KING , the newest artist heralded by Prince, is releasing their debut single to the public today titled “In The Meantime,” which will be available across various digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio, and iHeartRadio. The song can be accessed at:
The group, who write, produce and perform all of their own original material including “Move Love” from Robert Glasper’s 2013 Grammy Award winning “Black Radio” album, was discovered by Prince on the web after listening to the “The Story EP” online. Inviting them to open for him on his 2011 tour at the Forum as their “introduction” to the music industry, he has since become a mentor, advisor and financial backer to the girls and has enlisted Kiran Sharma as their manager. Other KING supporters include Erykah Badu, ?uestlove of the Roots, and Phonte Coleman of The Foreign Exchange, each of whom initially helped start the twitter movement that made “The Story” a viral success. The group members – twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother and friend Anita Bias began writing and recording together as a group in 2009 after the twins met Anita and discovered a unique yet similar style.
Paris, who produces KING’s music, says, “everything happened very quickly with the EP release, from opening for Prince to beginning to write and record our full-length album. We are so excited to come out to the world with the new music we’ve been carefully developing. We’re thrilled that Prince has provided us with a platform to do this, and are overjoyed that we were able to produce the new album the way we envisioned it.”
Anita adds, “We make music that we, music fans, would like to hear. We have the same tastes, and we appreciate and invest in each other’s ideas. I have learned so much from working with Paris and Amber, and couldn’t fathom the idea of making music with anybody else.”