Marc Mysterio Taking on X Factor Winner Kati Wolf's What About My Dreams
Now, Sony Music has enlisted one of their own international stars, Marc Mysterio, to re-write the song in French and re-produce it to fit the sound of French speaking markets which lean more dance - right up the alley of French Canadian Marc.
Indeed, Marc Mysterio has amassed an impressive resume establishing his exceptional pedigree whereby he has previously featured the likes of Chris Willis ("Roll Wit It"), Gary Pine ("Sunshine"), Samantha Fox ("Tomorrow"), Grammy Winning Rihanna/Katy Perry Producer Sandy Vee ("Let Loose") on a slew of massive hits of global repute that he additionally wrote/produced.
His own new single on Sony Music, 'All Wrong' features multi-platinum artist and MTV EMA Winner Karl Wolf -- no relation to Kati Wolf -- which is already hitting charts in Scandinavia and Russia (#5 www.sonymusic.ru), is now emerging in European Markets such as Hungary as well (http://static.lightmedia.hu/hirlevel/djpromo/archivum/djpromo110620.htm) -- while keeping Ibiza Dancefloors on fire this summer with support from mainstays such as Legendary BBC R1 Dj Judge Jule ( “Marc has managed to conquer the cold face of dance in a very big way and is about to enter an elite level as an artist with his forthcoming debut album ‘Redemption’ says Legandary BBC Radio 1 Presenter, Judge Jules introducing Marc Mysterio prior to his live guest performance)
Hence, it was only a natural and organic fit to have Marc collaborate with Kati on a french dance version of 'What About My Dreams': "I was speaking with Csaba Kiss from Sony Hungary on facebook about my own single, and somehow Kati Wolf's name had come up and I mentioned to him that given Kate Ryan's prior success in Europe and Canada covering french hits from the past, that perhaps he should consider doing a french version of 'What About My Dreams' for release in french speaking countries in Europe and in my home of Québec." explains Marc Mysterio, 27.
"Maybe a week later, Csaba contacted my back on facebook chat to say that he had spoke to Joszef (Sony Hungary Managing Director), Kati Wolf's Manager, and Kati Wolf and not only did they want to do it - they wanted me to write and produce it! But, I was in the middle of my video shoot for 'All Wrong' and had to make a very large effort to get it written, and even find a french singer capable of singing the demo to match Kati powerful voice, however, I have always told my family and my radio programmer friends at NRJ in France & Québec that I will someday do a song in french as an ode to our culture - so this was the chance and the demo out great!"
The recoding of the final version now is in the final stages and release is only pending the writer's approval of the french lyric notes Howard Rubin, Chief Legal Counsel of the publishing company whom represents Marc Mysterio, Amerada Music: "Its a fairly routine thing that permissions are sought from the original authors and publishers, however, this is a rare situation that its for the original artist so I couldn't imagine a reason that there would be any hesitance on the part of them -- or to grant Marc proper writer's credits for his contributions -- as this is being driven by the label and the artist whom they were fortunate enough to have won a placement with in the first place."
So what will the new version sound like? "The original version had some attributes to it that, although may still work well in Hungary and sound great to our ears, lead to problems when promoting to radios whom have strict rules on arrangements of songs; for example, in the eurovision version of 'What About My Dreams', the melody of verse 1/bridge 1 is far different than the melody in verse 2/bridge 2 and this makes it much harder for the song to succeed at radio in french speaking markets -- and the songs really need a sick beat and dance sounds which Marc Mysterio is famous for and hits a home run on the french version tentatively called 'Dix Pas Cent Pas'." notes Claude Lapointe, Manager of Marc Mysterio and Director of Operations at World Class Records.
He continues, "Marc's new version corrects this and has added a bridge -- really the most important part of the song these days just look at Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep" -- which will massively bring out Kati Wolf's talents like never before - in french no less!"
Marc Mysterio concludes, "I am excited at this opportunity. To bring back 80's Starlet Samantha Fox as a dance-floor diva on my song 'Tomorrow' was a special feeling. We did a whole bunch of radio and media tours globally, and Sony Music UK placed it on her greatest hits album. I feel those same butterflies now and look forward to helping Kati in the same way - en français!"