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Don't Be Afraid

Artist: Des'ree
Label: Stargazer
Impact date: Out now
ROTD featured date: Wednesday 9 October 2019

We say

It’s been over 16 years since we have heard new music from BRIT and Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter Des’ree. Having enjoyed massive success in the ‘90s with gold and platinum-certified albums I Ain’t Movin’ and Supernatural, which included the hit singles You Gotta Be, Life, and Kissing You, Des’ree decided to leave music behind in 2003. In the intervening years, she qualified as a nutritionist and a naturopath but her passion to write music continued to flicker and in 2014 she started work on a new album. After contacting her longstanding co-writers Michael Graves and Tim Atack they returned to the studio to work on a new collection of songs, but this was put on hold after her mother became seriously ill. Now ready to be released this Friday, A Love Story is a collection of heartfelt songs, full of a raw sense of vulnerability and passion. Don’t Be Afraid is a perfect example of this, with its piano-led melodies and lush instrumentation, evoking a soothing and soulful delight just like her big hits of the past. Welcome back Des’ree.    


Label: Stargazer 
Publishing: Nick Robinson, Kobalt
National Radio: Claire Paxton-Rider, Scream Promotions
Press: Sue Harris, Republic Media
Legal: Robert Horsfall, Sound Advice
Management: Graham Stokes 

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We are always looking for future hits and stars - signed and unsigned. To submit music for consideration please send an email with a link to one track and some info to Kevin Marston.

Unfortunately we can't respond personally to all submissions, but we do listen to everything.

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