Friday, 18 March 2016

New Album: MYA (@MissMYA) - Smoove Jones



With a recent resurgence in the popularity of 90's R&B, it's good to see one of the era's best known stars back with new music in 2016.

Mýa Marie Harrison aka MYA first appeared on the scene in 1998 but it wasn't really until 2000 that the UK took notice when the classic single 'Case Of The Ex' became a top 3 hit.

She was also later featured on the worldwide #1 smash 'Moulin Rouge' cover version of LABELLE's 'Lady Marmalade' together with PINK, CHRISTINA AGUILERA and LIL KIM

Along the way MYA has also acted appearing in big budget Hollywood movies, including the big screen version of the musical 'Chicago' as well as more recently in 2009 appearing on 'Dancing With The Stars'

Now 18 years on from the release of her debut single, she's back to her first love, music.

 'Smoove Jones' with it's themes of love was, appropriately enough, released on Valentine's Day this year. It sees the vocalist returning to her roots and influences. In a recent radio interview MYA said, "I chose Smoove Jones as the title because it best described the laid back, smooth essence and approach to this project.". It's also said that she was given the title as a nickname in the studio by friend and fellow artist Cliff Lewis

Her first full album in 5 years, the album is released on MYA's own Planet 9 label

Running like a radio show, the all new set has a classic and familiar sound with many of the tracks referencing soul greats from years gone by, with old school influences from the 70's & 80's. 

The incredible sweet vocals on display are still as strong as ever throughout the album. Stand out tracks include the hot 'Hold On' featuring Maryland rapper PHIL ADE and sexy slow jam 'Team You'

Does this mean we will get to see MYA performing in the UK again soon? Although as yet nothing is planned, with the return of the likes of BRANDY and JOJO to our shores in 2016 we can only hope. Watch this space. 

You can listen to the album now in it's entirety on Spotify and is available to buy on itunes as well as physical copies from MYA's website below

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