the emotional resonance inspired by Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey,” aiming to capture a similar poignant feeling in his own work.

Musical Influences and Nostalgic Childhood Tracks

Swims also reminisces about his musical influences, citing “Take Cover” by Acceptance as a song that holds a special place in his heart, evoking memories of his youth. This band and their album played a pivotal role, igniting Swims’ passion for becoming a musician and singer.

About MTV Push: Connecting Fans Globally with Emerging Artists

MTV PUSH, curated by MTV’s Music & Talent US & International teams, serves as a global platform connecting fans with emerging music artists every month. The program features live performances, exclusive music video premieres, interviews, and other engaging content, providing audiences worldwide with a closer look at the industry’s rising stars. Past MTV PUSH artists include Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Khalid, Doja Cat, and many others who have made a significant impact on the music scene.


Images: Teddy Swims – Courtesy of Paramount

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