“A breath of fresh air – the industry couldn’t need it more” – Digital Spy
“Stooshe are fully armed for battle to become the nation’s new favourite girlband” – Huffington Post
“21st century’s answer to The Spice Girls” – Official Charts
Stooshe are back, with more sass, spirit and confidence than ever!
Following on from the resounding return of their taster single ‘Lock Down’ earlier this year, South London trio Stooshe are firmly in the driving seat, ramping things up a couple of notches with the infectious new single ‘Let It Go’.
Prouced by juNGLeboi and Dan Leary, ‘Let It Go’ is a true representation of the epic journey Stooshe have embarked on over the past 18 months, following their two top ten singles ‘Love Me’ and ‘Black Heart’ and top 10 album, ‘London With The Lights On’. The sound is a natural evolution of the group, but remains true to their pop, RnB and soulful beginnings. Alongside their new sound, the musical trio have grown into their own individual and unique image and style. Encompassing their street-style London roots with a sprinkling of elegance, the girls have channelled their boldness, sass and energy for their powerful musical renaissance.
Stooshe comment, “’Let It Go’ is a feel good song that to us represents freedom, Summer vibes and most of all fun times.
It was a written in a writing camp that we had organised to complete the album. Everyone invited that day worked really well together and the vibe was so electric. When we started, the creativity was unreal so the track just flowed.
We hope everyone enjoys it just as much as we love performing it.”
The video for ‘Let It Go’ is filmed by the turquoise sea on the Italian coast and directed by previous visual collaborator Damien Sandoval. The track is packed with a commandeering vocal and an anthemic, dance undercurrent, that’s set to infiltrate house parties, clubs and festivals, bringing good-time party vibes to the Summer of 2016. So hit the dance floor with Stooshe and…‘Let It Go’!
Girl group Stooshe are a vocal trio featuring Courtney Rumbold, Alexandra Buggs & Karis Anderson.
These London Lasses broke onto the UK music scene in 2012, with an unconventional approach to the standard girl band formula. They went on to achieve rapid success with their 2nd single release ‘Blackheart’ selling 800,000 singles, spending 6 weeks in the UK Chart top 5, over 16 weeks in the top 40 and received a nomination for “Best British single” at the 2013 Brit Awards, up against some of the biggest names in the industry.
The girl’s long awaited album “London With The Lights On” was released in May 2013, charting at number 8 to a great media reception. The Independent‘s Simon Price quoted “The south London trio’s effortlessly assured debut combines classic 1960s soul, street party reggae, upfront electro-pop, cackling Night Bus backchat and shameless sexual innuendo. And there is nothing not to love about it”!
In a relatively small amount of time Stooshe’s achievements spoke for themselves, touring with pop history’s biggest names, Nikki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez, closing the Mobo’s, getting nominated for a Brit and having had 4 top 20’s, 2 top 10’s and a top 10 selling album.
Since the release of the last album the girls took a small hiatus to re brand, evolve and record new material.
After a soft release of single “LOCK DOWN”, released on January 15th 2016, Stooshe have received an overwhelming response to their return being championed by many publications including The Metro. Daily Star and Mail Online.
Their much anticipated, new Summer single “LET IT GO” is OUT NOW, will be followed by the south London trios sophomore album which, hosts an array of talent including Carla Marie Wiliams (Beyonce) Grammy Winner Keith Harris (Black Eyed Peas) and hit producers Dr Vades (Bryson Tiller) to name a few.
The album also burst some great collaborations, including Beenie Man and promises to represent the journey Stooshe have embarked on over the past 18 months. It draws on inspiration from Destiny’s Child and SWV, fused with strong beats, thick synths and live instruments. The sound is a natural evolution of the group, but remains true to their pop, RnB and soulful melody.
From the animated characters that propelled them into the critically acclaimed girl group to now, older, wiser and in the driving seat Stooshe commented: ‘’The new album represents freedom and choice, a snapshot of the journey we have been on so far. We can’t wait to share it, learn from it and grow with it’’.
Alongside their new sound, Courtney, Karis and Alex have grown into their own sophisticated look and style. Encompassing their urban London roots with Hollywood glamour, they have channelled their boldness, sass and energy for their powerful musical renaissance.
Stooshe have an intense year ahead including jetting off globally as ambassadors (Global Gifters) for the Eva Longoria Global Gift Foundation as well as a US tour and being invited to perform on a US college tour in October.
The girls are also thrilled to be brand ambassadors for FILA UK which will see them showcase the A/W collection later this year.
What can we say …. The Girls are back!!!