It has been two years since Norwegian artist K-Syran released her last album, Smoke in my Veins. We interviewed her last year after her single, “Hello” achieved some success on the Billboard chart, and she has been mentioned in four of our Monday Mash-up articles.
When we first heard the U.K. version of her new material, we were not impressed. Her initial single felt incomplete, like it was recorded unprofessionally in a garage. The vocals did not seem to be in sync, and the only thing going for the song was its incessant beat, making it a good dance track since no one would be listening to the vocals anyway.
Enter Eric Alexandrakis, critically acclaimed musician and producer. When he finished remastering the single “Dizzy,” it was completely transformed into a radio ready hit song. All of the problems we had with the U.K. version had been corrected, and we were beginning to see why K-Syran was becoming such an in-demand performer.
Her new album Dizzy was released in its remastered version on September 29, along with her new single, “Temptation.” Here’s the music video for that song.
K-Syran also recently hosted a live event to commemorate World Peace Day on September 21.
Artist Name: K-Syran
Album Name: Dizzy
Label: Intimacy Records
Track Listing: 1. Dizzy; 2. Temptation; 3. Skin; 4. Hudson River; 5. Staring at the Wall; 6. Show Me; 7. My Angel Tonight; 8. LA; 9. Call out my Name; 10. Peace Song
Publicist: Jennifer Allison Publicity
Review: K-Syran is not just a creator of dance music. A thorough listen to her latest album, Dizzy, will attest. Her songs are well written, and help propel her beyond her dance music beginnings. The first two tracks have both been released as singles, and we think that there is other material on the album that would also make good singles, including “Skin.” The songwriting skills have definitely improved, possibly as a result of K-Syran’s desire to be an activist for change, as indicated in her song “Peace.” Other songs that caught our interest include “Staring at the Wall,” “Show Me,” “My Angel Tonight,” “LA” and “Call out my Name.”
Recommendation: Kudos to collaborators Phillip Larsen and Chris Smith of Manhatten Clique on their work on this album. We recommend that you grab this one, and also check out her live performances at her upcoming CD release shows in New York City, Miami and Los Angeles.