Time for a new artist to wonder our eyes and ears now. It’s Edei. The 21 year-old from London has been not a stranger in the music world. Last year, she toured with the #1 UK girl band Girls Aloud on their ‘Out of Control Tour’ under the name of Emma Deigmann. Since then, she has been working on her debut album which is set for an autumn release.
Inspired by the pop soul of legends such as Michael Jackson and pop artists who can “really sing” like Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, it was an introduction to the team who discovered and developed Joss Stone that helped cement Edei’s musical direction and she has spent the last two years developing her musical style and performance skills. That learning curve spiked sharply last year when she had the opportunity to support the UK’s leading girl band Girls Aloud on a 36 date arena tour –it was an opportunity she took hold of with relish, describing it as “the best two months of my life”.
Working with a female producer was something that appealed to Edei and she and Misreid got on like a house on fire from the off. Misreid helped to crystalise her unique sound – a mixture of pop, funk and soul and introduced her to other musicians who have collaborated on the album including Mary J Blige’s backing singers, and Alicia Keys’ brass section. Mixing credits on the album include Tom Elmhirst, among whose previous credits are Amy Winehouse’s classic ‘Back To Black’ and Adele’s ‘Chasing Pavements’.
The remix package of ‘In My Bed’ recently crashed straight into the Top 10 of the influential Upfront Club Chart, with remixes by Dave Aude, Almighty and Full Intention making it one of the hottest dance floor fillers around.
Edei is set to release her debut single, ‘In My Bed’ on July 21st and her debut album, ‘Inside Information’ is slated for an autumn release.
Check out her debut single, ‘In My Bed’ below. You’ve got to hate the dancers’ costume right?