May 14, 2020 (New York, NY) Today, celebrated classical fusion violinist Ezinma debuts her EP, Classical Bae, (Decca Records). The collection succinctly showcases her talent as she reimagines music from the classical greats (Beethoven, Bach and Vivaldi) with her own hip-hop infused style. The four-track set is available now across all digital platforms and you can listen to the EP here. Additionally, the video to the track "House of Bach" makes its debut today and you can watch it here.
Ezinma's style is a blend of virtuosic melodies and orchestral soundscapes with hard hitting beats-a classical-fusion that is cinematic, orchestral and anthemic. This fusion, this juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated worlds, allows her to connect with diverse audiences and bring classical music to new audiences. The EP was produced by Brandon Korn (Travis Scott, Lil Wayne) and Steven Epstein (Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis).
Ezinma (eh-zeen-ma) is a Nebraskan born from a Guyanese father and a German-American mother. Her mixed cultural and ethnic background influenced her musical upbringing and helped mold her into the versatile artist she is today. While classical music will always be a passion for her, she felt a strong need to present the world with a different side of her and has collaborated with jazz, R&B, pop, hip-hop and electronic artists such as Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Mac Miller, Yo-Yo Ma and countless others.
This past year Ezinma launched a nonprofit foundation, HeartStrings, a music-based youth development program for children K-5 of diverse backgrounds and was also selected to work with a variety of brands that include Lexus, Tracfone, Luminous Diamonds, Reebok, Essentia, Gucci, SK-II, and Zappos.
Classical Bae Track Listing
About Decca Records, US:
Decca Records, US is home to superstar acts such as Andrea Bocelli, Idina Menzel, Max Richter, Lang Lang, Ólafur Arnalds, Ludovico Einaudi, and more. It is also the proud partner of European sister labels Decca Records, Decca Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, ECM, and Mercury KX. Decca Records, US also encompasses US-based label Decca Gold, which focuses on American classical artists and composers such as New York Philharmonic, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Ellen Reid, Christopher Tin, Chad Lawson, as well as Paragon, a label for emerging voices such as Lucas Vidal.