NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- New York based singer/songwriter Matisse joins forces with Konvict Music, international pop star Akon's label, to remix her No. 1 dance hit "Better Than Her." The remix (Click to listen) features Akon and is currently exploding at Top 40 radio.
"I'm extremely excited about working with Matisse!" says Akon. "Konvict Music has played a major role in breaking a number of artists over the past couple of years including Lady GaGa and T-Pain. I think Matisse has the potential to be America's next pop darling and a global superstar," professes Akon. Other top writers and producers on her forthcoming debut album include Dallas Austin (TLC, Pink, Gwen Stefani), Tricky Stewart (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Beyonce) and breakout pop singer/songwriter Bruno Mars. Kevin Rudolf (Lil' Wayne, Jesse McCartney), who produced "Better Than Her," says, "Matisse is one of my favorite new artists. She brings a playful energy back to pop music that's reminiscent of early Madonna."
Last month, Matisse embarked on a radio tour that included stops in Denver, Dallas, Miami, San Antonio and other select markets in support of "Better Than Her" and the single is becoming a breakout viral hit with over one million collective online plays on YouTube alone.
Some of the best ears in the business are flagging this record as a Hit! Patrick Davis and Billy The Kidd, program director and assistant program director/music director respectively at KHKS in Dallas said, "Don't sleep on 'Better Than Her!' Ladies can totally relate to the message of the song and IT WILL REACT QUICKLY." Tim Herbster, program director at WIOQ in Philadelphia says, "Instant reaction from the first spin! Reminds me of the first time I played a lil' record called 'Just Dance.'"
Matisse is also rising to new heights on an international level. U.K. based makeup line for the 21st century, myface cosmetics (www.myfacecosmetics.co.uk), has recently made Matisse the face of their new brand campaign which will be featured in all Boots cosmetic stores and all U.K. fashion publications throughout the end of the year. "Better Than Her" was also licensed by Avon Cosmetics for their Clear Skin commercial in Brazil, Romania, Turkey and a host of other European countries.
Her debut album is slated for release next year.
SOURCE Jive Records