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SINGLE REVIEW: Oh Damn Yeah (Nashville Mix) by Kanisha K

KanishaK, released a radio single “Oh Damn Yeah” to Top 40 and CHR radio. The song was written and produced by uber Producer Joe Vulpis (Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Richie Blackmore, Jennifer Love Hewitt etc.) and mastered by Tom Coyne (Adele, Beyonce, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Pink, Ariana Grande.)  Kanisha recorded both “Oh Damn Yeah” and “Never Stopped Loving You” at Vulpis’ studios in Nashville. In addition, Kanisha K won “Best Pop” award at the 2014 HMMA’s (Hollywood Music In Media Awards) last November for her song “I Gotta Stupid Boyfriend,” an admirable feat for a young artist.

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/kanisha-k/oh-damn-yeah-country-mix

The first thing that caught my eye when researching Kanisha’s background was this single’s producer being Joe Vulpis. He’s a high-end producer, so you just know the music is going to be good. And, in the case of “Oh Damn Yeah” there is no exception to that rule.

This is a big sounding country record with all the modern pop bells and whistles. But I’m not going to call it country-pop, it’s just lighter than country rock. Most of the song rides on her vocal talents, which do the talking for the fabulous melodies. They’re second to none throughout this world class song. It also can’t hurt to have Tom Coyne at the master helm.

The guitars do rock with some incendiary fills, but it’s still a contained groove in the music that keeps it easy listening, rather than too heavy to handle. There is a fine line there and she walks it without confusing the country genre for what it is. But then again, it sounds like Kanisha can sing the phone book without any qualms as to what genre, as she has a very jazzy voice to make it even more interesting.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/4NgSS02ZIXP6kTnWjqAyTM

She has a certain flexibility that can take her farther than any hardcore factors about her. That’s another remarkable thing about this young artist on her way up, where the sky is apparently the limit if there is one.

You’ll hear how low and high her voice can register within just one song. The mix of so clean it’s a seamlessly wonderful voice from all angles, but the music talent isn’t all that is on display, as indicated. This really isn’t my normal country speed, and that’s where it always helps to give something a chance, and I’m glad I did. It’s not wise to dismiss anything just because it might not be your cup of tea.

One listen and it very well might. This track is a testament to that and everything Kanisha seems to be about. I wouldn’t count anything out with her.

Before I put the headphones on, I was actually-expecting a much more dance-paced track, but I was pleasantly surprised by the whole delivery. And after looking more into Kanisha, it’s obvious that she swings just about every direction music goes. So, it’s important to know that she is not singing to only one audience.

She has other tracks that aren’t country music, she’s also a pop artist. This cut is appropriately titled as a “Nashville Mix” on Spotify but also classified as a country song. Kanisha blends it all down to her own great soulful style. Top marks for this single, it’s a hot number.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pg/kanishakmusic

by Larry Toering

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