Sound of a Woman

Sound of a Woman

by KieszaKiesza


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On her full-length debut Sound of a Woman, Kiesza capitalizes on the success of her '90s dance-reviving hit "Hideaway" and moves beyond it at the same time. Savvily, the album begins with the single that started it all, and what a track it is: a sleek, sexy nod to '90s house, "Hideaway" remains catchy enough to be played on Top 40 radio without compromising any of its danceability. One of 2014's finest dance-pop tracks, "Hideaway" may still be Sound of a Woman's brightest highlight, but the album's other peaks could've been hits for Black Box or CeCe Peniston back in the day. On tracks like "No Enemiesz," "Giant in My Heart," "Over Myself," and "The Love," Kiesza and producers Rami Samir Afuni and Simen & Epsen revitalize the stark beats, pulsing keyboards, and soaring vocals that defined '90s dance with zero irony and lots of energy. The Hideaway EP already suggested that Kiesza was broadening her horizons, a brave move for a new artist so closely associated with a particular sound. Then again, she began her career singing folky material, so she's already proven she's unafraid of change. She gives her '90s fondness a hip-hop bent with "Losin' My Mind," a low-slung track featuring Mick Jenkins and a gritty beat, and "Bad Thing," a collaboration with rapper Joey Bada$$. Elsewhere, she tackles ballads like the title track and the delicate cover of Haddaway's booming hit "What Is Love?" At its best, Sound of a Woman is a potent reminder of how much fun this sound was -- and is.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2014
Label: Island
UPC: 0602547026620
catalogNumber: 002198302
Rank: 130694

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kiesza   Primary Artist
Christian Howes   Violin,Viola
Richard Anthony Davis   Vocals
Yoed Nir   Cello
Greg Byers   Bass,Cello
Leonor Falcon   Violin,Viola
Christopher Marion   Violin,Viola
Jordan Orvosh   Piano
Eli Bishop   Violin,Viola

Technical Credits

Corey Williams   Composer
Christian Howes   Producer
Espen Berg   Composer,Engineer
Ryan West   Piano Engineer
Billy Zarro   Marketing
Zack Atkinson   Art Direction
Jordan Orvosh   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Rami Afuni   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Daniela Rivera   Engineer
Jo-Vaughn Virginie   Composer
Paul Lane   Package Production
Karin Hartmann Eisenblaetter   Composer
Dieter Luenstedt   Composer
Kiesa Rae Ellestad   Composer
Jayson Jenkins   Composer
Carlos St. John   Composer
Paulo "Shirazi" Prudencio   Composer
Fredrik Sivertsen   Programming
Espen   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Simen Riksrud   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Renee Cox   Photo Design

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