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ROCKWiRED iNTERViEWS iHSAAN KHATiM

November 25, 2009

TERMS OF ENRiCHMENT
iHSAAN KHATiM TALKS TO ROCKWiRED
ABOUT HiS SELF-TiTLED DEBUT E.P.
ESCHEWiNG LABELS
AND MAKiNG MUSiC FOR EVERYBODY
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R&B crooner IHSAAN KHATIM’s music is a reminder of what much of today’s R&B has lost sight of – sense of melody and lyrics that thoughtfully analyze the dynamics of relationships and the ways of the world. Taking his queue from such legendary performers as STEVIE WONDER and AL GREEN and mixing it with the sensibilities of GARTH BROOKS and ERIC CLAPTON, KHATIM is on a mission to make music for everyone on the planet. His self-titled debut EP is set for a December release with the promise of a full length LP expected to hit stores sometime in 2010. With all of the hustle and bustle in getting the music out there, KHATIM never loses sight of all the people and loved ones who got him to this crucial point in his career. This gratitude is reflected by his use of the word ‘we’ instead of ‘I’. “[T]he word ‘we’ is in observance of everyone who has contributed to our lives to have us where we are and where we are going.” says KHATIM. “We wouldn’t dare stand in a space and go “I did this!” or “I did that!” We are a combination of all individuals, loved ones and souls that continue to enrich us. We say “we” because that is our standpoint.” (READ MORE)

ROCKWiRED iNTERViEWS AMANDA MORRA

November 24, 2009

THiS TiME WiTH FEELiNG
AMANDA MORRA TALKS TO ROCKWiRED
ABOUT HER SELF-TiTLED DEBUT CD
STRiPPiNG THE MUSiC DOWN (ON OCCASiON)
AND PUTTiNG HERSELF iN THE MUSiC
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The debut album is the album that one has their entire life to prepare for and Toronto-based pop singer AMANDA MORRA is no exception to this rule. Raised on both music and dance since the age of five, MORRA’s future was never in question or doubt and eventually honed her craft as a performer at both the CANADIAN VOCAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC and the prestigious CARDINAL CARTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS. The glorious results of MORRA’s dedication are boasted on her self-titled debut CD where she shows tremendous versatility as a vocalist and a promising start as a songwriter. She is certainly not shy to point out that half of the album is co-written by her. “I really think that you need to write what you know otherwise, it’s not going to come across as authentic or genuine.” says MORRA “I try to write as much as possible. I co-wrote six of the songs on the album so hopefully I will be doing more of that. It is a great way to put all of your thoughts and feelings onto paper. For me, songwriting is an important aspect that you need to have. It’s not just about singing a great song anymore. It’s about being able to put yourself into the music and being genuine with it.” (READ MORE)