A Whole New Level with Sahara,
Tom Morello, and Anne Marie
Where are we in the world? Here’s getting back to writing and sharing an optimistic view of overcoming various hindrances in life and holding back in this time of pandemic. We’re fortunate enough to be back and now ready to give out some music news and at the same time staying healthy despite the impacts of Covid-19. We’re grateful for this opportunity and still we continue to pray for everyone’s safety around the globe.
It seems very timely that we have received this request to feature these three artists namely American singer Sahara, Rock & Roll icon and two-time Grammy winner Tom Morello and English singer Anne Marie.
Sahara Revives Jaya’s hit single ‘Dahil Ba Sa Kanya’
Sahara, renowned locally as the American Anthem Diva and the official singer for minor league NASCAR events, is full of admiration for OPM artists like Jaya, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Kyla, and Charice.
She has expressed her excitement in launching her solo career out of her lifelong love for OPM and Filipino culture.
“I want to be among the greatest singers in the world singing the most beautiful music in the world, for me that’s the Philippines and OPM, of course. But even more so, It’s the quality of the vocalists and musicians. Even in Las Vegas, many of the best musicians are Filipinos and I’m blessed to be close to them and be able to work with them. I also consider Filipina vocalists to be some of the best in the world and I want to challenge myself and be among them.”
Her cover of ‘Dahil Ba Sa Kanya’ officially marked her debut as a solo artist. It’s a phenomenal take on the Jaya hit original. Sahara’s unique, incredible delivery is soulful and resonates with many. You ache along with her voice as she delivers the lines “Dahil nga ba sa kanya / Nakalimutan mo aking sinta / Ang sabi mo noon hanggang wakas / Tayong dal’wa ay magsasama / Dahil nga ba sa kanya / Naririto ako’t nag-iisa / Pag-ibig mo sa akin ba’y naglaho na.”
Sahara said learning ‘Dahil Ba Sa Kanya’ made her truly fall in love with OPM and Tagalog. “The language is such an integral part of the music. So much meaning and emotion in so few words. It’s truly beautiful.”
Known as a world-class, classically trained singer, Sahara said singing Tagalog (OPM) songs are very challenging compared to other foreign (language) songs. “Definitely harder. There are several sounds that aren’t common in other languages. Especially the “ng” sound in words like ‘tanging'”.
And while she can belt out expertly in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German, Sahara loves Tagalog for the unique way it expresses emotions and meaning. “Why I love singing in Tagalog? It’s the passion. So much passion. A single word can express so much joy or sorrow, and as an emotional artist it’s very fulfilling. To be honest, the passion in OPM is missing in so much of modern Western music. The world could learn something from OPM. I can’t imagine singing anything else.”
For the meantime, Sahara is currently working on a soft album of original OPM with some of the best Filipino composers and arrangers.
For Sahara, she’s just happy to have everyone supporting her music journey since the beginning.
“Salamat! Thank you! We have some fans who have been following for years even when we were only posting karaoke videos, and their support has meant everything. And then there were only a handful of people who heard me sing in Tagalog live for the first time, and it was their reaction that gave me the confidence and courage to record it. They changed my life. More so, we feel like the fans we have – and I hope my future fans – believe in the power of music. No matter what language or genre it is.”
Sahara’s debut single ‘Dahil Ba Sa Kanya’ is now available on Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, and other digital streaming platforms worldwide.
Tom Morello releases new single ‘Driving to Texas’ featuring Phantogram
Tom Morello is widely known as a barrier-breaking guitarist who continues to push the limits and prove the transformative power of music. Throughout his remarkable career, Morello has collaborated with everyone from Wu Tang Clan to Johnny Cash.
On The Atlas Underground Fire, as he did in 2018’s The Atlas Underground, Morello took a path into new sonic territory with the project’s breadth of talented collaborators, thus transforming his sound. With his guitar leading the way, Morello continues to create powerful alloys of different genres.
“I’d worked with Josh from Phantogram on my first Atlas Underground album and I was thrilled when he and Sarah reached out about collaborating on this record. This song is creepy as hell – a dark journey, a struggle for a tortured soul. The guitar solo needed to feel like a vengeful angel who has come down to decide the fate of the protagonist. Will they descend into the abyss or will they find redemption?
‘Driving To Texas,’ really shows the breadth of the music you’ll hear on this record. Sarah has one of the most haunting and beautiful voices of anyone singing today and Josh’s production is stylistically so fresh and eerie,” said Tom Morello.
Morello, the co-founder of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage will release this forthcoming album The Atlas Underground Fire on October 15 by Mom + Pop Music. The album’s first single was the classic rock AC/DC rock anthem “Highway to Hell” featuring Morello, Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder which debuted at #1 on Classic Rock radio.
Featuring a jaw-dropping cast of collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Chris Stapleton, Mike Posner, Damian Marley, and more, Morello’s insane guitar playing will be on full display taking the instrument into the future and forging an alternative/rock/EDM masterpiece with all-time legends and cutting-edge firebrands.
Anne Marie drops brand new single ‘Kiss My (Uh Oh)’ with Little Mix
Anne-Marie has released her highly anticipated new album ‘Therapy,’ an inspiration from the girls’ joint love of the movie, Bridesmaids. The official video for ‘Kiss My (Uh Oh)’ was directed by Hannah Lux Davis, sees Anne-Marie in character as a bride-to-be who embarks on her hen-do overseas alongside her bridesmaids that include Little Mix’s Perrie, Leigh-Anne, and Jade. Brimming with laughter and chaos, the video trails the group of friends living life to the full, albeit without the pregnant Perrie and Leigh-Anne, who retire for the night before the real evening of partying begins for Anne-Marie, Jade and the rest of the crew.
A long-awaited collaboration that’s generated huge excitement amongst both Anne-Marie and Little Mix fanbases, ‘Kiss My (Uh Oh)’ has all the ingredients to become the break-up anthem of summer ’21.
Sampling Lumidee’s early 00’s R&B classic ‘Never Leave You (Uh Oh)’, the slick production and all-out, empowering track documents the liberating feeling that comes with walking away from a toxic relationship
It’s a narrative that has seen protagonist Anne-Marie earning huge success following the releases of ‘Ciao Adios’, ‘FRIENDS’ and ‘Alarm’. Anne-Marie co-wrote the track with Kamille (Little Mix, Headie One) and production from Lewis Thompson (David Guetta, Joel Corry) alongside Mojam (Summer Walker, Aitch).
With five UK Top 10 hits, five billion streams and a swarm of platinum-selling releases, Anne-Marie’s remarkable vocal range and every woman candour has made her one of the biggest artists on the planet. As she prepares to reach a whole new level with the release of her eagerly anticipated second album ‘Therapy,’ Anne-Marie celebrated its release by playing a global livestream show last August 7th.
Joined by her full live band, and set to feature dazzling visual production, the livestream will see Anne-Marie perform the entirety of her new album live and in-full for the first time, all delivered in stunning 4K resolution and Dolby Atmos sound via ON AIR’s brand-new, cutting-edge streaming platform.
“I cannot wait to a very special performance of my new album ‘Therapy’ for you all. I’ve missed performing so much and this is the closest thing we are going to get at the moment! So, I have to imagine you all in my mind and that you’re there with me, singing every lyric. We’re going to go on a rollercoaster rider of emotions, so don’t hold back! LET IT OUT!! Scream, shout, dance, cry and smile. I can’t wait.” says Anne-Marie.