NEW YORK, NY (August 28, 2015) — REBEL takes on Sixpence Non The Richer’s “Kiss Me” [feat. Sophie Simmons], released today via Casablanca Records. You purchase it HERE!
On the track, REBEL ignites a different spark within Sixpence None The Richer’s 1998 smash of the same name. It’s a special moment for Casablanca Records as well since Sophie’s father, KISS founder and front man Gene Simmons, was the label’s very first signing in 1973. It brings everything full circle for the modern era of the brand.
The singer, actress, model, designer, and writer comments, “I am honored that Casablanca, REBEL, and the whole team over there thought of me for this project. Of course, I jumped at the chance. This song was my childhood. When I was little, I would sing it imagining what my first kiss would be like. It’s rare to hear a song about romance these days. I hope I did Sixpence None the Richer proud!”
Republic Records Senior Vice President of A&R and General Manager ofCasablanca Records, Brett Alperowitz adds, “We love Sophie as a singer and an artist, and the fact that she is Gene Simmons’s daughter is an added bonus. It’s really important to us to bridge Casablanca’s storied past with its exciting future. Her presence at the label enables us to solidify that link in the best way possible—through the music.”
Buzzing worldwide, REBEL continues to turn heads. His remix of James Newton Howard’s “The Hanging Tree” [feat.Jennifer Lawrence] drummed up impressive airplay in early 2015.
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