“Lessons In Love,” Follow-up Single to #2 Dance Hit “How Can I Lie,” Soon To Be Serviced To Pop Radio And Dance Clubs
As if her breakneck schedule this past year with Midas Records Presents: The VH1 Save The Music Tour isn’t enough of a whirlwind, teen pop sensation Angel˜celebrating the recent success of her #2 Billboard dance chart hit “How Can I Lie”˜was off to the races (literally) in mid-February, sitting in the VIP section as a specially invited guest at the Daytona 500 with some mighty fast Hollywood company. She shared the February 20 festivities in Daytona Beach, Florida with Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Matthew McConaughey, Brian Wilson, Clint Black and Vanessa Williams.
From there, Angel raced up the coast to join forces with Radio Disney AM 560 in New York to meet fans and perform at New York City’s Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on Feburary 25, during a specially designated Kids Week. The event, in which the singer sang live on the Intrepid, was a follow-up of sorts to a December performance she did in conjunction with Radio Disney at the Evening of Giving charity event at the Menlo Park Mall in Edison, NJ.
Angel’s show was part of a weeklong Kids Week celebration, in which the Intrepid Museum teamed up with a long list of partners to provide educational and interactive programming, including multiple stations for kids where they could learn from museum educators and create their own crafts to take home. The Kids Zone operated operated every day during Kids Week to provide interactive activities based on the museum’s educational programs. Other activities during the week included: Puppet Theater, Magicians, Science Shows, Dance Performances, Face Painting, games and prizes.
“I think it’s so cool that kids in New York City have their own week to be creative and have exciting new learning experiences,” Angel says. “I was very happy to participate and had a great time seeing everyone there!”
Earlier in February, Angel was a presenter at the 16th annual Pollstar Concert Awards, held on February 4th at the Wiltern LG in Los Angeles. She presented the award for Best New Major Concert Venue and was greeted fondly by the other presenters, many of whom are legends in the music business.
All of this activity was extracurricular to her headlining duties with Midas Records Presents: The VH1 Save The Music Tour. Angel has been touring schools and malls since last March, discussing the value of keeping music programs alive in the schools and talking to students about avoiding drugs, alcohol and tobacco to help achieve their dreams. Thus far, she has performed at over 200 schools in front of more than 175,000 kids.
Angel has won accolades from the press (including Teen Newsweek), teachers and parents for these efforts as well as the clean-cut lyrics of her debut solo album, Believe In Angels? Believe In Me. The album was recently released in Japan as well.
“How Can I Lie” recently hit the #2 spot on Billboard magazine’s Hot Dance Music Club Play Top 50 chart, just under the top spot occupied by superstar Seal. The track had received the royal treatment with two remixes, one by Ralphi Rosario and another by Eddie Baez to keep the song pumping on the dance floor and specialty radio from late 2004 to the present. A remix video version is also being blasted in the clubs and on video channels.
Even as “How Can I Lie” still lights up the clubs and listener request lines, Midas is gearing up to ship its follow-up single “Lesson’s In Love” to Top 40 radio and out to the club culture. The dance version will once again get remixes by Rosario and then by Norty Cotto.
Angel has also been in the studio lately with producers Tim Kelly and Bob Robinson (Destiny’s Child, Sisqo, Babyface, Boyz II Men).