Kid Sister, I love thou.
Thumbs up on the album cover and also thumbs up on securing that release date.
Koko B. Ware Dream Date Ultraviolet drops November 17th (which is also my born date. Hello!) on Downtown Records/Universal Republic.
Tracklist and tour dates below. Click title of post for full press release.
1. Right Hand Hi
2. Life On TV
4. Let Me Bang 2009
5. Big n Bad
6. Pro Nails (feat. Kanye West)
7. Step (feat. Estelle)
8. Switch Board (feat. DJ Gant-Man)
9. Get Fresh
11. You Ain’t Really Down
10/20 – Seattle, WA – Neumos*
10/21 – Portland, OR – Holocene*
10/22 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
10/23 – Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar*
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Ecchoplex*
11/04 – Salt Lake City, UT – W Lounge
11/06 – Columbia, MO – Jesse Auditorium
11/08 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/21 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
11/25 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues*
11/27 – New York, NY – Webster Hall*
The much lauded superstar in the making, Kid Sister, is releasing her long-anticipated debut album, Ultraviolet, on November 17th on Downtown Records / Universal Republic. When Kid Sister (aka Melisa Young) turned in her album, originally titled Dream Date, in September of 2008, she pulled a daring move and asked Downtown to hold off on releasing it.
“There were a few things about the album that irked me…the album wasn’t cohesive”, Young told Pitchfork in an interview earlier this year. Downtown allowed her some time to make the album what she wanted, and she went back to work with executive producer A-Trak and the rest of the creative team behind Fool’s Gold. The result is the stunning Ultraviolet. The album is a landmark, merging electronic music and club rap in ways that have never been done before.
The album includes production by some of the most sought after, cutting edge producers working today (including A-Trak, Rusko, Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso, Sinden, XXXChange, Brian Kennedy, Herve, Yuksek and DJ Gant-Man) who all seem to have recognized the talent and star power that also motivated Kanye West to collaborate with her on 2007’s Pro Nailssingle, helping in part to create the deafening buzz that surrounds her now. The album is 12 songs deep, with each track being mixed seamlessly into the next, creating a continuous mix of songs that contain an innovative approach to their perfectly honed pop sensibilities. The final release of Kid Sister’s signature effervescent rapping style with these innovative producers will cement her debut release as one of the most talked about this year.