Eric Turner Teams Up With Tinie Tempah + Lupe Fiasco for First Single "Angels & Stars"
Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:39:02
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Two of our favorite heavenly, celestial bodies are angels and stars and now, we're getting them both via Eric Turner and his debut single "Angels & Stars."
Who is Eric Turner?
He is best known for his work with Tinie Tempah on the platinum single "Written In the Stars" and with Lupe Fiasco on the anthemic "Break the Chain." Now, the singer-songwriter has teamed with the two rappers for "Angels & Stars," the lead single from Turner's forthcoming Capitol Records debut album. One good turn deserves another, right?
Produced by Eshraque "iSHi" Mughal ("Written In the Stars"), the song serves as a cautionary meditation on people's fascination with stardom. Star fuckers are not fun.
"iSHi and I wanted to do something with the 'Written In the Stars' sound, but a little bit darker," says Turner, who recently shot the video for "Angels & Stars" in Los Angeles with Lupe Fiasco and Tinie Tempah. "I've been working a lot of with Tinie and with Lupe, and iSHi and I decided we wanted to do a song with both Tinie and Lupe on it. It would be one of the first songs where you got one of the biggest rappers in America together with the biggest rapper in England. We thought that would be an interesting thing." You thought right, bro.
Indeed, "Angels & Stars" features majestic piano progressions, pounding drums, fiery lyrics from Lupe and Tinie and soaring vocals from Turner. The song is currently available on all DSPs (with the video to premiere on VEVO on Feb. 3) and sets the stage for Turner's forthcoming debut album on Capitol Records, which is slated for release in mid-2012.
Buy "Angels & Stars" at iTunes.
Are you going to check out "Angels & Stars?"