American singer Kyrie London to hit the airwaves
with 1st single "Rooftops" remixed by discoverer and producer of Lady Gaga, Rob Fusari!
It normally takes a few hit singles and a couple million record sales before you work with the best in the music business. But American singer-songwriter Kyrie London has managed to get some of the finest recording talents around to collaborate on her debut album, City of Rainbows. Producers Dave Pensado (Michael Jackson, Beyonce and Pink) and Ken Lewis (Jay Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne) have both helped Kyrie perfect her sound. Meanwhile Grammy award-winner Brad Blackwood, who mastered Maroon 5’s smash hit "Moves Like Jagger," helped pull the whole album together. And even Phil Tan who mixed Rihanna's "Only Girl" and Katy Perry's "Firework" sprinkled his magic dust. Not only that, but the video for Kyrie’s debut single "Rooftops" features a starring role from Snatch’s Robbie Gee. The release of City of Rainbows is the realization of a lifelong dream for the 26-year-old New Jersey born Kyrie (pronounced Kiri-yay). City of Rainbows is an explosive mix of pop, soul, dance, and hip hop and is sure to cross boundaries and win over fans of every stripe. To have so many well-respected and experienced musicians involved in an album would be incredible for an established artist, for someone whose career is only just beginning it's nothing short of amazing and proof of just how much confidence the assembled cast of producers have in Kyrie's abilities as a singer and the music she has made with up and coming songwriter and producer Dreamweaver.
Kyrie's first single "Rooftops" is set to be released June 2nd, but you can watch her brand new video now on Vevo. Just don't forget the popcorn. Away from the wave of suicidally depressing ballads comes a breath of fresh air in a hoody, kick fighting, boxing arena filled with more images and lyrical diversity than a penguin searching for snow. City of Rainbows isn't an album, it's an experience. Bringing back melody and groove, this hip hop extravaganza will have you toe tapping and foot stamping and your ear buds bopping from moment go. Even in the video, equipped with a cast that would fill any movie theater, she's only got wisecracking, street dealing Robbie Gee from the famous crime caper Snatch and the backward spinning Daft Punk collaborator, Todd Edwards as two of her enforcers in her 5 and 1/2 minute epic modern day pop video. In fact, the cast compiles of DJs, soul session singers, and some of the finest musicians around. But dressed head to toe in black joggers and hoods, they resemble more of a brawling mob than the finest musicians that have graced our stages. Music Production on "Rooftops" lent its hand through legendary songwriter/producer Rob Fusari. Well known for his tapestry of monster hits. To say Kyrie is lucky would be an understatement. This is the man responsible for #1 songs like Destiny's Child - "Bootylicious" and Will Smith's "Wild Wild West." Not to mention 5 songs on Lady Gaga's smash album The Fame.
Kyrie says, "I wanted to make a video that showed that there's always someone that can believe in you. Sometimes it might not be the ones that you expect or want but there's always somebody. Walking through a crowd of people that didn't want you to be there. And to be confined within a cage represents a feeling I think we all have some time in our lives. But with a bit of encouragement, even the gloomiest of things can turn out bright." Music is most definitely the answer and City Of Rainbows is certain to inject some color into the lives of music lovers the world over. Stardom is surely inevitable for Kyrie London, just make sure you remember where you heard the name first...