The CALM love triangle goes live!

Music February 14

ESCO WILLIAMS, STEPHEN LANGSTAFF & ANTON POWERS come together to release a brand new song for Valentines Day today!

Three of the best emerging talents from across the Liverpool music scene have come together to create a new piece of music, which will be streamed at on 14th February Valentine’s Day 2013

After six weeks in production THE CALM LOVE TRIANGLE has resulted in “WE ALL NEED LOVE” a brand new track written by Liverpool artists Esco Williams and Stephen Langstaff, with a club remix courtesy of Anton Powers.

Both the original version of “WE ALL NEED LOVE” and the club remix are available to stream now at -

Check out the series of documentary videos from the recording sessions for “WE ALL NEED LOVE” here

The innovative CALM campaign recently secured the hotly tipped and 2012 MOBO Unsung AWARD winner Esco Williams, Stephen Langstaff - rapidly becoming one of the UK’s most prolific singer/songwriters - and the legendary Liverpool-based DJ, record company boss and producer Anton Powers as music ambassadors.

THE CALM LOVE TRIANGLE has seen the campaign team up Bido Lito! Magazine to bring the three artists together to create a new piece of music for Valentine’s Day 2013. Esco Williams and Steven Langstaff spent a day in the legendary Motor Museum studios (the studio of choice for Arctic Monkeys, Ben Howard and Tribes) with producer Al Groves to record the main body of the song. Anton Powers then lent his remix expertise to the final cut of the track.

When speaking to Liverpool music magazine Bido Lito! about the project, Stephen Langstaff said, “I’m excited about it. Esco’s got a great energy about him, and I like that. He’s got a soulful voice which I can relate to, but he’s also got the hip hop thing going. It will be good to get out of my comfort zone!”

Simon Howes, CALM’s Merseyside co-ordinator adds, “There is a lot of research to show men often don’t have the support network that women do and so have less options to utilise when they are feeling alone or come out of a relationship. Add that to the fact that men feel the pressure to appear to be unaffected by these experiences, this means a lot of guys are having to bottle up their emotions which can cause problems. This project is all about expressing yourself and not letting relationship problems get you down.”

The previous three weeks have seen a series of documentary videos from the recording sessions streamed at, as each of the artists share their experiences of the project. In the first instalment, Esco Williams shared his early personal experiences of Valentine’s Day; “When I was growing up I wasn’t into sport or anything and all I did was play on my Gameboy and Pokemon. Valentine’s Day can be a reminder of a bad relationship gone wrong or the fact that you’re on your own. As a guy we always try to pretend that's no big deal, but it is. If someone was to listen to this song and then reach out for someone to talk to, that's what I would want.”

Speaking in the final instalment of the Love Triangle documentaries, Anton Powers spoke of his excitement about getting to grips with the project; “The idea of working with Esco from one genre, and Stephen from another genre, and bringing it all together as a bit of a fusion was something I’d not thought about before. It’s going to be a challenge, but it’s obviously exciting as well.” Valentine’s Day can often be a very lonely time of year, and the worth of CALM’s project targeted at this is something that Anton really sees the value of; “A lot of people are quite insular, especially men, they don’t like sharing any of their problems, they keep it to themselves. It’s great that CALM are trying to break that cycle and get them to speak out about their problems.”

For a full interview with Stephen Langstaff about the project, read the current issue of Bido Lito! Magazine at

16/04/2014 22:52:52