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Los Angeles – As emergent and fresh a presence pop-music has had in years with her infectious breakout hit "My Another Day,” Kanisha K is living the dream of every small town girl with uptown talent.
Exploding onto the pop scene with her infectious breakout hit “My Another Day,” Holland, Mich.-based pop songstress Kanisha K has teamed up with Grammy-winning producer and four-time nominee Jason Miles for a remix of her single, “Stupid Boyfriend.” Additionally, this remix will also feature the truly Midas touch of Grammy-winning (Madonna, Janet Jackson) mix engineer, Goh Hotoda, from Japan.
Miles' résumé is a venerable roster of who's who – and who will be – of the known musical universe. Having worked with iconic artists possessing ethereal talent; including Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Herb Alpert and Vanessa Williams, Miles knows that even the brightest stars shine brightest only when their course is true and ready to be seen.
Such was the case as Kanisha K and Miles first met in his NYC studio, The Clubhouse, on April 14th &15th to lay down vocals and plot the next course of this young starlet’s career. Miles, his Grammy-pedigree withstanding, knows that light that burns twice as bright burns half as long and he’s ensuring that this Michigan-supernova shines for quite some time.
The success of “My Another Day” scaled new heights – reaching #5 on FMQB’s AC40 and #36 on Mediabase – for Kanisha and forced rarefied air into the young songbird’s lungs. Originally conceived as a post-breakup healing song, “My Another Day,” has been adopted by many fans as an anthem about overcoming addiction. It's the follow-up to her first Top Ten single, "I Found Love (Just In Time For Christmas).”
Though appreciative of her newly found peers (Pharrell Williams, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Lorde) Kanisha is not content to simply exist amidst.
The success Kanisha’s experienced with her past two singles would be more than enough for most people to accomplish in a lifetime. For this Michigan songbird having wings would literally help her as she’s been going from coast to coast in an effort to turn her dreams into a reality.
When not in-studio with Miles in NYC Kanisha is awash in lyrics or notes midflight en route to Chicago whereupon landing she heads to Soundbank Recording Studios and gets to work on another track – “Bring Me Home” – with another veteran producer, Larry King.
An artist in his own right (Soleil Moon, lead vocalist in the Michael Thompson Band & Larry King Orchestra) King keeps Kanisha working with Chicago’s top musicians, including John Blasucci on keyboards, Khari Parker on drums, Lamar Jones on bass and guitarist Chris Siebold.
Enter yet another Grammy winner, Craig Bauer, who’s a technical production wizard renowned for having worked with Kanye West as well as twenty-four other Grammy winning projects. Bauer is perfecting the final mix of, “Bring Me Home.”
For an emerging artist who was enrolled in a local cosmetology school during the development and recording process, Kanisha's keeping some incredible company – not just on the charts but also in the studio.
In addition to Robins, longtime keyboardist of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, her debut album features guitarists Drew Abbott (Bob Seger) and Mark Goldenberg (Jackson Browne); bassistBob Glaub (Browne, Warren Zevon); saxman Jim Horn, and renowned backup singers Kate Markowitz and Arnold McCuller, renowned for their years performing with legendary singer/songwriterJames Taylor.
A fan of classic rock since her dad took her to see The Who, Aerosmith and Red Hot Chili Pepperswhen she was a kid, Kanisha – also a huge fan of the Rolling Stones - was super-excited to vibe with musicians who worked with many of her heroes.
More personally, Kanisha enjoys talking about her love of animals and is proud to live in a family that has a total of six pets – two dogs, two cats, one bird and a rabbit. With her rising visibility in the music industry, she and her family are currently looking into doing promotional charity work with pet and animal foundations. Her good nature knows no bounds as she proudly touts her family's longtime community involvement in hunger related projects, vowing to imbue her music career with the same spirit. They have had weekly food projects in their area for eight years and sponsor an orphanage that feeds 125 children a day in Kenya, plus others in Haiti and Uganda, among other countries.
However, music was always a mainstay of the singer's life. From singing and playing the piano to "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” at age four, to sixth grade when she joined band and began playing the sax; while blowing steadily for a few years, she also dabbled in guitar. She started taking vocal lessons in eighth grade and joined her high school's choir the next year. She also got involved in local community theater, playing a major role in "Alice” and later playing a "Sharpette” in a production of "High School Musical.”
"Music is a way for people to get acquainted with me, but I really want people who like my songs to get to know me in a more intimate way,” says Kanisha. "I love being able to do what I love and to inspire people who think that their dreams can't come true. All of this is hard to believe for me sometimes, but I think everything boils down to focusing on your passion and working hard. I'm excited about the way music travels. Thanks to many online radio outlets around the world, I'm able to connect with fans in places like India and Honduras and throughout Europe."
It's been said that math and music are the lone languages of the world that are as universal as Earth itself and that all humans understand them regardless of race, creed, or sex. Kanisha K is undoubtedly the living embodiment of this fact; being equal parts activist and artist.
Stars don’t just fall out of the sky, they’re elusive, but you can catch a shooting star today with Kanisha K.