Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014
Kylie Marcus’ single “Yellow Shirt” reached #4 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales Chart this week. “Yellow Shirt” is the first single from Marcus’ debut EP No Disguise, which is the pop/R&B recording artist’s first release under her record label JMWest Entertainment.
The single debuted on Thanksgiving Day on SiriusXM 20 on 20 and has since received airplay across the US. In its first week, “Yellow Shirt” found a place on the Mediabase Taking Off Chart. It has since ranked on airplay charts for Top 40, Urban and Rhythmic.
“Yellow Shirt,” says record producer/co-writer Jean-Michel Soupraya, “is a fun, groovy song that draws people together into its energy - its good vibe - in a very positive way. This is the kind of song that makes you forget everything else and just enjoy.”
JMWest Entertainment held a release party celebrating the early success of the single and the release of No Disguise earlier this week. Out to support Kylie this night was John JR Robinson, who played drums on the EP, Scott Frankfurt, an engineer for the project, and Peisha McPhee, Kylie’s vocal coach. Jerry Avenaim, also in attendance, photographed the cover for No Disguise.
At just 21 years of age, Kylie has been referred to as a female Bruno Mars. Imagine the musical offspring of Barbara Streisand and James Brown and you have a glimpse into the soul of Kylie Marcus.
“When I was very little my favorite thing to listen to was Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5,” Kylie recalls her first romance with the genre she would one day embrace herself as a solo artist.
“I’ve never written any other kind of music,” says Kylie. “Everyone in my family listens to something different – my dad loves Kansas, my mom rocks out a little more than that and my sisters both have their own thing going on. I guess, growing up, I always just felt like R&B was personal for me, it was my thing. It just feels authentic to me. It always has.”
With her debut EP, No Disguise, Kylie delivers a well-rounded selection that showcases all facets of her Pop/R&B sound. In “Yellow Shirt,” Kylie gets people on their feet. She rides the groove into “Butterfly,” adds a touch of jazz with “Something Wrong,” and conquers the ballad with “Walk On Water.” In “The Real Me,” Kylie drops a rhyme and opens a window into her personal life.
Despite the parental advisory warning and the relevant Urban Pop influence, Kylie is all soul when she sings. In every song she tells a truth, a story—hers or one she has personally witnessed—with a wisdom and honesty that is simultaneously refreshing and nostalgic.
Kylie’s lyrics are raw, real, and can rock the boat at times, but “I can’t do it any other way,” she says. “This is how I express myself; it’s the only way I know how.”