“You & I” — Asmik Shiroyan reveals top international songwriting team behind Depi Evratesil entry


As Asmik Shiroyan prepares to compete in Depi Evratesil for the second year running, she has exclusively revealed to wiwibloggs details of her song and world-renowned songwriting team.

“My song’s name is ‘You & I’,” she says. “I have been privileged and honored to work with three of the most successful and talented worldwide songwriters. It’s a big pleasure to work with Marli, Neil and Haj my team have worked with many worldwide famous and great artists including Louis Tomlinson, Kelly Clarkson, Kylie Minogue and more.”

Neil Ormandy is a multi-platinum selling songwriter, who co-wrote James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go,” which landed at #1 in 9 countries, sold 8+ million copies worldwide, and scored him 2 BRIT Award nominations. He’s worked with Aloe Blacc, Demi Lovato, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Kelly Clarkson, Hey Violet, Pixie Lott, and incredible electronic talents like Eric Prydz and Deorro. Neil has made a name for himself as a left-of-center pop songwriter.

Marli Harwood has a successful career that’s spanned over 20 years. She has achieved multiple platinum records across the world, has millions of sales to her name and has amassed over 600,000,000 million streams across her releases. Among them is Kygo’s worldwide hit “Stole The Show”, which won the ASCAP award for EDM song of the year (2016). She also co-wrote the single ‘Aqualung’ by Swedish artist Miss Li, which is included in her Swedish Grammy nominated album “A Woman’s Guide to Survival”. On top of this Marli was originally signed as an artist to Universal and has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Kylie Minogue, Olly Murs as well as Sigala and JP Cooper.

HAJ is a writer and producer based in London. He has worked with artists including OMI, Anton Powers & Pixie Lott, Fedde Le Grand, Kideko, Blonde, Vato Gonzalez, Julian Jordan, Mike Magoo, Kiko Bun and Becky Hill. As an artist he recently released his first single featuring Olivia Holt through Hot Hot/Universal Records.

“After working closely with the team, and developing the song we understand that this song can put Armenia on a new level in the global music industry,” she says. “I believe that I developed the best team and we have a real chance to create history for Armenia in Eurovision.”

“Together with the songwriters we wrote for everyone a description of ‘You & I’. The writers of this song wanted to write a positive feel good song that can be universally relatable to everyone who listens to it.”

“The song focuses on the moment in a relationship where anything is possible and focuses on the importance of love. This is conveyed to the listener with its catchy lyrics and bright house piano, taking them on a journey led by Asmik Shiroyan’s soaring vocal melodies.”

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