Kim Appleby – What’s Not To Love

This year marks 30 years in the music industry for Kim Appleby. Formerly part of the sister-duo of Mel & Kim, the London local has consistently appealed to her fans with her smooth soft tones and cockney flare.

The duo’s first album has gone to sell over 3.5 million copies worldwide, with Brit awards and Vogue Magazine covers to follow. Iconic dance music act Chase & Status also sought to remix their high-charting work, with ‘Get Fresh at The Weekend’ being one their favourite tracks ever. Sadly their roaring success and stardom came to an abrupt end when Mel was diagnosed with cancer, before losing her battle three years later.

Going on to a solo career, Kim Appleby gained further chart success with self-penned songs like ‘Don’t Worry’ and even an Ivor Novello Award nomination. Changing direction to more of a songwriting basis, the Hackney native has written tracks for over a decade now, ascending to the judging panel of the Ivor Novello Awards.

Kim is now working on a new album with songwriter Dominic King, whose portfolio contains tracks recorded by the likes of Sister Sledge, The Three Degrees and Cher. Produced by Daft Punk,, Giorgio Moroder and Quincy Jones, the first used his Chaka Khan classic ‘Fate’ as the basis for their now timeless “Music Sounds Better With You”.

The first single from Kim’s new album, “What’s Not To Love” has been in the works for over a year now. A song about a more holistic perspective on love and our surroundings, the inspirational tones brings a softer tone to most tracks featured on We Rave You. Set to be released by the end of the year, its creation has seen it worked on in France, Canada, Austria and the UK. Here is an exclusive audio preview link to the track:

Carrying harmonic strings by Pete Whitfield (One Direction, Olly Murs), and nostalgic vibes, Kim Appleby’s return to the music spotlight brings a prominent disco atmosphere. Captured in her vocals alone, the new label Online Records has found another example of quality and traditional House music for its roster.

Negotiations are currently underway for some exciting remixes. The track is also being offered as a remix opportunity for DJ/Producer’s around the world. For more details on this, email [email protected]

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