Toby Gad, the renowned songwriter, and producer behind the chart-topping hits for John Legend, Beyoncé, and Madonna, unveils his latest musical project: PIANO DIARIES – Volume One. This remarkable collection features eight of his iconic compositions, reimagined into emotive piano-vocal compositions and club remixes, each featuring one of today’s top artists.
PIANO DIARIES offers an intimate exploration of Toby Gad’s song-writing prowess and showcases the timeless melodies and lyrics that have long since resonated with fans across the globe.
The first single, a rendition of Fergie’s quintuple platinum hit, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ features the multi-talented Victoria Justice, known for her Global hit series Victorious and her recent starring roles in movies such as A Perfect Pairing and The Tutor. Combining Victoria Justice’s soulful vocals with Toby Gad’s beautiful piano artistry provides additional emotional depth and authenticity for a captivating listening experience.
The release package includes four exhilarating remixes of ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry.’ The Euphoric, Workout, Moab House, and Bachata mix allow fans to rediscover this much-loved hit in a new light. The Euphoric Mix reimagines the original release with a fortified, club-ready element, spinning Victoria’s vocal topline into hyper-speed territory lifted by a mix of breakbeat and progressive electronics, perfect to soundtrack those 2 a.m. dancefloor moments. The Workout Mix is filled with high-octane energy and double-time beats that twist and turn amongst string-led melodies that shoot off into the perfect merger of Hi-NRG and bouncing club sounds. The Moab House Mix takes things back to the centre of concentration, tracing the blissed-out sounds of grooving drums, percussion, and euphoric trans-continental house, as The Bachata Mix involves a Dominican-slicked, rich, and sensual edit that incorporates Latin and Balearic ingredients for a vibrant yet refreshing, final cut.
Toby Gad, celebrated for his exceptional songwriting and production skills, has been a driving force in the music industry for decades. His impressive portfolio of platinum hits includes John Legend’s Diamond award-winning ‘All of Me,’ Beyoncé’s ‘If I Were a Boy,’ and Fergie’s ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry.’ Throughout his career, Toby Gad has amassed over 7 billion streams, won 2 ASCAP’ Song of the Year’ awards, and 3 Grammy-winning hits. His diverse catalogue, which spans more than 400 releases, has led to Toby working with stars such as Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Sean Paul, Kelly Clarkson, Donna Summer, Selena Gomez, Calum Scott, Andrea Bocelli, Alicia Keys, as well as EDM artists such as Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Galantis, Gryffin, Illenium, Nicky Romero, Krewella, and Zedd.
PIANO DIARIES Volume One promises to be an exciting musical journey, offering a unique perspective on Toby Gad’s illustrious career as a songwriter and producer.