Anna Mariah, Digicel Rising Stars Season 12 Runner Up who thrilled audiences each week with fashion, flair, dramatic performances and powerhouse vocals is back in the spotlight with the release of her first single – RUSH – produced by Othniel ‘Taddy P’ Campbell for Independent Record Label, Soundsx360.
Inspired by a classic hit from the 90s, RUSH pays tribute to the entertainment icon, Paula Abdul and features an infectious fusion of Anna Mariah’s breathy, sultry vocals on an uptempo Dancehall beat. Manager and Executive Producer of the project, Simone Harris states “We wanted a song that would channel Anna’s organic style – she’s a young, beautiful, Island girl who has real appeal and we felt that RUSH with this contemporary spin would do just that”.
Anna Mariah, who is also in her final semester at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts: School of Music is focused on building a solid musical career and carving out her own place in the music industry. Commenting on her first commercial release, Anna Mariah says: “It’s an overwhelming feeling…bordering on unbelievable, I am incredibly proud of my work on this track with Taddy P. We put a lot of hard work into RUSH as my first release, and I have a lot more to come”. Taddy P, who has been a mentor to Anna Mariah and who encouraged her to pursue her passion for music says: “It’s been great to watch Anna grow as an artist and to now work with her on her first single…it’s been a blessing all the way through”
RUSH will be officially released as a free download via Soundcloud.com/soundsx360 on Tuesday March 8, International Women’s Day. Catch Anna Mariah on the RJR Cross Country Road Show on April 2 and 9 in Trelawny, St Ann, St Catherine, Westmoreland, St James and Hanover.