(Los Angeles, CA – June 7, 2010) In late 2009 Kwanza released her first single/music video â€œEverything Around You (Iâ€™m not Happy)â€ off her forthcoming LP Supercharged! (Summer 2010) which received heavy viral rotation and was featured on Yahoo’s Entertainment Channel and BET’s Centric network.. The song was a personal tale about romance gone awry, which drew comparisons to India.Arie and Alicia Keys. The second single “Not a Breakup Song” is a conversation starter, giving fans a little bit of rock, a whole lot of pop and providing an anthem for the under-appreciated. “Not a Breakup Song” was the logical next single following the theme of unhappiness, giving an ultimatum and ultimately a wake-up call. She says “If you’re not happy do something about it! I donâ€™t believe the difficult things are better left unsaid. But, I know it can be hard to say what you really want. Whether youâ€™re thinking of breaking-up with your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your hairstylist or your mechanicâ€¦ â€˜Not a Breakup Songâ€™ is your go-to guide.â€œ
Kwanza Jones captivates listeners by singing melodies and belting rock-laced hooks that riddle with emotion, reality lyrics and heart thumping beats. By rÃ©sumÃ© standards, she has done it all. Releasing two full albums (Naked and Naked 2: Universal Fire), an EP (Victim of the System), and singles â€œEverything Around You (I’m Not Happy)â€ and “Not a Breakup Song” which preludes to her newest album, Supercharged! (slated for Summer 2010 release). Add a Princeton and law degrees, charismatic presence, songwriting/arranging credits and undoubtedly Kwanza will secure a place in the ever-evolving indie musical landscape. The impressive accolades (such as climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and afterwards penning the hit â€œTo the Topâ€ co-produced with Eric Clapton keyboardist, Tim Carmon) continue to pile up. An eclectic blend of soul fused pop mixed with modern acoustics and an R&B kiss, Kwanza masters the art of the blended genre. Yet, the former Miss Baltimore sails past the boundaries of a contrived vocalist and offers audible pleasantries with a ravishing sensual appeal. Visually, Kwanza exudes an angelic glow with an intrinsic beauty that radiates powerful energy. But while Kwanzaâ€™s edgy content may make comparatives to Tina Turner apparent, her almost entirely self written songs allow her fans to take pieces of her unique and distinct soul.
Supercharged! was co-produced by Keith Rouster – former bass player for Michael Jackson and songwriter on the Grammy Award Winning The Temptations, the album also features Tim Carmon – well known keyboardist for Eric Clapton and Beyonce and Donnell Spencer Jr. â€“ drummer for Jody Watley and songwriter for Chuckii Bookerâ€™s â€œTurned Awayâ€ which reached #1 on the Billboard R&B Charts.