[Hot Video Alerts] Preeya Kalidas - Love Between Us
I'm happy to report that the talented actress/model and singer Preeya Kalidas is BACK with a new single, "Love Between Us." The R&B/pop jam is sprinkled with hints of Bollywood inspired beats and samples, proving to be an exquisite showcase for Kalidas' vocal abilities, more so than I think her debut single, 2010's "Shimmy" really was.
As I write this, it's hard for me to believe that it's already been almost two years since I blogged about Preeya! It was then that the Eastenders actress released her EXPLOSIVE urban-Bollywood/dance-pop debut single, "Shimmy." Even after promoting the single on popular TV shows like The National Lottery and Loose Women, "Shimmy" failed to chart higher than a disappointing #85 on the UK Singles Chart. The fact that UK radio was ignoring the song didn't help matters at all and Kalidas was eventually dropped by her label, Mercury Records. What a pity. Back in August, a spokesperson for Preeya told The Sun, "There was a difference of opinion with Mercury about the direction she should go in. If Mercury is not the right label, there are others who are interested." I'm all in favor of an artist going where they're wanted, and if a label just isn't doing right by you then it's time to move on!
In October of 2010, Preeya Kalidas was featured on English Grime MC Skepta's single called "Cross My Heart" (3 Beat/All Around The World) Originally released as the third single off of Skepta's album, Doin' It Again, the song will also feature on Kalidas' forthcoming album. The song peaked at #31 on the UK Singles Chart and at #8 on the UK R&B Chart. Kalidas released her second official solo single, "It's a Problem," on November 5th 2011, featuring yet another English rapper - Scorcher. I have to admit, I'm kind of diggin' the heavy urban vibe Kalidas seems to be giving off here. Definitely a promising sign of things to come!
New single, "Love Between Us" was co-written by Kalidas and UK singer/songwriter/producer DaVinChe (Tinchy Stryder, Wiley, Cleo Sol), who also served as producer on the track. Check out the video for "Love Between Us" below featuring a ravishingly beautiful Kalidas alongside her musical partner in crime, DaVinChe. The single will be available to download in the UK on June 4th via 2-Tone Entertainment/3 Beat Records. Make sure you check out this hot new remix featuring Exo. and get excited for a remix package including mixes from Artful, Paperbwoy, Funkystepz and Steve Smart & Westfunk. Amazing. Download Preeya Kalidas on iTunes below.
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