Mat and Savanna Shaw are busier than they’ve ever been.
A number of months after going viral for his or her model of “The Prayer,” the father-daughter duo from Kaysville has launched a debut album and an original song. They’re additionally getting ready for 2 huge concert events.
“The final 6 months have been a whirlwind and a dream come true — and it’s all due to YOU,” the Shaws not too long ago wrote on Facebook. “We’re so grateful to everybody who has believed in us and embraced our music! Because of you, our first album launch day was greater than we might have ever hoped for.”
The Shaws launched their album, “Image This,” on Oct. 23. It hit No. 1 on the iTunes pop and classical charts, No. 3 on the iTunes all-genres chart and No. 3 on Amazon, in accordance with a information launch despatched to the Deseret Information. As of Wednesday, the album sits at No. 24 on the iTunes Top Album chart — 5 spots forward of Taylor Swift’s “Folklore.”
“Image This,” the Shaws’ authentic music off the album, tells the story of their sudden rise to fame. Earlier than going viral, Savanna was a shy singer in an area choir constructing her confidence. And Mat was a busy father of 4 who had put music on the again burner.
“You marvel what number of proficient, undiscovered individuals there are on the market that simply want any individual to be their help and encouragement, and assist them be courageous sufficient to only put themselves on the market,” Mat Shaw beforehand instructed the Deseret News. “And also you marvel what number of fantastic messages we’re lacking out on simply because persons are nervous that perhaps they gained’t be accepted, or they’re too shy or they’re nervous about criticism.
“To interrupt out of that shell and simply say, ‘Right here I’m. That is my voice, take it or go away it,’ … it’s simply wonderful to have the ability to have the braveness to try this,” he continued.
With their first album out, the Shaws at the moment are turning their focus to 2 upcoming reveals: a digital live performance directed by Broadway star Sierra Boggess — well-known for her position as Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera” — and an in-person efficiency at West Valley Metropolis’s Maverik Center.
The Shaws initially met Boggess in Could, after they caught the eye of Ken Davenport — Andrew Lloyd Webber’s govt producer in North America. Understanding Boggess was one among Savanna Shaw’s inspirations, Davenport chatted with the Shaws nearly and introduced the Broadway star on the decision.
He additionally supplied the Shaws a free trip to Broadway to see “The Phantom of the Opera” when Broadway ultimately reopens.
Davenport will produce the digital live performance on Nov. 28. Titled “What the World Wants Now,” the live performance could have the Shaws performing Broadway and vacation favorites, in addition to songs from their most-viewed movies — together with “The Prayer” and “Image This,” in accordance with the discharge.
“The primary time I noticed Mat and Savanna, I used to be so blown away by their expertise, blown away by their ardour for performing … and blown away by the truth that a teenage lady wished to spend a lot time along with her dad,” Ken Davenport stated in an announcement. “I’m honored to have the ability to current their first live performance, and thrilled that will probably be digital … so extra individuals all over the world can expertise their infectious optimism.”
Tickets for the live performance could be bought at matandsavannamusic.com. The Shaws may even be part of the Utah-based band Gentri for 2 socially-distanced vacation reveals on the Maverik Heart on Dec. 5, the Deseret News beforehand reported.
The duo can be engaged on a Christmas EP for the upcoming vacation season, in accordance with the discharge.
“It means quite a bit simply to have the ability to be ready now — particularly within the occasions that we’re experiencing with this pandemic — to have the ability to share these messages of hope and encouragement by music,” Mat Shaw beforehand instructed the Deseret News. “By no means in 1,000,000 desires would now we have ever thought that our music would have this sort of impression. That’s been the perfect half.”