September 19th, 2010 19:44 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Arika Kane, R&B Songstress
Frequency Magazine described Arika Kane`s self "titled debut album as authentic soul. " Her hit single, Bcuz I Luv U, garnered radio airplay and sizzled up the charts. Arika`s sophomore single, 4 The Lovers, is swiftly taking over the airwaves and has the Internet all abuzz about this R&B songstress.
Arika was fascinated by music since she can remember. She grew up in Connecticut in a close-knit musical family. Both of her parents are musicians and her father is an accomplished songwriter. At the age of ten, Arika confidently picked up a microphone and, since then, has yet to put it down. "Music is my only true way of expression," says Arika Kane. "I am willing to share all of myself through my music. There is absolutely nothing that I would not write about because my experiences are what led me to where I am today."
The album, ARIKA KANE, is already garnering praise. Hip Hop Weekly wrote "Arika`s debut album delivers a complete composition that will really resonate with true music fans." CD Baby named Arika Kane as one of the "hottest new up-and-coming artists to hit the music scene." From the soulful Never Really Knew U to the playful Ring My Bell to the sorrowful Why Did We Fall N Luv, the songs are a portal straight to Arika`s thoughts and emotions, also featured on the album is a soulful rendition of the Bobby Brown classic, Rock Witcha.
Last year, Arika was honored to be a part of the "One World Tour" with R&B legends Maze, Frankie Beverly, Babyface and Charlie Wilson in Southaven, Mississippi. Another highlight of her career has been performing at the famous Sugar Bar owned and operated by legendary Ashford & Simpson. Currently, Arika is preparing to embark on her first major promotional tour as a result of making great strides at radio.
"I am so excited for the world to hear my album. Every song has its own identity and place, yet they are all equally amazing," says Arika. "My goal in all my music is to make people feel good. I really believe that we do not embrace the really good things in life as much as we should and through my music I hope to contribute to that."
Arika`s current single at radio, Here With Me, has taken radio personalities and fans by storm. It has climbed the charts so fast that Arika Kane " is becoming a household name.
The spotlight is on Arika Kane and, with her drive, confidence and focus, she is determined to Make It!