Havana Brown is a modern-day renaissance woman. Since she went supernova with her first single as a pop artist, the already phenomenally successful DJ has steadily taken over the charts as well as the clubs.
She has toured the world from Tokyo, to Paris to Miami and everywhere in between. She’s supported the likes of Britney, Gaga and Rihanna, has almost half a million Facebook followers and her own billboard in Times Square. All this before her first album.
Flashing Lights, her hotly anticipated debut album, is everything you would hope for from a trendhunter who is able to cherry-pick her collaborators. With super-producers RedOne, Afrojack, R3hab, Cave Kings, Carl Ryden and Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins at the controls, it combines dance-floor anthems with the freshest beats and Havana’s dark allure.
Already you’ll be familiar with quadruple-platinum hit ‘We Run the Night (Feat. Pitbull)’ – the little number that was reworked by US producer RedOne and went on to sell 2.5 million copies around the world.
RedOne is also behind the first single from the album, ‘Flashing Lights’. “He just comes into a room and effortlessly comes up with genius melodies and lyrics,” Havana grins of the man who has become her chief collaborator. The result is a smooth urban track with a nod to classic funk artists like the Isley Brothers and the Brothers Johnson. “There’s just something about the funk era that’s extremely sexy to me,” Havana admits.