This summer has been a great one for indie artists. First we had Meghan Trainor's break-through hit All About the Bass, and now we have Kanisha K's equally lovable Bring Me Home.
Kanisha K was raised in a small town about two hours from Detroit. She was exposed to the best of Motown as well as the best music Chicago had to offer. As a result, this musical legacy has enabled Kanisha K to rise above her peers with her ability to not only belt out anthems, but also sing so sweetly that her listeners, regardless of their particular taste in music, become open to the message in her song.
Bring Me Home has risen up the charts and is currently at #10 on the FMQB AC40 Chart, just ahead of songs from Magic! and American Authors and just behind the latest from Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Justin Timberlake. In addition, the song sits at #36 on the Billboard A/C chart, amidst songs from Richard Marx, Neon Trees, O.A.R, Sarah McLachlan, Coldplay and Sara Bareilles.
Besides the success on the music charts, Bring Me Home can be currently heard in Forever 21 stores nationwide. In addition, the song has helped Kanisha K obtain endorsements from Sennheiser Microphones as well as a pair of nominations from the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.
Bring Me Home is an upbeat positive song about the power of love. It reminds me a mash-up of Katy Perry, Jessie J and Abba. It is impossible to listen to the song and not be filled with the urge to dance. Not only that, the song is so uplifting that problems seem to drift away when listening.
The song was produced by Larry King (Soleil Moon/Michael Thompson Band/Larry King Orchestra) in his Chicago Soundbank Recording Studio. In addition, Grammy winner Craig Bauer (Kanye West, Dave Koz, Public Enemy and Styx) added his tech-production wizardry to the final mix.
Bring Me Home is the incredible follow-up to Kanisa K's first chart-topping single, My Another Day. Kanisha K has now hooked up with another Grammy winning producer, Jason Miles, for a remix of Stupid Boyfriend, which will be heard in Abercrombie & Fitch stores this fall. Additionally, the remix, entitled (I Gotta) Stupid Boyfriend, features the truly Midas touch of Grammy-winning (Madonna, Janet Jackson) mix engineer, Goh Hotoda, from Japan.
These two singles give just a foretaste of Kanisha K's upcoming full length album, which will be reviewed in a future article. Needless to say, that release and her recent Christmas single I Found Love, which combined feature guitarists Drew Abbott (Bob Seger) and Mark Goldenberg (Jackson Browne); bassist Bob Glaub (Browne/Warren Zevon); saxman Jim Horn, and renowned backup singers Kate Markowitz and Oscar-winners David Lasley & Arnold McCuller (20 Feet From Stardom) could well prove to be the album to beat in this year of indie power.