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  • New Song: One on One (Always)

    Kim B.'s New Single is here! 

    Our generation is so distracted by so much technology and we're always updating our social media profiles. It's real easy to start neglecting your life offline and the people you love. 

    This song is about spending quality time together, face to face, no distractions. 

    Listen below and see how it turned out.

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    Lyrics

    Verse 1

    Tell me why you don’t answer my calls

    You seem like you don’t even care at all

    Last time I checked you still wanted me

    So baby why can’t we express all our needs

    Hook

    One on One with you is all I want

    Can we spend some time put down your phone

    Look me in the eyes tell me I’m the one...always

    One on One with you is all I need

    Anything you want boy it’s in me

    You’re everything I wish for in my dreams...always

    Always…..(2x)

    Verse 2

    I’m not sure what you got on your mind

    But all I wanna do is spend quality time

    Quality Quality Oh!

    B Section

    Baby what’s wrong with that

    Don’t act so stand offish

    Oh you wanna play mad

    Now you know I'm that kind of chick

    Who can see you through

    Holding back can’t stand up to this

    So do what you do

    I can change our night in one kiss

    Chorus

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  • How to Create a Great ReMix!

    In the past two years I have been doing remixes/covers to popular mainstream songs. Though I have my own collection of original songs, I do enjoy putting a Kim B. twist on other artists’ songs. Plus the process of writing and recording a remix is a lot faster (and cheaper!) than doing original music. Putting out remixes helps me keep my fans entertained in between my original recordings.

    Here are my TOP 4 TIPS for creating a great remix!

    1. Research what’s HOT!

    The song should have been released in the past year and should still be relevant. I typically go to Billboard.com to check out what is currently hot. The more recent the songs release, the more likely you are to create a buzz with your remix of that song.

     

    1. Pick your peers! (or not)

    You can grow your fan base if you strategically remix songs by artists who are in the same genre as you are. I have remixed songs by Beyonce, Rihanna, Omarion, etc. All these artists are Pop/R&B singers and their fan demographics are similar to mine. On the other hand, you may want to remix a song of an artist who is NOTHING like you. I only recommend this if you are looking to reach an audience who normally wouldn’t be interested in your music. In the end, it all depends on what you are looking to achieve with your remix.

     

    1. Be creative and not identical!

    I’ve seen some artists do covers and do it in the same key, same exact lyrics, same vocal arrangement, and same tone as the original song. Big mistake! You want to give fans a reason to listen to your version. People want to hear something new. You should put a new twist on the song while still maintaining elements of the original song. Female artists consider covering a song that was originally sang by a male. Male artists vice versa. When I remix, I tend to customize the lyrics but keep the same vocal arrangement. *(Check out my remix to Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake” called “Kim B. Day”.Also check out Anita Bakers cover of Tyrese’s “Lately” ).

     

    1. Block out the others!

    Don’t listen to anybody else’s remix before creating yours. If you hear how someone else re-made the song, it will be hard to get their way of doing it out of your head. You don’t want to let their version influence your creativity.

     

    These are the tips that have worked for me. I hope they help you out as well, however, different things work for different artists. If you have some more tips, please leave them in the comments. Also, be sure to leave links to your remixes/covers, I would love to hear them.

     

    God Bless,

    Kim B.

  • Kim B. Rocks Elgin at JB’s. (September 22, 2012)

     

    So, Gremlen Studios put together a showcase that featured a lot of rappers and………..ME! LOL

    Once again I was the only female performer and singer, I’m not complaining, just simply making an observation. I have been the only female at shows for quite some time now (even my dancers are males) so I’m used to it. I’ve actually embraced it.  No biggie!

    I open my set with a Kim B. original “…Makes Me Wanna Dance” Though it was my 6th time performing this song, it was my 1st time doing it without Knu York. I missed his presence and energy, but the show must go on! So I cut Knu York’s part out of the song and filled it with a dance break (typical Kim B. fashion right, lol) which the crowd seemed to really enjoy.

    Another 1st for me last night was adding a costume change. Okay, so it wasn’t a full wardrobe transformation (I simply change my top and through on my gloves and shades.) But it was fun to do while my dancers entertained the audience and showed their skills.

    Both outfits consisted of a white top, anyone who’s been at my shows for the past year may have noticed this strategic color choice. Whenever I know I’ll be performing in a low-light setting, I wear white to make sure I stand out on stage and camera. It’s been a pretty consistent image this year for me and my dancers. I think it works!

     

    I ended my set with a Kim B. original “Thank God”. At first, I had planned to place my latest single “Cry Myself to Sleep” in the show, but after much thought I decided that it would not fit the tone I was going for that night so I switched it with “Thank God”. I really felt led to sing it and I didn’t care if it was “risky” because the song is a representation of me – Kim B, and everything I believe in, so…why not sing it?

    The audience couldn’t have been more receptive though, by the end of the song everyone was repeating “Thank God” after me. What a wonderful sound to hear. I loved it!

    So my entire set went over well, and when I was done total strangers were coming up to me, hugging me and complementing the performance. In appreciation, I gave out free Cds in exchange for email addresses for my newsletter. I’m really excited to connect and keep in touch with my new friends and fans!

     Well that’s about all for now people. I hope you enjoyed my review/wrap-up of my show. I plan to make blogging a habit from now on. Thanks for reading, please leave comments and feedback. Love you all.

    God Bless,

     Kim B.