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Rickstar Unveils His Funky Video For His Classy New Single ‘Hanging On (Let Go)’!

Following his previous single ‘Beat Of My Heart‘, Rickstar, a 21 year old singer/songwriter from London drops another smashing number entitled ‘Hanging On (Let Go)’, taken from his terrific EP Vintage Soul, Modern Mind. The track itself adopts the nature of the 60s, modernised to create a funky fresh sound. The combination of the famous Motown flavour with a modern touch forms this brilliantly easygoing song, with addictive vocals and an infectious melody – a track you are bound to catch yourself subconsciously humming down the street!

The accompanied captivating music video is equally epic; the visual is quirky yet slick and stylish, and Rickstar is undeniably an entertaining trendsetter – he is most certainly able to keep us hanging on to his every word with a hit as gripping as this!

Check out the funky video below, and support the phenomenal Rickstar by downloading his Vintage Soul, Modern Mind’ 8-track EP by clicking here!


Emerging UK Talent: Brand New “Motown/Pop” Artist…RICKSTAR.

For all those who didn’t know, I love me some fresh new quality talent! So here I am introducing you all to an amazing new singer, songwriter and dancer who goes by the name of Rickell Brown, a.k.a. Rickstar

Having been particularly exposed to the sounds of the legendary Detroit label ‘Motown’ in his younger years, the 21 year old’s major influences derive from this classic genre as he is musically inspired by such artists including Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Diana Ross and The Supremes, and many other significant Motown artists. The singer who describes his sound as “Motown/Pop” also says I’m a big fan of new school artists like Brandy, Outkast, Ceelo Green, Adele and Jonell Monae… And like most of them I feel a connection to the music that people were making in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Rickstar’s music surely reflects the excellence and of course the ‘supreme’ sound that inspires his material, which is clearly apparent in his funky, yet melodious and soulful single Beat Of My Heart’ that you can take a listen to below, which follows his previous equally brilliant tracks including ‘Fantasy Girl’ and ‘Lead The Way’.

Rickstar – ‘Beat Of My Heart’

If you would love to learn more about the incredibly gifted new artist to hit the music scene then check out a continuation of his bio below, along with strikingly handsome shots of himself and a video of one of his recent performances!

“Being of Jamaican, Panamanian heritage and growing up in America and London, singer, song writer and dancer, ‘Rickell Brown a.k.a Rickstar; has had the opportunity to experience the fusion of many culture’s, which will surely shine through his music. Brown comes from a talented family his mother, father, and godmother all being singers. He is also related to reggae recording artists Leroy Sibles and Mr Vegas. His musical influence comes from the likes of Janelle Monae, Outkast, Brandy, Musiq Soulchild, The Temptations, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Martha And The Vandellas and many more. “I like to describe my sound as Motown/Pop”.”

“Its the year 1964, Entertainer Rickstar aged 21 lives in the city of flash town an island where the atmosphere is made up of black and white, until one day the soul star breathes “vocal fire” out of his mouth, setting the whole island on fire. From that day the city would no longer be colourless. The colour was so powerful that it wrapped him up in a time travelling hurricane, he landed into the city of London in the year 2011, being a total stranger in this city, Rickstar tries to lay low yet becomes the highlight of this new scenery, the colour of his voice and image constantly keep him on front line, the saga continues………”

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