Each week Today’s Top Tune gives you a handful of new songs. This week we start with Gaby Moreno who belts out a Motown sounding song with a twist. German-born artist Roosevelt, who is currently on his biggest headlining tour, including his first time in the US. We’ll share a new song from the imitable soul singer Sharon Jones. Talented songwriter Emily King provides a catchy new song about friendship. And hear from Kita Klane. Whatever you do, don’t call her a Bond girl!
Monday, Sept 19
Gaby Moreno has a Latin Grammy in her arsenal. She also has Gabriel Roth, who is famous for producing artists like Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse, taking the reigns as producer of her new album. If you’re interested in a soulful track that harkens back to the classic sound of Motown with a Latin flair, look no further and turn to “Se Apagó” (Love Is Gone).
Tuesday, Sept 20
Right out of the gate, Emily King’s debut album won her a Grammy nomination in 2007. King has toured with John Legend, has opened for Nas and collaborated with José James. She’s a recipient of the Holly Prize (a tribute to the legacy of Buddy Holly) for her songwriting capability. Take a listen to “Good Friend” from her album The Switch.
Wednesday, Sept 21
Sharon Jones is a remarkable singer with an extraordinary tale behind her powerful voice. Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple spent a year chronicling Jones’ life and turned it into a documentary about the singer as she fought cancer and turned to her making music to stay strong. We’re proud to feature a new song from the soundtrack as Today’s Top Tune. It’s aptly named “I’m Still Here.”
Thursday, Sept 22
Marius Lauber, AKA Roosevelt, is having a big year. He’s released his self-titled debut album and is currently touring the country on his first ever US tour. It took him a couple of years to write, record, and produce an album’s worth of dance-friendly songs including Today’s Top Tune, “Wait Up.”
Friday, Sept 23
“Technicolor” is the latest single from LA-based producer/songwriter Kita Klane, who says she didn’t want to be a Bond girl growing up. Instead she saw herself as a girl Bond. The sultry singer concocts sexy, hooky songs, with last years “Fingerprints” earning her a lot of attention. She also has a track on the new Mexican Institute of Sound & Toy Selectah collaborative album, Compass. Keep your ears peeled, she’ll pull the trigger on several more new singles throughout the year.