Tawiah free download of new collaborative version of Cee Lo Green’s ‘I Want You (Hold On To Love)’
aaamusic | On 08, Aug 2011
Tawiah features on a new collaborative version of Cee Lo Green’s ‘I Want You (Hold On To Love)’
Available as a free download from www.tawiah.co.uk
Recently seen on the BBC documentary Secrets of the Pop Song in which she collaborated with Guy Chambers and Mark Ronson to create a breakthrough single, fast rising south London singer-songwriter Tawiah now also features on a new version of Cee Lo Green’s track ‘I Want You (Hold On To Love)’.
This collaborative version of the song will be available as a free download from www.tawiah.co.uk or
Tawiah’s describes Green as “one of my fav male vocalists ever!” The original version features on Green’s current hit album ‘The Lady Killer’.
Signed to Warner Bros. Records, Tawiah is currently working on material for her upcoming debut album which is due out next year. Tawiah can’t be pigeonholed. Sure, her soulful vocals evoke memories of genre’s past, but her songs cross into increasingly diverse territory. Inspired by London’s mass of cultures, her sound offers something new on every turn: one moment it conveys melodic pop with a fiercely independent attitude, yet the next track might be a modern take on classic ska cut with fierce guitar riffs.
In addition to Mark Ronson and Cee Lo Green, Corinne Bailey Rae, The Guillemots and Gilles Peterson are just some of the names who have already discovered Tawiah.
Like many of the chart-bothering elite, Tawiah is a graduate of the Brit School. But while having the likes of Adele and Leona Lewis among your contemporaries is all well and good, its greatest importance in Tawiah’s story is that it introduced her to Blue and Jodi Milliner – two musicians and producers with whom she continues to enjoy a musical connection with.
Having worked with Corinne Bailey Rae, Tawiah was still at the Brit School when a call from Mark Ronson offered her a role fronting his touring band, The Version Players, on songs made famous by Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, and Mary J. Blige. The Battersea teenager subsequently embarked upon a series of global tours before she’d even began any serious recording work, regularly substituting for her sadly lost friend Amy Winehouse during performances of Ronson’s biggest hit, ‘Valerie’.
Back home, Tawiah soon found herself invited to work with the likes of The Guillemots. But she was eager to spread her wings and progress to become an artist in her own right.
Again working with Jodi Milliner, Tawiah crafted her independently financed debut EP ‘In Jodi’s Bedroom’ (its title referred to the location of its creation) which became a cult favourite on the underground. It caught the attention of Gilles Peterson, and Tawiah subsequently won his Worldwide Award for Best Newcomer.