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Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin has long had an affinity for retro sounds — after all, her breakout performance on season five of The Voice (which she eventually won) was a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
Now, Chin returns to the 70′s with her throwback track “Fire,” a classic-sounding R&B tune that showcases her undeniable voice. “It’s a soulful power anthem and a reminder to never sell yourself short,” Chin tells Billboard, “to keep your standards high as well as your self-worth.
“The whole experience of creating and writing this song was just so organic and real,” Chin continues. “It took me back to the music and an era that I absolutely love and respect.”
Going back to basics was one of Chin’s favorite parts of writing and recording “Fire.” “We were all in a live room clapping and stomping our heels around a mic to the beat to add that extra bit of realness to it,” she says. “It was so much fun.”
Katy Tiz burst out with, well…a bang last year with “The Big Bang” (ah-HA!), and now she’s whistling her way right back into our ears.
The rising singer’s been hard at work (whistlin’ all the way, of course) her way all around the country at the top of 2015 to promote her current single “Whistle (While You Work It),” an infectious slice of peppy, clap-happy pop. The song’s been steadily climbing on pop radio in the past few months, and the singer’s been keeping that momentum going by supplying a bunch of different renditions and remixes of the fresh, feel-good song.
The latest take on the track? A remix featuring prolific Jamaican reggae troupe Inner Circle and none other than Shaggy – yes, that’s “It Wasn’t Me” Shaggy – which adds a relaxed, well-timed reggaeton touch to the track in time for the impending summer season.
“Tomorrow is another day so ever give up or take your smile away,” Shaggy sagely advices across the reinvented track, helping to drive home the overall uplifting message of the song: Whistle your way right through those tough times and smile while you’re hurting, y’all.
“Reggae will always remind me of good times with friends and family in the UK. This song lyrically is really close to my heart and I’m very proud of this remix,” Katy tells us of the track.
We’re happy to bring you the premiere of Katy Tiz’s “Jus’ Whistle (While You Work It)” featuring Shaggy and Inner Circle.
Listen to the track up top, and let us know if it’s got you whistlin’ your way through work today too.
Legends of the Old School Concert
This highly anticipated concert kicks off on Friday May 29th 2015 at 7pm with Live performances by the Legendary…
Salt -N- Pepa
2 Live Crew
Color Me Badd
Gucci Crew II
with a Live DJ set by the Legendary “DJ Laz”.
This concert will bring some of your favorite hits of the past to the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Downtown Boca Raton, FL 33432 guaranteed to keep everyone on their feet dancing as we take you way back. If you’re a fan of Old School Rap, Freestyle, Booty and R&B then make sure you grab your tickets now to this All-Star event.
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