With over 11,000 monthly listeners and nearly 300,000 streams on Spotify, he is the artist makes her presence one of the most eclectic and experimental artists of 2021. Her songs topped iTunes sales worldwide, in no less than 4 genres: Christian, dance, jazz and r & b. With their latest single, a cover of Maxwell’s neo-soul classic, “Sumthin ‘Sumthin'”, HITA once again reached the top, this time in a 5th genre: electronics. Its October 15 release reached No. 1 on the Electronic Songs chart in South Africa.
âSumthin ‘Sumthin’ ‘is my 2-track cover of legendary Neo-Soul classic Maxwell,â says HeIsTheArtist. âThe cover mixes old school neo-soul and smooth jazz with contemporary electronic instrumentation, while the Disco Funk version adds a fun disco / funk flavor. This outing is meant to get people dancing during this harsh pandemic. “
This isn’t the first HITA cover to hit the South African charts. His Britney Spears / Snoh ââAalegra mash-up, “Sometimes / I Want You Around”, reached No. 1 on the South African Jazz Song Chart.
âI was definitely inspired by the disco and jazz origins of house music when I did my cover. Maxwell always had a retro vibe to him and it was important for me to keep that flavor inside my cover of his song.
Heistheartist (He is the artist) is an American Christian singer-songwriter from Central Islip, NY. A former secular neo-soul singer signed to “Bentley Records” under his biological name “LeeMann Bassey”, Heistheartist discovered his true calling was with the Lord after one day hearing an inspiring sermon from TD Jakes online. On that day he was inspired to teach the world about the Lord, as TD Jakes did with his sermon, but through music.
His single “Boom (Remastered)” reached No. 1 on the Christian / Gospel charts in South Africa, followed by an iTunes # 1 mash-up by Britney Spears and Snoh ââAalegra. The instrumental, “Snake Charmer” is HITA’s first release in 2021. It reached 8th place on the UK EDM iTunes chart.
A new single, a cover of Maxwell’s neo-soul classic, “Sumthin ‘Sumthin'” is now available on MTS Records, including the funk disco remix!
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