Pop R&B singer Ari Gold bounces back into the spotlight with his catchy new single "Where The Music Takes You" that will be released on September 2. The song is a slick retro disco tune with a deliciously infectious chorus and a melodic riff that is somewhat reminiscent of Earth Wind & Fire and Mariah Carey's "Make It Happen." The impressive diva vocals are courtesy of emerging talent Sasha Allen. Also, check out some great new press shots of Ari shot by Marco Carocari.
The song is taken from Gold's third album "Transport Systems" that will be out on October 2. The record is inspired by Gold's fascination with "progression, movement, transformation and transportation" that serve as metaphors for the social issues he sings about. He discusses topics like gay relationships, drug use, gender identity and human rights. He also tackles the down low phenomenon on "Mr. Mistress."
The theme of the entire disc is outlined on the track "Transport Me" that he worked on with produce Steve Skinner (Akon, Jewel, Dian Ross). In the song, the openly gay singer imagines being transported to another place and another time where there are no limitations to the concepts of gender, sexuality and race. "Take me someplace where the core of me isn’t up for debate," he sings. "The system is not working. This system is flawed."
Look out for cameos of out artist Dave Kos and rapper Mr. Man who contributes rhymes to "Human," a cover of the '80s evergreen smash by Human League hit. (Click here to pre-order "Transport Systems" on Amazon.com.)