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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Three's Company: Chrissy Moves Back In, Shares Post with Zara and Louisa!


Welcome to part 7 of my 12-part

tribute to female pop, pop rock

and pop rap artists of the 2010s.


CHRISSY COSTANZA


ALEX GOOT & KURT SCHNEIDER

Chrissy's back! You met Chrissy Costanza
and her band Against the Current in volume 2,
Float Upstream Against the Current.


In this video, Chrissy teams up with a pair of
accomplished young multi-instrumentalists -
cover singer/songwriter Alex Goot (right)
from Chrissy's hometown, Poughkeepsie,
and Philly area producer, director, singer,
songwriter and musician Kurt Schneider.
Listen as the trio covers "Counting Stars,"
a hit by the Colorado band OneRepublic.

 "Counting Stars" (OneRepublic cover) 
 Alex Goot, Kurt Schneider and 
 Chrissy Costanza (Jan. 2014) 





ZARA LARSSON


Swedish singer/songwriter Zara Larsson rose
to fame at age 10 when she was declared the
2008 season winner on Talang, the Swedish
version of Got Talent. Zara signed with a
label and in 2010 began releasing pop,
R&B and electronic dance records.


In the fall of 2014 Zara released her first
studio album, 1, and it shot to the top of
Sweden's album chart. One of the album
tracks, "Bad Boys," had already been in
play a full year as a single. "Bad Boys"
penetrated the Swedish top 30 and
was promoted by the following
video. When the drums start
pounding at the 44 second
mark, so do the hearts of
bad boys everywhere!

 "Bad Boys" - Zara Larsson 
 (October 2013, h.c.p. #27 Sweden 
 #33 Denmark, from Oct. 2014 album 1





FOXES


Foxes is plural. Foxes is also one person
- Louisa Rose Allen - an English singer
and songwriter with singular talent.
In 2011 Louisa picked the stage name
Foxes and began singing in London clubs.
She landed a record deal and released
material in the indie pop and
electronic dance categories.

ZEDD

ft. FOXES


Foxes' work caught the attention of Grammy
winning Russian-German record producer
Zedd and her vocals were featured on
 the Zedd single "Clarity." Released
at the end of 2012, "Clarity" was an
international hit early the following
year, cracking the top 10 on the
Billboard Hot 100 and topping
the U.S. Dance Club chart.

 "Clarity" - Zedd ft. Foxes 
 (Dec. 2012-Jan. 2013, highest chart pos. 
 #8 Hot 100/#1 US Dance Club Songs 
  #1 Australia Heatseekers, from 
 Oct. 2012 album Clarity





In 2014 Foxes released her debut album
Glorious and it went top 5 on the UK
and Scottish album charts.


In 2015 Foxes released "Body Talk" as the
lead single from her 2016 second album
All I Need. "Body Talk" cracked the top 30
in the UK and the top 10 in Scotland.
Not to be confused with the hit by
glam metal band Kix, "Body Talk"
has a retro 80s sound I love,
reminiscent of Martha
and the Motels!

 "Body Talk" - Foxes 
 (July/Aug. 2015, h.c.p. #25 UK 
 #9 Scotland, from 2016 alb. All I Need





ZARA LARSSON


Now here's the biggie by Zara Larsson.
In the summer of 2015, "Lush Life" became
the Swedish singing sensation's second #1
charting single. "Lush Life" topped the
Swedish chart for 5 weeks and was
certified 4X platinum. Zara's sassy
vocals ride a pulsating calypso
rhythm, making "Lush Life" an
island-pop sizzler that's perfect
for a summer party play list!

 "Lush Life" - Zara Larsson 
 (June/July 2015, highest chart pos. 
 #1 Sweden/#1 Poland/#6 UK 
 #9 US Bubbling Under




CHRISSY COSTANZA

ALEX GOOT & KURT SCHNEIDER


Let's wrap things up with another nifty
number by Chrissy Costanza and her
multitalented cohorts Alex Goot and
Kurt Schneider. This time the terrific
trio performs a cool cover of the
Justin Bieber hit "Beauty and a Beat."

 "Beauty and a Beat" (Justin Beiber cover) 
 Alex Goot, Kurt Schneider & 
 Chrissy Costanza (Jan. 2013) 




I hope you enjoyed part 7. I'll introduce
more great Gen Y and Z songbirds in
part 8 coming your way soon!

Have a Shady day!