Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer KERLI has now made available the artwork for her upcoming EP, UTOPIA (Island Records). The futuristic concept was created in collaboration by photographer Brian Ziff and artist Natalie Shau, with costuming, hair and make-up by KERLI.
"The overall vision for UTOPIA was somewhat of a mix between fantasy, future and ancient China," says KERLI, "all of it soaked in a pastel space sauce to capture the uber positive energy of the music."
Also leading up to the March 19 release date of UTOPIA, KERLI premiered another track on Perez Hilton this week. "Love Me Or Leave Me" is one of the heartfelt ballads, of which says Perez, "Kerli pours those sweet melodies in our ears and we simply can't stop slurpin' them UP!...We ADORE this new KERLI tune! Not only is it pretty as f*ck, the lyrics tell a heartbreaking story and her killer vocals remind us of Sia, which is NEVER a bad thing. Plus, "Love Me Or Leave Me" is rather different from her previous clubtastic, ass-shaking songs, which only proves her versatility as an artist! SO many hearts, KERLI!" View the post at: http://perezhilton.com/2013-03-05-kerli-new-song-love-me-or-leave-me-listen-here
Watch KERLI perform "Love Me or Leave Me: http://vevo.ly/15tObUF
Look for KERLI to perform at Perez Hilton's 6th annual One Night In Austin showcase during SXSW on Saturday, March 15 and on the Live Stage at Ultra Music Festival in Miami on Friday, March 22 where she was tapped as one of 20 Acts You Must See by VIBE.
Meanwhile coming off her recent #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart track "The Lucky Ones,"-the first single from UTOPIA--KERLI has now entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #91 with "Glow In The Dark," her collaboration with Australian producer tyDI. The track's socially conscious MTV Buzzworthy video has gained attention for speaking out against bullying and issues faced by teens all around the world. Here's a link:http://www.mtvu.com/video/?vid=860882. At the same time the Syn Cole vs Kerli version of "The Lucky Ones"(which also appears on UTOPIA as a bonus track) has recently been added into rotation at Sirius XM BPM.
The track listing for KERLI's Utopia EP is:
|1. Can't Control the Kids
|2. The Lucky Ones
|3. Love Me or Leave Me
|4. Here and Now
|7. The Lucky Ones (Syn Cole vs Kerli) - Bonus Track
"The Lucky Ones" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV2Dqz7h4PE
"Glow In the DarK" http://www.mtvu.com/video/?vid=860882
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