Thompkins Marketing, BSE Recordings and MVD Audio are proud to announce the CD release of Arika Kane - S/T on February 23, 2010
On her debut self-titled CD, Arika Kane displays a clever blend of modern urban and R&B saturated with memorable hooks, smooth rhythm and irrepressible vocal harmonies. The Connecticut born songstress's sound has been compared to musical divas Mariah Carey and Monica, and Kane cites Whitney Houston and Carey as major influences. Her buoyant soprano coupled with serious lyrical components adds to her pop sensibilities. Kane's recent performance captivated the audience at her debut listening party at New York's DEX Studios.
"I am so excited for the world to hear my album," said Kane. "Every song has its own identity and place, yet they are all equally amazing. My goal in all my music is to make people feel good. I really believe we don't embrace the good things in life as much as we should and through my music I hope to contribute to that."
Possessing an incredibly beautiful voice and singing since the tender age of ten, Kane had an early start in the game and was born into a musical family. Singers and songwriters themselves, Kane's parents have always been fervent coaches and cheerleaders of her singing and songwriting, which are skillfully displayed on this eponymous debut.
Kane's current single Bcuz I Luv U has been steadily climbing the Urban and Rhythmic radio charts, and recently hit the #2 spot in the south. Bcuz I Luv U has been well received all over the country, reaching over 5 million listeners, ranking # 8 on the Rhythmic Indie airplay charts and #1 on the Urban Indie airplay charts.
Kane has performed alongside for top artists such as Charlie Wilson, Frankie Beverly, Kenneth "BabyFace" Edmonds, and Maze. She just finished a promotional tour in the south and will be featured in the January issue of BRE and Urban Network.
"Music is my only true way of expression," says Kane. "I am willing to share all of myself through my music. There is nothing that I wouldn't write about because my experiences are what led me to where I am today."
Kane is currently receiving airplay in the following markets: Miami, Biloxi, Toledo, Columbus, GA., Richmond, Los Angeles, Hartford, Greenville NC, Chicago, Columbia, SC, Ft. Wayne, Milwaukee, Jackson MS, Stockton CA, Lexington KY, Oklahoma City, Macon GA, New York, Riverside, Greenville SC, Augusta GA, Roanoke VA, Columbia SC, Corpus Christi, Memphis, and more.