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March 29th, 2012
Making a dance album with sustenance eludes most wannabe pop stars. Trying to launch a successful dance and pop career outside of Canada comes with added barriers, with the success of Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen a small moment in time compared to the decades of strictly folk and rock music exported from Canada. So when an album like Aleesia’s Girl Talk, a collection of layered and focused songs hits the charts, a breath of fresh air is felt throughout the music community.
Working with producers Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and Bangladesh on Girl Talk and teaming up with G.O.O.D. artist Big Sean on her single Kiss It Bye Bye, Aleesia has crafted an album that infuses hard dance beats with softer guitar rifts to create a pop album for dance fans and a dance album for pop fans.
Listen to Aleesia’s album Girl Talk in MuchMusic’s First Spins section before it’s release on April 3.
Best Tracks: Lullaby, Not That Girl, Kiss It Bye Bye