Blue Heart Records signs Malaya Blue

New Album, "Still," is slated for September 18, 2020 release.
By: Blue Heart Records
 
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - July 17, 2020 - PRLog -- Four-time British Blues Association award nominee Malaya Blue first entered the live circuit in 2015 following the release of her debut album, Bourbon Street.  Her sophomore album, Heartsick, was released in 2016 to an expanding global listening base.  Both recordings spent several weeks in the top 10 of the UK IBBA charts, and both were in the UK IBBA top 20 end-of-year charts.  An 18-month performing hiatus beginning in late 2018 allowed time for Malaya to both focus on songwriting as well as commencing her Educational Doctorate.

Now, Malaya Blue reaffirms her position as one of the UK contemporary blues premier vocalists and songwriters with her forthcoming release, Still.  Produced in collaboration with three-time Grammy winner Dennis Walker (Robert Cray, B.B. King) and five-time Grammy winner Richard Cousins (Robert Cray), the album contains twelve original compositions including the title track, "Still," that was originally written by Cousins for Robert Cray, recorded here for the first time.  Studio musicians were hand-picked from the cream of the UK blues scene to complement Malaya's vocal prowess.

"It was a pleasure and a huge honour working with Dennis Walker, who spent countless hours mentoring the project and giving us the benefit of his knowledge and experience.  The resulting album is fresh, contemporary and classy, proving Malaya Blue is an artist of the very highest quality whose star is in the ascendancy… still," says Steve Yourglivch, Malaya Blue's manager.

Walker had lovely things to say about Malaya upon his initial encounter - "My first impression? What a voice. Wow! I get the feeling she's got so much talent she's about to burst at the seams.''

"Blue Heart Records is delighted to be partnering with our second international artist, especially as Malaya Blue is from my hometown, Norwich, England," says Betsie Brown. "It's our mission to support and promote music worldwide and this new opus fits perfectly, not only because of the "across-the-pond" connections, but also the stellar quality of the project."

A single, "Down To The Bone," drops August 21, 2020 and will be available with album pre-orders.

Visit www.malayabluemusic.com for more information, and follow on Facebook (@malayabluemusic), Instagram (@malayablue) and Twitter (@malayamusic) for all the news.

Blue Heart Records, established in January 2020, is a joint venture between Nola Blue Records and Blind Raccoon, combining the strengths of each entity into a dynamic new promotion and distribution services bundle. Malaya Blue joins the multi-genre mix from Miss Bix, 19 year-old Australian prodigy Charlie Bedford and 2020 International Blues Challenge Finalist Crooked Eye Tommy on the growing label.

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