I have to be honest I’m not a huge fan of ballads, really of any genre. However I gotta say that Arika Kane’s voice is heaven sent. I am enjoying her soft lyrics because she has such a strength to her voice that it has to be heard to be believed. She has an amazing range and is able to hold her notes firmly even at the top of her vocals. The music is a pretty standard R&B ballad tempo, so prepare to sway. The composition was really well done and I appreciate how her voice rides ever so slightly above the music.
This is not the song I had wanted to review but there are only samples of her songs online. Even on her website so in order to do an honest review I had to go find this one on youtube. I like this song ok, but I would really like to hear her do something a bit more upbeat. Now that is just a personal choice due to my own musical tastes. She has an amazing voice so I would be happy as hell to check out something a touch more upbeat. I do think this would be an excellent end of the date song. It gives you plenty of reasons to get close to your intended.
Who They Are:
Arika Kane; Recording Artist, Singer & Songwriter. The diamond in the ruff to BSE Recordings & music lovers worldwide.
While the music world is thirsty for originality, longevity & substance, Arika Kane is the consummate quencher for it all. With natural appeal & charisma, Arika Kane has sailed into the music industry collecting fans & successes since the release of her first single, “Bcuz I Luv U” in 2009. With passionate lyrics, infectious harmonies & soothing instrumentation, “Nostalgic ear-candy” are not the only words a buzz about Miss Kane. Arika’s luminous appeal is undeniable, and her music, rooted from rhythm & blues has a universal, and commercial sound that speaks to the masses.
With 1,000,000 digital downloads sold from her self-entitled debut album, “Arika Kane” released in August of 2010, the spotlight is shining vigorously. She has reached #2 on Amazon for R&B downloads, and #18 on ITunes for R&B downloads. Kane’s sophomore single, “ 4 the Lovers “ charted in Billboard # 7 Single Sales, # 19 R&B Airplay & # 80 in Billboard Hot 100. Her follow up soulful ballad “ Here With Me “ also charted in Billboard # 4 Single Sales, # 14 R&B Airplay & # 67 in Billboard Hot 100. The UAC Mediabase charts placed Arika Kane & BSE Recordings as the #1 Independent artist & label in the country for 20 weeks straight. Hip Hop Weekly wrote: “Arika’s debut album delivers a complete composition that will really resonate with true music fans.” CD Baby named Arika Kane as “one of the hottest new up-and-coming artists to hit the music scene.” Arika Kane’s music has been placed & featured on several VH1 Reality & Sitcom TV shows. such as: “What Chili Wants” “Basketball Wives” “Single Ladies” & “Love & Hip Hop”. Arika Kane enchanted the stage as she appeared on the “Monique Show” in March 2011. She also recently captivated the audience @ the world famous “Ashford & Simpsons” Sugar Bar in NYC. Last November, Arika Kane was the only female to perform on the “One World Tour” with R&B Legends Maze, Frankie Beverly, Babyface, and Charlie Wilson in Southaven, Mississippi to a sold out Desoto Civic Center.
Growing up in a small rural town in Connecticut, Kane’s parents were both singers & musicians. They enjoyed gigging on the weekends as they had to pursue jobs during the week to support Arika & her brother. Kane became familiar with the joy & passion for music early on, and started singing at 10 years old. Influenced by her father’s songwriting, Kane also connected with her songwriting ability later on & is now very proud to be co-writer on each song off of her current debut album. Arika is influenced by artists such as Aaliyah, Janet & Michael Jackson, Dru Hill, Aerosmith, Jodeci, Survivor, Shania Twain, Mariah Carey & Tamia. Kane also has a grand appreciation for legends such as Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Etta James & Quincy Jones. Arika Kane & BSE Recordings are both fervent about Kane’s New project “SUBSTANCE”. The Single “Bcuz Ur Lonely” is a must have for Women & R&b lovers. “Fight 4 Ur Life” is a hip/hop soundtrack inspired song about overcoming obstacles in life. “Feel It Too” is a feel-good party song with a nostalgic arrangement & groove that is infectious. The Album is armed with a monumental collection of heartfelt & timeless music that is soulful and will make you remember what music is all about again.
“SUBSTANCE” is Now Available Digitally Worldwide..
ITunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Google Play
Arika Kane’s Music is currently Debuting on VH1’s New Reality Series “Hollywood Exes” that priemiered on June 27th 2012. “Make it” the inspiring song from Kane’s self-entitled Album was chosen as the Theme song for the Show.
DJ’s are already saying “Make It” THE REMIX is HOT. It Just released & is Now Available on CD Baby, Amazon & ITunes..
VH1’s “Single Ladies” season 2 also just featured 5 songs from Arika Kane’s new Album “SUBSTANCE” in one episode…which has never been done before…check out Episode 8 on VH1.com
Arika Kane’s music is also available at VH1.com
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