Check out Sean Kingston's new single, Beautiful Girls. After producing an endless array of hit records for the likes of musical heavyweights such as 50 Cent, The Game, Rihanna and Snoop Dogg, production savant J.R. Rotem has turned his attention to one of the most innovative young talents in music, Sean Kingston, the first signing on his Beluga Heights label.
Kingston, a 17 year old native of Jamaica who now lives in Miami brings his very unique triple threat of talent of rapping, reggae chatting and soulful harmonization with the 2007 release of his debut yet to be titled album.
The melody of 'Stand By Me,' also acted a muse for the first official single off the album 'Beautiful Girls.' It is way more than puppy love when Sean lays his vocals on the record, singing about a shattering break up. 'You're way too beautiful girl,' he sings about heartbreak. 'Girls will have you suicidal when they say it's over.'
'I heard the track 'Stand By Me,' one night in the studio, the radio was on. 'I asked J.R., did anybody ever flip that? He made the beat the beat right there on the spot and I wrote the songs in a few minutes. It's hard when you're in love and a girl tells you that it is time to end things. I know everyone can relate to that, so that's why I had to write about it.' 'Drummer Boy' finds Kingston sticking mainly to rapping over the trouncing pounce of drums, while 'I Can Feel' takes it to the party and incorporates a sample of Phil Collins' timeless 'In the Air Tonight.' Perhaps one of the most eye opening track however may the song 'Prosecutor,' where Kingston vents about what he calls the wrongful imprisonment of his sister and mother. 'You're lying and there's no way to prove it,' he fumes.
Kingston wants to make it clear that he is no cookie cutter artist that has the songs laid out for him. He comes up with 100 percent of his lyrics.
'Man, it feels good to get that creative freedom,' he says. 'Not a lot of artists are put in that position. I don't feel that just because I'm a young dude, somebody should write my songs and say 'ok spit it this way.' I think music is better when it comes from the person, when it comes from your heart. I feel comfortable writing my own music and them letting me do it, is a great situation.
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