Electronic Hip-Pop Singer and Rapper Solomon Covers Natalia Kills? Autobiographical Song ?Saturday Night? In Preparation For Debut Album.
(Los Angeles, CA ? May 2, 2013) ? Genre-bending, electronic hip-hop recording artist Solomon premieres his unique cover of the personal, synth-based ?Saturday Night? by Cherrytree Records singer-songwriter Natalia Kills today on EQ Music with the music video premiering on VEVO, appropriately this Saturday night at 8PM EST. The artist shapes the song to fit his own style by re-producing the beat and adding a rap verse.
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?I heard this song, and much of her ?Trouble? album and I instantly was able to relate. I?ve never had one song fit so perfectly,? the artist says. ?I?m not a fan of doing cover songs, but this one felt right.?
Recorded during current promotion for his critically-acclaimed third extended play, Le Gar?on, which was a featured as one of iTunes ?New Artist 2014? releases in February, Solomon uses the new and unexpected cover release as an example of the type of material fans can expect on his upcoming debut album, Why Boys Cry. Said to be similar to much of the songs recorded for the effort so far, in the sense of being autobiographical, the cover represents more ease for the artist to share his personal story with listeners.
Solomon retains the overall essence of Kills? tragic ?Saturday Night? while giving the number a touch of his hip-hop background with an added edgy verse. ?Beautiful boys with criminal cases, waking up to nameless faces,? he sings.
In late March, Solomon filmed the accompanying music video with friends on location throughout New York City and inside a local music establishment. The director, Mikhail Torich, captured the artist?s emotional experience of living in the chaos of New York and becomes a visual representation of his interpretation of the song being ?kind of like a sad celebration.?
?I remember distinctively, living in New York being depressed, and the only thing I could do to get me out of that funk was to put on my dancing shoes and go out,?Solomon says. ?I got into a lot of trouble. I would get into fights. I?d get arrested. It was intense.?
Solomon, the up and coming, unapologetic, experimental artist, came onto the music scene in 2008 with the release of two well-received mixtapes, followed by three diverse EPs, including the pop-leaning Shades of Black and The Love Rocker Project. This all leads up to the anticipated release of his first official album, set for a late 2014 release. An amended 5-track version of Le Gar?on can be downloaded for free here: http://smarturl.it/LeGarconFree.
ABOUT SOLOMON: Born a Capricorn in San Diego, CA, Solomon is a Electronic Hip-Pop singer/songwriter, rapper and producer. Introduced in 2008 on Eminem?s Shade45 Sirius Radio Show, the artist has gone on to release a plethora of singles, remixes, EP?s and mix-tapes. His last single, “Life Goes On?” proved to be a success on Sirius/XM and Pandora radio. With music videos debuting on MTV, VEVO, Logo?s NewNowNext and more, the singer has toured with the likes of Kelly Rowland, Deborah Cox and headlined a show at West Hollywood?s Key Club. Solomon?s latest release Le Gar?on is available worldwide.
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