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    Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:49:51

    New Artist Alert: Samsaya, "Stereotype" - Check it out and grab the free download!

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    New music first -- always at ARTISTdirect. May we offer our intro to Samsaya, who is making her first musical foray into the U.S. with an arresting new single "Stereotype?" Great, let's get to know her together.

    Samsaya, who was born in India and raised in Norway, mixes pop, dance, hip-hop, funk and soul with traditional Indian sounds. Her club-ready tunes are influenced by everyone from Mary J. Blige, TLC and OutKast to renowned Indian singer Asha Bhosle.

    "Stereotype" is the first single from her forthcoming album Bombay Calling, to be released next year on BMG.

    She reminds us of Gwen Stefani with a dash of M.I.A. HAWT!

    Check out "Stereotype" below.



    Like it? Then download it for free at dropify.com.

    Free music is good. Free, good music is better.

    Samsaya, whose name means "doubt" in Hindi, has been writing lyrics and rhymes since childhood. "At 12, I heard Dinah Washington's 'I'm Mad About the Boy' and upon hearing that trumpet-type voice, something happened to me," recalls the singer. "Religious lyrics and traditional music didn't touch me. This moved me."

    Samsaya will make her U.S live debut in early 2014. But for now, enjoy "Stereotype."

    With all that in mind, enjoy.

    Did you grab your free download of Samsaya's "Stereotype?" It's banging!

    —Maggie Pannacione
    12.16.13



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