MTV To Have 3D Friends Score Skins
MTV began accepting submissions for the competition via OurStage.com in late October -which is the first time MTV sought to source theme song through a competition-and 3D Friends was selected from the thousands of competing acts. In addition to "Lina Magic" being featured as the show's theme, MTV will incorporate tracks from other finalists from OurStage.com throughout the broadcast season.
"Thanks to MTV and OurStage, I now have an amazing opportunity expand my fanbase and grow my career," said Wright. "I can't wait to hear my song played at the beginning of each episode of SKINS!"
"Lina Magic" is the first official release by 3D Friends, released as a single on September 23, 2010, which attracted the attention of MTV producers. Wright is now working on an EP entitled The Way That It Goes and has been compared to artists such as Neon Indian, Washed Out, and Bradford Cox of Deerhunter. It is Wright's unique songwriting ability that makes him a standout of the recent "chillwave" music movement.
"MTV has a long history of providing up-and-coming artists with a platform to reach a broader audience," said Jose Cuello, MTV Senior Vice President Creative Music Integration. "SKINS is an ideal show to insert emerging artists and their music to drive the show's narratives. We look forward to working with 3D Friends and other artists on crowd sourcing music for this ground breaking series."
"We were thrilled when MTV asked to utilize OurStage.com to find a new, fresh, undiscovered artist for SKINS' theme song," said Benjamin Campbell, CEO, OurStage, Inc. "As this is the first time MTV has sourced a theme song through an online program such as the 'Score SKINS Music Project', we are really proud to help make history with them."