K’NAAN TO RELEASE ‘TWITTER SINGLE’
ASSEMBLED FROM FANS’ TWEETS
Somali-Canadian musical trailblazer K’Naan is about to collaborate with his fans in an unprecedented way -assembling a new version of his song “People Like Me” from their tweets on Twitter. On April 1st, K’Naan will invite his Twitter followers to download the special instrumental version of the song, created specially for this promotion, and submit their own lyrics for the story via his Twitter. All fan tweets tagged with #knaansong will be considered for inclusion in the final song. Deadline for submissions is May 1st. Following that, K’Naan will assemble the best tweets and record the results, crediting all contributors on his official site and all other social profiles. The final track will be made available to fans via free download on K’Naan’s Twitter page at http://twitter.com/thedustyfoot and his official site at http://knaanmusic.com This will mark the first time Twitter will be officially used for the creation of a song.
K’Naan’s latest album, Troubadour, was released on Feb 24 and debuted at #1 and #3 top digital albums in the US and Canada, respectively: sure evidence of the electronically-oriented nature of many of his fans. This Twitter song collaboration is a logical extension of the new relationships being forged by artists and their audiences in an increasingly interconnected world.
More information can be found at http://www.amoctone.com/knaan/plmtweet/