Brian Power welcomes highly acclaimed US Soul singer / songwriter Kathy Kosins to the SoulHouse Music fold with a delicious cover version of Bill Withers’ 1974 classic ‘Can We Pretend’, taken from her newly released album ‘Uncovered Soul’. ‘Can We Pretend’ comes packaged with 3 beautifully crafted new mixes from Brian Power, transporting Kathy’s incredible vocal on to dance floors and sun-kissed terraces alike. With a choice of a classy soulful ‘Club Mix’, a jazzier deeper ‘Smooth Mix’ and a stunning chill-out acoustic ‘Ocean Mix’ that’s simply perfect for those dreamy sunshine days, there is something here for one and all to enjoy!
“As soon as my musical team and I heard the vocal on Kathy’s album, we cherry picked 3 tracks that we felt we could we add a different take on. ‘Can We Pretend’ is such an amazing and versatile vocal that we decided to make 3 mixes.” – Brian Power.
ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of Jazz and Soul. Born and raised during the legendary Motown years in Detroit, Kathy Kosins’ soulful voice, flawless phrasing and deep-rooted passion for stories and characters has been wowing audiences since she first came to prominence in the late 1980’s. Kathy has released 6 albums to date, recently unveiling her latest studio album ‘Undercover Soul’ which was produced by the Grammy winning producer Kamau Kenyatta. ‘We Can Pretend’ was originally recorded by Bill Withers for his classic 1974 album “+Justments”, which was written by his ex wife Denise Richards and also featured Jose Feliciano on guitar. It was later covered by Nicolas Bearde in 1998. Fresh for 2018, Kathy has chosen to cover this very special song adding her own soulful magic on a new version which features on her latest album ‘Uncovered Soul’.
Although he has been involved in music at all levels from DJ to promoter, Brian Power only launched his studio career in recent years, swiftly gaining top name DJ support on his musical output. His SoulHouse Music label evolved over a full English in a greasy spoon cafe in 2016 and a pivotal desperation to remix Jeffrey Osborne’s ‘I Really Don’t Need No Light’. Since, the label have gone on to release collaborations from Brian with talented artists including Rebecca Scales, Lifford, Tony Econimides, Mike Patto, Shiv, Ali Tennant, Ronnie Herel and more, enlisting top remixers including Eric Kupper, N’Dinga Gaba, Booker T, DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins and Richard Earnshaw, among others. February 2018 saw Brian release his debut album ‘Brian Power presents SoulHouse Vol. 1’, to great acclaim, featuring an array of stunning soulful artists including Marc Avon Evans, Michelle John, Mike Delgado, Adriana, Lloyd Wade, along with other talents from from his strong musical family.
Kathy Kosins will be performing live at The Pheasantry in Chelsea, London on the 17th and 18th April 2018.
‘Can We Pretend’ will be released on Traxsource promo 30th March / Full release April 13th 2018 on SoulHouse Music.