Ironik releases "Killed Me" single featuring McLean - NEW video
London producer and MC, Ironik, returns this Spring alongside UK soulster McLean with his first single of 2011, "Killed Me", released March 13th on BPM Entertainment.
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"Killed Me" is a heartfelt and melancholy love song about the pain of relationships. Sombre beats mix with intense lyrics and a sweet killer chorus, to create a mature and intense pop song.
Featuring soaring live strings recorded in New York, "Killed Me" is mixed and produced by Jack Daley who has most notably played bass for Lenny Kravitz for over a decade, as well as producing and playing for the likes of Beyonce, Janet Jackson and Jay Z.
The song is written by Ironik and is the second single to be taken from his second album, due out later this year. Ironik says: "'Killed Me' is a more musically complex song than tracks I have recorded in the past. I wrote it that way to make you really listen to the lyrics."
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For his second album, a confident Ironik has spent the last 12 months recording in New York, LA and London. He also signed a new, independent recording deal with new label BPM Entertainment, founded by former SonyBMG Music Worldwide COO, Tim Bowen and Record Producer and former Warners A&R director Mike Peden.
The new album is more than a step on, it's a completely new start. The samples that dominated the MCs debut have gone. The sound is bigger and bolder and while the beats are bang up to date, the songs are built for long life.
Ironik describes his new sound as 'suave'. "It's classier, more mature and my lyrics have a lot more emotion', he explains. I've grown up. There are clubby, uptempo tracks and more musically complex downtempos."
At only 23 years of age, Ironik's admirers include Tom Cruise, Sir Elton John (who gave rare permission for him to sample his iconic 'Tiny Dancer') and even Prince Charles.
He has worked and collaborated with some of the biggest, new names in British pop, including Chipmunk, Tinie Tempah and Wiley. His debut album spawned hits everywhere from India to Sweden. MTV viewers voted him their favourite male artist of 2008 and his YouTube hits exceed four million.
"From writing with other people, I realised I could express my emotions through music. Putting pen to paper became an outlet for my emotions".
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