Category: Breaking News
Published on Monday, 17 Sep 2012 11:46
Written by WWJ
DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Capitalizing on his coming in Whitney Houston’s final film “Sparkle,” two-time Grammy-nominated KEM has finished his initial holiday album, “What Christmas Means.”
It’s set for an Oct. 16 recover on a Motown Records label. The manuscript is highlighted by a duet with Verve recording artist, Ledisi, on “Be Mine For Christmas,” co-written by KEM and new co-operator Melanie Rutherford. The manuscript also includes band arrangements by Motown legend, Paul Reiser.
“What Christmas Means” is a fourth Motown recover by lifelong Detroiter, KEM, who constructed his manuscript during state-of-the-art Studio A Recording in Dearborn Heights. The 10-song manuscript weaves new strange Christmas compositions co-written by KEM and Melanie Rutherford, with normal holiday classics.
“Writing and recording a Christmas manuscript is something that I’ve wanted to do for some time,” KEM pronounced in a press release. “Half of a manuscript consists of covers of my favorite holiday songs, and half are strange compositions. I’d systematise it as a classical Christmas manuscript with a regretful spin, that’s thoughtful, comfortable and sensuous. My wish is that people will be personification it for years to come.”
It’s tradition, with a method of songs that includes “Glorify The King,” “What Christmas Means,” “A Christmas Song For You,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Christmas Time Is Here,” “The Christmas Song,” “Be Mine For Christmas (featuring Ledisi),” “Merry Christmas Baby,” “We Three Kings,” and “Doo Wop Christmas (That’s What Christmas Is All About).”
KEM played his many new sold-out headlining “Intimacy Tour of a U. S.” with special guest Musiq Soulchild and Ledisi. Earlier this year, he done his second outing to South Africa, his biggest general domain outward a U.S., for a span of sold-out concerts during Standard Bank Arena in Johannesburg.
While visiting, he was presented with bullion record plaques by Universal Music South Africa for his initial dual Motown albums, “KEMISTRY” (released 2002) and “ALBUM II” (2005).