New date for Tess's album

Saturday, June 07, 2014

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JULY 1 is the new release date for Tessanne Chin's debut project, Count of My Love, for Universal EMI. The set was originally slated for June 24.

The singer disclosed the new development at a soirée hosted in her honour by telecommunications firm Digicel at their Corporate headquarters on the Kingston Waterfront on Wednesday.

Citing directives from the label, Chin did not go into details.

A month ago she appeared on the NBC talent Show, The Voice, to drop the first single Everything Reminds Me of You.

She said, so far, she is pleased with the feedback.

"The response has been great. I am so happy with the feedback I'm getting. It was this kind of response that caused the label to drop the single earlier than planned... when they saw what was happening on social media after the performance on The Voice, they had to release it... it was not part of the original plan. But it proves that it's all in the hands of the people and I am so happy for the support," said Chin.

The album features tracks produced by the likes of Supa Dups and hitmaker Diane Warren.

"I love her," stated Chin, when questioned about her experience working with Warren.

"I grew up listening to the songs this woman wrote and through the label we were able to get her on board to contribute a song... she is an amazing writer, so versatile and so much fun to be around."

Warren has penned hit tracks for the likes of Air Supply (Lonely is the Night); Celine Dion (Because You Loved Me, Next Plane Out, Love Can Move Mountains); Brandy (Have You Ever) and Whitney Houston (I Didn't Know My Own Strength).

Chin will be using The Voice tour to promote her new project. The concert series begins in San Antonio, Texas on June 21 and ends in late August.

"Dem a go kill me," Chin joked about the gruelling tour schedule. "But it's something I have always wanted to do just take my music to the people."

-- Richard Johnson

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