Pop singing sensation Wiltay — whose recent Men’s Health Magazine cover revealed his washboard abs, establishing him as the “Beast of The East” — is urging fan to let go of the past and embrace the present moment in “Fly High,” his new urban pop track out this week. Written by Wiltay, produced by Dreza, and being distributed by Yay Records, the empowering track is being called Mike Posner meets Justin Timberlake, with a bit of Enrique Iglesias flair, set against a haunting, hypnotic beat. According to Wiltay, “Fly High” is meant to inspire fans into action. “I get so caught up with old memories, I often miss out on what’s in front of me,” he acknowledges. “Holding on to yesterday is like licking melted ice cream. Toss that shit out and find something tastier to munch on,” he laughs. Wiltay’s “Fly High” is available on iTunes now.
“When I was young, being happy was effortless,” Wiltay continues from his LA home. “I was a happy, smiley, cheerful and rebellious kid. As I grew older, though, happiness became attached to things like fancy cars and clothes. It shouldn’t be that way. I recognize now that its time I get back to my origin.”
The 28-year old is best known for his 2014 album, WTF, named Best Pop Album Of The Year at the Hollywood F.A.M.E Awards. The album also received a Best Album nomination at the Los Angeles Music Awards, as well as Pop Artist of the Year (male), International Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year for the superb integration of technology, music, fashion and art in his single, “Less is More”.
Wil says he knew from an early age that he was destined for the stage. “I performed my school’s annual talent contest in junior high. I was so terrible, it was funny. Everyone laughed and I did too, but I remember thinking to myself that if I could make people laugh with bad singing, I could get them crying with good. I taught myself the guitar and piano and the next year I went back on stage with an emotional song that got the tears flowing! It was then that I knew I wanted to change people’s lives through music.”
Until two years ago, Wiltay’s music was in the Euro pop genre. American Idol’s Randy Jackson took Wiltay in a dance direction with a more grown-up, salacious sound with “What Are We Waiting For,” a passionate track that attacked infatuation from a male perspective. “It made sense because I’m big on romance,” he admits.
“Fly High” continues Wiltay’s exploration into love and relationship, but in an even more mature, sensible way. It’s a reflection of Wiltay’s past two years living in Los Angeles and experiencing the highs and lows of love first-hand.
“The greatest lesson I have learned is that expecting love from someone who does not love you back is like watering a dead tree. No matter how much water you put in it, it’ll never grow.”
He acknowledges that letting go is easier said then done, especially when it’s from a relationship that started out so promising, but it’s the only way to break free from a stunting situation. He advises fans leave the past behind and walk into the present. “There, you’ll find more beautiful moments and new trees to nurture,” he promises.
Wiltay’s “Fly High” is available on iTunes now. For more information on Wiltay, visit http://wilentertain.com or follow him on Facebook @wiltayofficial.