With more than 294 million streams of her tunes, 3.2 million singles sold and nearly a million passionate Facebook fans, Havana Brown presents her boldest move yet, with the release of her new hip-hop / RnB single Glimpse. Featuring one of the rap world’s hottest young guns and Kendrick Lamar collaborator, Atlanta-based Rich The Kid, Glimpse is the first taste of an exciting new EP released later this year.
Produced by Hollywood Hot Sauce, Glimpse is sexy, sassy and instantly infectious. The tune is a seductive anthem that celebrates living your best life. With its spacious production, minimalism and incredible vocal performance, it finds the artist at her most confident and assured.
“It’s still club music. It’s always had a pop element to it and I always want to be able to play my music in the club,” she explains. “It’s sexy, it’s got that darkness to it, it’s thumping. I had a vision of having something a lot sexier than I’ve done in the past, which is exciting and liberating.”
It was Rich The Kids track ‘Plug Walk’ that led Havana Brown to feature the artist on her track. Recorded at Westlake Recording Studios, West Hollywood, Havana explains, “when I’m in the studio I like listening to music I’m inspired by, and one of the tracks I was playing when we started writing was Rich The Kid’s ‘Plug Walk’. When we’d gotten a lot of the song down, the producer I was working with sent it to Rich The Kid – and he was like, ‘This is hot, I want to do this.’ So he jumped on the track. It was amazing.”
The Melbourne-born, LA-based artist has toured with the pop world’s biggest – including Britney Spears, Rihanna, Beyonce and the Pussycat Dolls – and scored big hits with her original tunes “We Run The Night” (triple platinum), which sold over a million in the US, “Warrior” (double platinum) and “Big Banana” (platinum).
While Brown is immensely proud of her back catalogue – from the Crave Mix compilation series to her debut solo album, 2013’s ARIA Top 10 hit Flashing Lights – she’s never been more excited to have fans see just what she can do as well as take it back to where she began.
“When I first started DJing, I was playing in the RnB clubs, because you had to choose in Australia – dance clubs played only dance and RnB clubs played only RnB. I was playing in RnB Clubs but I was trying to play dance music throughout my sets as well. I’ve grown up with hip-hop; my Crave series, it started off completely urban. People who would have known me back then would have known me as an urban DJ. And as soon as I finished my last album, I was like, ‘I need to do urban music.’”
Despite the darker, broodier production on Glimpse, it’s an anthemic, uplifting call to arms that feels as suited for listening at home on headphones as it is for the dance floor.