NAÏKA UNVEILS “AFRICAN SUN FT. MICHAEL BRUN (REMIX)”
WORLD-POP SINGER-SONGWRITER TEAMS WITH AFRO-CARRIBEAN PRODUCER AND GRAMMY-NOMINEE MICHAEL BRUN FOR NEW REMIX
ORIGINAL VERSION FOUND ON NAÏKA’S DEBUT EP, LOST IN PARADÏSE, PT. 1
“AFRICAN SUN FT. MICHAEL BRUN (REMIX)” PREMIERES TODAY ON ALL DSPs
World-pop singer-songwriter Naïka has announced today’s premiere of a new single, “African Sun Ft. Michael Brun (Remix).” The newly remixed track is joined by an official lyric video, streaming now on Naïka and Michael Brun’s YouTube channels. “African Sun Ft. Michael Brun (Remix)” is available now on all DSPs.
Originally found on Naïka’s acclaimed debut EP, LOST IN PARADÏSE, PT. 1, “African Sun” was written by Naïka as a celebration of her Haitian roots after last year’s massive series of anti-government protests in Haiti. Sung in both Haitian Creole and English, “African Sun Ft. Michael Brun (Remix)” sees the Miami-born, Los Angeles-based songstress teaming with her fellow Haitian American artist for a truly enhanced version of the song.
“I’ve been a fan of Michael and his work for years now,” says Naïka. “Given that this is my first song in creole and an ode to Haiti, this collab made the most sense.”
“I loved working with Naika on African Sun,” says Grammy-nominee Michael Brun. “This song brings together so many different sounds and cultures to create something that really feels unique and special. I’m really proud of the way it turned out and feel like this is what global Haitian music represents. I think Naika is one of the most brilliant artists and songwriters I’ve ever worked with and I’m looking forward to creating much more with her in the future.”
LISTEN TO “AFRICAN SUN FT. MICHAEL BRUN (REMIX)”
WATCH “AFRICAN SUN FT. MICHAEL BRUN (REMIX)” | OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO
Naïka recently caused a sensation with her featured role on Young T & Bugsey’s new “Don’t Rush Feat. Naïka (Remix).” The just-released remix of the British hip-hop duo’s worldwide viral smash premiered via an official lyric video streaming now at YouTube HERE.
Naïka lit the fuse on the “Don’t Rush Feat. Naïka (Remix)” with a TikTok video of her own, captioned “If I had a verse in ‘Don’t Rush’” (streaming HERE). The clip caught fire with over 6.3 million views in just a few short days, creating a storm of social media attention including that of Young T & Bugsey themselves, who quickly invited Naïka to join them on the brand new remix.
LISTEN TO LOST IN PARADÏSE, PT. 1
LISTEN TO “AFRICAN SUN”
WATCH “DON’T RUSH FEAT. NAÏKA (REMIX)”
ABOUT NAÏKA:
Naïka has already earned acclaim and attention for her distinctive fusion of sounds, a sonic approach she describes simply as “world-pop.” Born in Miami, the gifted singer-songwriter fell in love with music at an early age, absorbing inspiration from her French and Haitian heritage as well as her family’s wide-ranging travels around the globe, from Guadeloupe to Kenya, from South Africa to Vanuatu and beyond. Indeed, the influence of African, European, and Caribbean cultures has shaped her both as an artist and as a citizen of the world, evidenced by her hugely popular cover of the Haitian classic, “Papa Gèdè (Bel Gason),” as well as recent tracks like “Oh Mama,” “Déjà Vu,” and the worldwide streaming hit, “Ride.”
International applause has already come from such publications as Germany’s MYP Magazine, which wrote, “Naïka wants to add more color to her favorite thing in the world: pop music…Blessed with an incredible voice, she is free of pretension and seemingly doesn’t have a boring bone in her body.” “Naïka isn’t a typical American pop artist,” declared Frontrunner. “She’s here to bring her own sound…and maybe even do it in French.”
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ABOUT MICHAEL BRUN:
Michael has long been a champion for music in the Afro-Caribbean diaspora, a staunch advocate for its importance in popular music today. He’s collaborated with artists like Africa’s Mr. Eazi, Colombia’s J. Balvin, UNiiQU3 and Kah Lo, hosted over 30 Haitian artists as part of the BAYO live series, served as a Haitian consultant to Spotify, and done extensive charity work with APJ and The Audio Institute in Haiti. In 2019, he released his debut album Lokal, a shining example of Michael’s singular production style, fusing traditional Haitian rhythms with modern pop and electronic beats.
2020 is off to an incredible start for Michael, earning three Latin-grammy nominations for his productions on J. Balvin’s album Colores, launching an industry-first digital live performance of his BAYO series, and announcing his forthcoming EP Melanin.
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