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Amanda Reifer releases debut solo single “Girl Like Me”

1 Dec

Photo Credit: Jahket Photography

Amanda Reifer has released her debut solo single online.

“Girl Like Me” – which was produced by T-Rat Armstrong  and Barry Hill of DreadHawk Productions – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Reifer’s upcoming project reportedly delivers further contributions from Banx & Ranx (Dua Lipa, Ella Eyre), Diztortion (Becky Hill, Caitlyn Scarlett), Boi-1da (Normani, Jessie Reyez) and Jeremy Skaller (Kiana Lede, Jay Sean).

As a member of Bajan quartet Cover Drive, Reifer topped the UK singles chart with the Ina Wroldsen-penned/Quiz & Larossi-produced “Twilight,” taken from the group’s debut album under Polydor Records, “Bajan Style.”

Stream the audio clip for “Girl Like Me” below.

https://open.spotify.com/track/3OIumDkvKpRy6pi70VG7qh?si=pkiu_Yp3RyabJ8JJNsdLjg

Cover Drive share lyric video for new single “Breakdown”

14 Mar

Cover Drive have shared the lyric video for their new single online.

The Bajan quartet – composed of Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding, and Barry Hill – posted the Jahket-directed clip for “Breakdown” to their YouTube channel on Monday (March 13, 2017).

The Dread Hawk-produced track was co-written by Reifer and Emma Ariel alongside Kerrie “KETA” Thomas-Armstrong, who previously teamed up with Cover Drive on “Love Junkie,” “Whatever Suits You,” “Lovesick Riddim,” “Welcome to Me,” “Grapefruit Perrier,” “Easy Life,” and Alexandra Stan’s “Trumpet Blows.”

Cover Drive’s sophomore studio collection, tentatively entitled “In the Meantime,” is expected to arrive later this year.

The highly-anticipated project follows 2013’s “Bajan Style,” which debuted at number fourteen on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including the Ina Wroldsen-assisted “Twilight” and Jonathan Rotem-produced “Lick Ya Down.”

Watch the lyric video for “Breakdown” below.

Cover Drive unveils “Grapefruit Perrier” lyric video

24 Feb

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Cover Drive have unveiled their new single online.

The Bajan quartet posted the lyrical clip for “Grapefruit Perrier” to their YouTube channel on Tuesday (February 23, 2016).

“Grapefruit Perrier” was written by group members Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding and Barry Hill along with regular collaborator and manager, Kerrie Thomas-Armstrong.

Cover Drive’s upcoming sophomore studio collection and follow-up to 2012’s “Bajan Style” will be released later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from Mac & Phil (Jess Glynne, Emeli Sande), Will IDAP (Kygo, Jessie J), Ms. D (Karen Harding, Parker Ighile) and Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Leona Lewis).

Watch the lyric video for “Grapefruit Perrier” below.

Cover Drive reunites with Naughty Boy for new album

6 Aug

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Bajan quartet Cover Drive have reunited with Naughty Boy on new material for their upcoming sophomore album.

Naughty Boy initially produced and co-wrote songs for Cover Drive along with regular collaborator Emeli Sande. However, the recorded material did not make the final cut of Cover Drive’s debut album due to a change in music direction.

Notable songwriting and production credits by the hitmaker – real name Shahid Khan – include Alesha Dixon’s “Radio” [Asylum Records], Leona Lewis’ “Trouble” [Syco Music] and Cheryl’s “Craziest Things” [Polydor Records].

Naughty Boy’s debut album “Hotel Cabana” – featuring guest appearances from Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Wiz Khalifa, Ella Eyre, and Chasing Grace – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Virgin EMI Records.

Furthermore, he has contributed to the next projects by Emeli Sande [Capitol], Rihanna [Roc Nation], Jess Glynne [Atlantic], Tamera Foster [Syco Music], Ava Lily [Naughty Records] and Tanika Bailey [Virgin EMI].

Meanwhile, Cover Drive are expected to release their second studio collection – boasting further productions and songwriting contributions from Mac and Phil, Will IDAP, and Dayo “Ms. D” Olatunji – later this year.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Bajan Style,” which debuted at number fourteen on the UK Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Twilight” and the Jonathan Rotem-produced “Lick Ya Down.”

Watch the music video for “Think About It” below.

Cover Drive teams up with Mac and Phil for sophomore album

5 Aug

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Cover Drive have teamed up with Mac and Phil for their second album.

The duo – composed of Matt Holmes and Phil Leigh – are part of UK band Chasing Grace alongside Phil Plested and Grace Ackerman.

Furthermore, the songwriting and production team have reportedly contributed to the next projects by Emeli Sande [Capitol Records], Ava Lily [Naughty Records], Tamera Foster [Syco Music] and Tanika [Virgin EMI Records].

Meanwhile, Cover Drive are expected to release their sophomore collection – featuring singles “Love Junkie” and “No One Knows” – later this year.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Bajan Style,” which debuted at number 14 on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Lick Ya Down,” “Sparks” and the Ina Wroldsen-assisted “Twilight.”

Watch the music video for “Run” below.

Cover Drive announces new single “Try Again”

29 Apr

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The new single by Cover Drive has been announced.

The Bajan group – consisting of members Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding and Barry Hill – christened “Try Again” as the next promotional cut from their upcoming sophomore album.

“Try Again” follows previous singles “Love Junkie” and “No One Knows,” which are now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Cover Drive’s debut album, “Bajan Style,” was released in May 2013 under Polydor Records. That collection peaked to number fourteen on the UK Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Lick Ya Down” and “Twilight.”

For the new album, Cover Drive enlisted the services of Will IDAP.  The hitmaker – born William Wiik Larsen – is known for co-writing and producing Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong” [Warner Bros] and Jessie J’s “Personal” [Republic].

Watch the music video for “Sparks” below.

Cover Drive enlists Will IDAP for sophomore album

7 Apr

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Cover Drive have recorded new material with William Larsen.

The music producer and songwriter – also known as Will IDAP – is responsible for international hit single “Am I Wrong” by Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz. The track peaked to number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

He also co-wrote “Personal” for Jessie J along with Jenna Andrews and Elle Varner. The track appears on the British singer/songwriter’s third album, “Sweet Talker,” out now via Lava Records and Republic Records.

Meanwhile, Cover Drive – consisting of members Amanda Reifer, T. Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding and Barry Hill – are currently working on their upcoming sophomore studio collection.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Bajan Style,” which spawned hit singles “Lick Ya Down,” “Twilight,” “Sparks” and “Explode,” as well as productions from Jonathan Rotem, Steve Mac and Future Cut.

Current singles “No One Knows” and “Love Junkie” are now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Watch the music video for “All My Love” below.