Kindred returns October 21

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    Santa Monica, CA October 15, 2008 -- Hidden Beach Recording artist, Kindred The Family Soul, is set to release their highly anticipated CD, 'The Arrival', on October 21, 2008. This is the third release from the husband and wife duo, Aja Graydon and Fatin Dantzler. The first single, 'House of Love' embraces the spiritual core of home - a place where love grows, triumphs are celebrated and memories are created. Sings Aja and Fatin, 'every single brick and every single nail, every single triumph and every single fail, build the house of love that we live in, put our nose to the grind and we built it.' 'House of Love' quickly shaped up to become one of the most added singles at Urban Adult Radio, receiving early spins and adds in several major markets.

    Kindred The Family Soul - 'THE ARRIVAL'
    Kindred's previous Top 10 singles at that format included 'Far Away,' 'Stars' and 'Where Would I Be? (The Question)' from their debut release, 'Surrender To Love' and sophomore album, 'In This Life Together.' Both albums established Kindred as core artists at Urban AC radio with sales of nearly 500,000 units combined. 'Surrender To Love' was tapped for a 2004 Soul Train Music nomination for 'Best R&B/Soul Album' and 'In This Life Together' received a 2006 BET Award for the BET J 'Cool Like That Award.'

    "Aja and Fatin have always blended their talents to create great music that takes a look at everyday problems and points the listener in a direction to find a solution,' stated Steve McKeever, CEO of Hidden Beach Recordings. "They share basic and fundamental practices that should be followed in all relationships not just romantic ones."

    'The Arrival', is a collection of twelve songs that possesses a penchant for breaking down life's issues and interludes that highlights the growth of the duo as songwriters, artists and as citizens of the world. Ironically, the title, 'The Arrival', comes on the heels of the birth of two new additions to their own family, twin girls who inspired the title.

    "We have grown as artists, partners in life and as parents during our ten year marriage," stated Aja and Fatin. "People are going through so much financially and emotionally, that it is effecting the core of what is important, the family. We continue to reach into our souls to create music that makes our fans feel something and gives them some hope to know they are not alone and that they can make it through successfully."

    Aja and Fatin utilized the talents of co-writers and producers Grammy-nominee, Adam Blackstone (Jill Scott, The Roots, Musiq Soulchild), Dre and Vidal (Usher, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys) and Steve McKie (Jill Scott, Vivian Green, Bilal). Standout tracks include 'The Struggle,' a song about staying strong during this important time in history and remembering the struggles of the past and looking positively toward the future, 'Pressure' which points out the need to maintain an open heart for your blessings to flow and 'Just The Way You Are,' an expression of the important ingredients for a successful relationship.    

    To support the release of 'The Arrival', television appearances, community advocacy campaigns and album launch events are underway in cities such as Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore, DC, Chicago and Atlanta.


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