NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aloe Blacc, in partnership with Kenneth Cole Fragrances announces the release of the original track, “Sweet Tooth,” a collaboration with the Grammy-nominated artist and winner of the “FIND YOUR BOLD” talent contest, Brielle Marie. Known for his collaborative work with numerous artists, Blacc co-wrote the original track released today featuring vocals by Marie.
Inspired by the Kenneth Cole BLACK BOLD fragrance, the “FIND YOUR BOLD” talent contest fused the worlds of fragrance and the arts by inviting aspiring vocalists and producers to push boundaries and make their own “bold” statement. Blacc partnered with Kenneth Cole Fragrances and Indaba Music to challenge musicians to submit a video debuting an original song for a chance to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime songwriting session.
The program reinforces Blacc’s commitment to the arts and nurturing new talent. “I've had valuable experience with incredible musicians and songwriters in my career, and it's important to share what I've learned with new artists,” said Blacc.
Emerging solo singer, songwriter and producer, Marie, was selected for her outstanding submissions; “Speak to My Soul” and “Superhero.” With her unique airy vocal style, tenacity, compassion and charitable contributions to organizations such as, Autism Awareness, Marie represents the essence of the BLACK BOLD fragrance, and the charitable ethos of the Kenneth Cole brand. "Faith is dead without work and I truly believe that if you give 100% your best at everything you do in life, there's really nothing else you can give beyond that,” said Marie. “To truly be BOLD, you must always be 100% yourself.”
"We have always sought to instill and maintain a tradition of recognizing outstanding individuals who are driven to succeed and committed to making a difference through inspiring others. We are so excited to see this project come to fruition as a result of bringing these two BOLD artists together,” said Kenneth Cole, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer at Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. “We appreciate Aloe using his bold voice to help others find theirs.”
Inspired by the fearless spirit of New York, Kenneth Cole the BLACK BOLD fragrance is a scent for those who takes on any challenge and push boundaries with strength, power, and confidence. Kenneth Cole Black Bold is available at KennethCole.com, Macys.com, and other fine retailers.
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For more information on “FIND YOUR BOLD,” please visit: https://kc.indabamusic.com/kc
ABOUT PARLUX FRAGRANCES, LTD:
Parlux Fragrances LTD, a leading global beauty company designs, manufactures, markets and distributes prestige designer fragrances and related products since 1987. Parlux Fragrances LTD is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perfumania Holdings Inc., an independent, national, vertically integrated wholesale distributor and specialty retailer of fragrances and related products.
ABOUT KENNETH COLE PRODUCTIONS, INC:
Kenneth Cole is an American designer, social activist, and visionary who believes business and philanthropy are interdependent. His global company, Kenneth Cole Productions, creates modern, functional, clothing, shoes, and accessories for inspirational urban lifestyles under the brand names Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction and Unlisted, as well as footwear under the name Gentle Souls. The company has also granted a wide variety of third party licenses for the production of men's and women's apparel, fragrances, watches, jewelry, eyewear, and several other accessory categories, including children's footwear. The company's products are distributed through department stores, better specialty stores, company-owned retail stores and its e-commerce website. Over 30 years ago, Kenneth Cole leveraged his passion and unique brand platform to make a meaningful impact on people's wardrobes, as well as communities in need. He did what others didn't and said what others wouldn't. Today, The Kenneth Cole Foundation remains committed to helping communities in need by supporting Collective Health, Civil Liberties, and Artistic Activism.
ABOUT INDABA MUSIC:
Indaba Music is a technology platform and marketing services company home to a community of over 1,200,000 musicians worldwide, from emerging artists to Grammy Award winners. Indaba Music provides musicians with opportunities ranging from remix competitions to licensing placements and provides brands with creative marketing solutions through music that generate world-class content and countless impressions. Indaba Music client campaigns have featured artists and brands including Daft Punk, Christina Aguilera, Red Bull, Snoop Dogg, Sony Electronics, Peter Gabriel, Linkin Park, Yo-Yo Ma, Microsoft, Paul Simon, Converse, Foster The People, Bacardi, and Usher. For more information, visit www.indabamusic.com.
ABOUT ALOE BLACC:
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc released his major-label debut album Lift Your Spirit in 2014 on XIX Recordings/Interscope Records where it debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The set followed up Blacc’s collaboration as vocalist and co-writer on well-known DJ/producer Avicii’s track “Wake Me Up,” a song that hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on its Hot Dance Club Songs and Dance/Electronic Songs charts, as well as topping charts in more than 100 countries. Blacc’s single “The Man” topped the charts with more than 2.7 million singles sold and Lift Your Spirit received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album at the 57th Grammy Awards. In 2016 Blacc penned and performed “Let The Games Begin (From RACE),” a song which was featured in both the film and soundtrack for the Focus Features movie RACE. 2016 also saw Blacc collaborate with Zedd on “Candyman” — a modern reinterpretation of Sammy Davis Jr.’s 1972 classic “The Candy Man.” For more information, visit www.aloeblacc.com.
ABOUT BRIELLE MARIE:
Brielle Marie is an emerging singer/songwriter. She is also one half of the duo, Soulful Minds with producer/writer, Mario Toney. Her sound is more melancholy, yet is filled with elements of pop, folk, soul, and jazz. She names her main artistic influences as Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Bill Weathers, Sade, and Erykah Badu. Her songs "Intoxicated and High" "Only Human" "Speak 2 My Soul" "Shine" and "Roses in the Desert Part II" have been featured on Snoop Dogg's playlist on SoundCloud. Her song "Only Human Part II" is featured in the 2017 movie "Signature Move". Brielle has also done charitable work with "Autism Speaks" as well as the "Autism Society of America", and she performed at Soldier Field for the 2016 Autism Speaks Walk. Brielle is very excited for what's to come next in her musical journey. Follow Brielle Marie on Instagram @briellemarie92. For more information, visit www.briellemarie.com.