*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Capitol Music Group*
|CAPELLA GREY RECRUITS NIJA FOR NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “CONFUJAWN”|
|Watch “Confujawn” (ft. Nija) HERE|
Bronx R&B sensation Capella Grey returns with a captivating new single called “Confujawn.” The intoxicating R&B anthem features breakout artist Nija, who showcases her trademark sultry vocals. Grey, who previously bent the ears of fans around the world with the player’s anthem “Gyalis,” shows a more introspective, vulnerable side on “Confujawn.” Listen HERE and watch a stylish, yet intimate video HERE.
The rich melodies and sensual vocals of “Confujawn” prove Grey has songs for everyone. If “Gyalis” was a take-no-prisoners club anthem, “Confujawn” finds the rising star showing a mature approach to a rocky relationship. “Like what we doing, no more games,” Grey croons over a plucky guitar line and boom-bap drums. “We’re getting older, I told you no more looking over my shoulder.” The track’s video opens with a frank conversation between Grey and Nija about the way they relate to one another. They eventually decide to make the most of a long night out in Los Angeles, which is captured in moody, stylish lighting while they trade verses.
Each of the artists has been on the rise over the past few years. Nija has proven herself an accomplished songwriter and an emotionally affecting singer nominated for three Grammy’s. Since kicking off her career in 2017, she’s written for Cardi B, Summer Walker, etc. and most recently, Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa’s new single “Sweetest Pie.” Now at 24, she’s come into her own as a solo artist with her acclaimed debut EP, January’s Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You.
Grey, for his part, has created a fresh, yet nostalgic R&B sound that invites listeners across generations. With the runaway success surrounding “Gyalis” — over 300 million combined streams, No. 1 at Urban Radio, No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 — it would be an obvious move to double down on that formula. However, Grey isn’t your typical artist. With “Confujawn,” he has created a song as instantly catchy as “Gyalis,” but from a completely different angle.
Though he’s newly signed to Capitol, the New Yorker has been establishing himself as a singer, songwriter and star the past few years. With “Gyalis” and “Confujawn,” those days of relentless grind as a cab driver are starting to feel like a distant memory. Grey hit No. 2 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, scored BET’s Amplified Artist of the Month in December and also made it onto Billboard’s 15 Hip-Hop and R&B Artists to Watch in 2022 list. Success isn’t easy to come by, but now that Grey is here, he’s showcasing the many ways he can craft a winning single while working on his debut project set to release soon.
|Photo Credit: Shaun Llewellyn|
About Capella Grey:
Every once in a while, an artist comes along and reminds listeners what music is supposed to sound like. In today’s trendy viral video-dominated space, traditional R&B artists have had to play the background. Hip Hop purists have been replaced. And musically trained vocalists have to trade in their talent for a call-and-response anthem infectious enough to start a TikTok movement, but not Capella Grey. Attracting people with his talents, charm and great energy, Capella Grey played around different Churches in New York City. There were even times he had premonitions of his “big break” being that of a background singer for a superstar. But one day, an unstructured freestyle would change his life and align him amongst the stars. The 26-year old Bronx native has figured out a way to creatively match today’s sound with the authentic elements of musicianship. Peaking at No.1 on Apple Music’s Top 25: New York City and No. 1 on Shazam in the United States, Capella Grey has already begun to prove himself and why his sound is necessary. As a skilled songwriter, Capella’s words are embodied into harmony that translates to the streets, but in a way that doesn’t alienate the ladies either. “I want everyone to catch the vibe. Grab a shorty, do something,” says the young heartthrob who now has ladies crying when he’s on stage. Currently, Capella is working on his debut Capitol Records project, due out later this year.
Born in New Jersey and now based in Los Angeles, Nija has a gift for translating her experiences into relatable, emotional songs. Rolling Stone called her “one of music’s most sought-after songwriters.” InStyle noted, “Nothing is stopping Nija” and placed her on its “Badass 50,” a list of women who making the world a better place in 2021. Tipping her as a breakout artist on the rise, People said, “the brain behind some of the biggest hits…is now ready to make a name for herself.” Before she had even turned 21, Nija had written scores of Billboard Hot 100 hits. Now – at 24 – the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning contributor is gaining widespread acclaim for her own music and relishing in the freedom to fully express herself. The FADER named “Ease My Mind (Come Over)” as one of the “10 songs you need in your life this week” upon its release in August and noted, “Nija’s first foray as a solo artist is a booming, drill production-backed banger that finds her asking a lover to take her stresses away.” VIBE hailed her as “a vocal talent whose sultry tone brings her lyrics to life.” Billboard said, “With a whomping bass and edgy vocals, the star songwriter – who’s penned hits for Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Summer Walker, Chris Brown and so many more – now has a standout song under her own name.”
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