More great news! I have just been informed that my song, “Breaking Up”, has finished in the Top 5 of the 18th Annual Great American Song Contest!
Judges praised “Breaking Up” for its “smartly inventive lyrical story” and “skillfully devised melodic structure.”
I’m humbled by this wonderful honor amidst an extremely large pool of some of the world’s best songwriters.
“Breaking Up” will be featured on my upcoming national EP release.
This is so exciting! My EP will dropping very soon with Woodward Avenue Records/Sony/RED!
I’ll let the press release below from CEO Mark Nordman do the explaining:
Maribeth and I are extremely thrilled to announce the signing of Stephanie K to the Woodward Avenue Records label! And……… Stephanie just happens to be from my home town of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Driven by her freewheeling passion for both breaking and making molds that challenge every notion we’ve ever had about what a female pop singer should be, Stephanie and our team found the perfect title for her debut recording which sums up the way she unabashedly expressesher true self as an artist: “Troublemaker”. This EP launches her association with Woodward Avenue Records, and marks our contemporary urban jazz label’s first major foray into the pop realm.
Primarily produced by four time Grammy Award winner Michael Powell, the emotionally hard hitting 5-track set captures all the elements that have earned the Detroit based vocalist and songwriter a reputation around the globe. It’s a sly sizzling, mix of raw, in your face honesty, supercharged with lyrics of deep empowerment, an eclectic vibe infused with dance, R&B and fiery rock elements and Stephanie’s freewheeling sense of sass.
Powell, who has worked enduring soul magic as a producer and songwriter for greats ranging from Anita Baker and Aretha Franklin to Gladys Knight, Aaliyah and SWV, says it all about the multi-talented singer’s musical prowess and potential: “Stephanie K is one of the most prolific and talented songwriters I have ever worked with. Combined with her stellar vocal abilities, she is truly a one of a kind.”
One of Troublemaker’s tracks, the hard thumping synth pop dance song “Hard,” was written and produced by Trend Def, the production team of Mike Gonsolin and Nick Nittoli. Woodward and Stephanie also selected LA based producer, Lew Laing, to finish and mix the EP’s final, hip-hop coated mystical smash, “Hard For Me.”
Beyond music, Stephanie has established herself as a style influencer known for her rock & roll fashion sense, for which she was named one of the Best-Dressed People in Detroit by Hour Magazine. Her spare time activities only add to the intrigue. She enjoys pilates, yoga, running, blackjack and causing trouble in her spare time.
Be on the lookout for the first amazing radio single this spring! Maribeth and I are super-excited to welcome Stephanie to the Woodward Avenue Records family.
All I can right now is: buckle your seat belts!
I’ve got some HUGE news! But I have to keep my lips sealed until the press release.
It’s going to be a breakthrough year! I can barely contain my excitement.
In the words of The Joker: And Here. We. Go.
Singing The Star Spangled Banner has always been one of my favorite live performances. It fills me with intense feelings of patriotism and pride for our great nation!
This past Saturday, August 27th, I was privileged to once again sing the national anthem for the Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Angels game at Comerica Park. The rain held out and it was a packed crowd (over 30,000!).
I will upload a video link once it becomes available! Nothing better than watching America’s Past-time on a beautiful summer’s night!
Good news! My song “Out of Control” has been named a Top Ten Finalist in the 2015 Unsigned Only Contest presented by the International Songwriting Competition! Out of over 7000 songs considered, I am thrilled to make the top ten and represent Pop artists and writers all across the globe! The song will now be judged by a panel of music industry celebrities and executives. Come on, judges…do the right thing: Vote for “Out of Control!”
“Out of Control” currently remains unreleased but don’t you worry…you’ll be hearing it sooner rather than later! Stay tuned!