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[FIRST LISTEN] Kay featuring Kurtis Blow "Going Diamond"


Emerging Canadian pop sensation Kay hits all the right notes on the fantastic new "Going Diamond" that features none other than hip hop and rap legend Kurtis Blow. Masterfully produced by Martin "Cherry Cherry Boom Boom" Kierszenbaum, "Going Diamond" is a mighty fresh, retro-styled and hella bouncy hip pop ditty that does a superb job further unveiling the colorful and richly imaginative world of Kay.

In a way, "Going Diamond" is a homage to the people that have inspired Kay, which makes the song the ideal artistic platform to further launch her career from. Working with Kurtis Blow was a dream come true for Kay who often cites Blow as one of her major inspirations alongside Outkast and other classic hip hop acts.

Kay creatively infuses all of those influences with contemporary, radio-savvy pop sensibilities courtesy of people like Ryan Tedder, Evan Bogart and Martin Kierszenbaum who know exactly how to package Kay's unique sound and prep it for the charts.

Kay embraces not only the classic sounds of hip hop, but she also takes visual cues from the hip hop movement in her fashion and styling. This fearless '90s fly girl is an emerging style icon who just opened her own merch store to share some of the things she loves with fans. Also tune in to her Tumblr for fun pics of her wildly unique sense of fashion.

Being sweet and spunky while serving up a whole lotta swagger, "Going Diamond" reminds me of the raw star power that Kay's fellow Canadian Nelly Furtado unleashed upon the masses early on in her career. With potent tunes like "Going Diamond," Kay is set to follow the same trajectory as Furtado - going straight from gold to platinum to diamond. If you're looking for the next superstar. Look no further. Kay's about to take over.

"Going Diamond" is taken from Cherrytree Records' Cherrytree Pop Alternative Compilation disc that was released on iTunes Canada this week. Kay will appear alongside LMFAO, Far East Movement, Natalia Kills, Frankmusik, Colette Carr and Rye Rye on the Cherrytree Pop Alternative Tour that kicks off this weekend in Canada.

November 9, 2011 | Permalink