Krista's Taking Back Brooklyn

(RCA) After finishing her first national tour this summer with Kelly Clarkson, up-and-coming musical artist Krista will make her recording debut September 15 with the release of Taking Back Brooklyn (RCA/VEL Records). The album's first single "Temporary Insanity" is gearing up for radio with a new video to match.

The 22-year-old singer, songwriter and musician recorded the album's 12 songs in Brooklyn with her producer and songwriting collaborator, Camus Celli, who has worked with such diverse artists as David Byrne and Gavin DeGraw.

With Taking Back Brooklyn, the fiery young artist takes listeners on a journey through her struggles and triumphs growing up in the culturally mixed, low-income neighborhood of Sunset Park. Effortlessly shifting from spitting boastful rhymes to unleashing cathartic melodies, Krista's emotionally raw lyrics are brought to life by a blend of hard-edged rock, street-wise rap and engaging pop. The dynamic, genre-defying sound reflects the diversity of Krista's musical influences, which range from escapist rock (Evanescence and Linkin Park) to early female MCs (Salt-n-Pepa, Queen Latifah) and sassy R&B (Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys).

"This is my debut album and I want to show everybody who I am, which is someone with a lot of different sides," Krista says. "The album is about taking it back to where I'm from the whole collage of living in Brooklyn. But it's also about what art and writing and music mean to me. How I want to take back from my life what has been taken from me."

One of J Records' most promising young talents, Krista piqued audiences' interests with her breakout performances at the Lollapalooza and Bamboozle festivals and X Games in 2008.

Don't miss your chance to catch this incredible new talent this summer.

July 15 Ft Wayne IN The Early Bird
July 16 Little Rock AR Sticky Fingaz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack
July 17 Kileen TX Junction 45 Event Center
July 18 Austin TX Travis County Expo Ctr Arena
July 22 Los Angeles CA On The Rox at the Roxy
**July 23 Costa Mesa CA Pacific Ampitheatre
July 26 Denver CO Latimer Lounge
July 31 Cleveland OH Peabodys
**Aug 1 Harrington, DE Delaware State Fair
**Aug10 Billings MT Montana State Fair
**Aug 14 Indianapolis, IN Indiana State Fair
**Sept 3 Allentown, PA Great Allentown Fair
**Sept 4 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Exposition

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