Having already provided her songwriting skills to artists including LL Cool J, Musiq Soulchild, Teddy Riley and Deborah Cox, Harlem-born singer-songwriter Talia Coles is no stranger to the music industry.
Yet “Never See You Again,” Coles’ first release since her 2010 Dancehall mix-tape smash “Nikki Wine,” marks a personal milestone: It’s Coles’ first solo single to chart.
“Never See You Again,” which was penned by the singer herself and produced by Teetimus, aches with a deep throb and deliciously layered vocals–a production that falls somewhere in between the dark-pop sound of a Stargate song (“S&M”) and the Euro-trance euphoria of Cher‘s Living Proof. (Calling all fans of “Music’s No Good Without You”!)
The song also contains a brief verse by up-and-coming rapper, KO Stiggity who–according to my estimations–unarguably commands one of the best names in rap that I’ve ever heard in my life. But who is he, exactly? Well, just think of him as the Colby O’Donis to Coles’ Lady Gaga. Just dance…it’ll be okay!
“Never See You Again” continues to climb on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play charts (currently sitting at #24) after having spent over 9 weeks on the chart.
A video for the song has already been shot and will be released shortly.
“Never See You Again” was released on March 1. (iTunes)