Platinum-certified, LA-based artist Cimo Fränkel released his latest single, ‘Closed The Door’, on the 11th of November via Cimo Fränkel / AWAL. The single premiered on Metal Magazine. The award-winning musician, prized with a Buma National Award for the Double Platinum record ‘Mooie Dag’ with Jayh, has accumulated over 2 billion streams across platforms and earned the support of numerous tastemaker webzines, specifically NOTION Magazine, iHeart, Medium.com/ Authority Magazine, EDM.com, CLASH Magazine, Your EDM, and Dancing Astronaut among others. On air, his music has received spins, most notably, from BBC Radio London’s Judi Love.
Cimo has written multiple hit records. He co-created the Multi-Platinum single ‘Sex’ by Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam, which has been played over 1 Billion times, and has collaborated with Armin van Buuren on their song ‘Strong Ones’, which reached #37 on Billboard Charts. He co-wrote Hardwell’s track ‘How You Love Me’ featuring Snoop Dogg and Conor Maynard, and It is worth mentioning that he helped write both Yellow Claw’s song ‘Shotgun’ and R3HAB & A Touch of Class’s song ‘All Around The World (LaLaLa)’.
Cimo Fränkel was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he grew up around his father, a funk musician who would invite Cimo to join him in the studio and enlighten him on the DIY ethos of funk culture. At age fifteen, Cimo would explore music production and collaborate with other young and passionate Dutch musicians. The musician has cited the works of Michael Jackson and Huey Lewis as highly inspirational to the artist he is today. His own sound contains elements of The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Frank Ocean and Tate McRae.
‘Closed The Door’ sees Cimo Fränkel letting go of lost love. Catchy yet intimate, the song delves to the bottom of his emotions and makes space for him to be vulnerable and share his thoughts. Once there, Cimo sings his heart out, opening up with fearless sincerity, delivering a break-up record that feels distinctively ‘Cimo’.
Cimo Fränkel tells listeners what the song is about: “‘Closed The Door’ is about a relationship coming to an end. It’s about being courageous enough to speak up and accepting the consequences of making the decision that it’s over.”