Breaking onto the scene, new pop/electronica collective, The Urban State, are set to release their first single, ‘Don’t Say A Word’ on June 7th taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Love On Loop’ for release this summer.
‘Don’t Say a Word’, is electro/dance pop at its best. It’s soulful and squelchy when it counts, a celebration of the all-consuming need to get on the floor.
The single showcases the talents of singer, songwriter and founding member R-Jay, singer Miss Reprazent, and Producer Mix Master Matt, who’s worked with Leftfield, Finlay Quay, Boy George and System 7 just to name a few.
The Urban State is the brainchild of R-Jay, an East London based songwriter who wanted to bring together a collective of singers, songwriters and artists to create music & art that showcased the talents of all those involved and give air to their creativity in an environment where everyone has a voice.
With ‘Don’t Say a Word’ this trio of talent has crafted a sound that encapsulates the essence of urban bliss – captivating a pop/electronica tune for the modern listeners discerning ear. With shared influences including Justice, Fedde Le Grand, Calvin Harris, Example, Basement Jaxx and Daft Punk, the collective’s sound clearly reflects the thrill of dance-pop’s genre trashing and reaching for something fresh and different.
“I love the textures in the production of the song and how it has light & shade”, says R-Jay. “I like the contrast between my vocal and Miss Reprazent’s- without a doubt that girl can sing”.
Electronica, or pop, The Urban State is a band that oozes with experimentation with both production and vocal elements. Quirky, fun and highly original, The Urban State’s debut single ‘Don’t Say A Word’ brings a wave of feel-good just in time for the summer.
All three members are part of the rare chemistry that forms the signature The Urban State sound, which is equal parts sexy, conceptual, and honest.
This is only the start for The Urban State with another single set to be released in the coming weeks and the release of their album ‘Love On Loop’ this summer.
To listen to Urban State’s ‘Don’t Say a Word’: www.theurbanstate.com/music