Preeya Kalidas is a GORGEOUS UK actress who’s appeared everywhere from the popular soap East Enders and Bend It Like Beckham to various stage productions in London’s West End and East End. Now Preeya is honing her talents in on music, proving that she is in fact the epitome of a “Triple Threat.” Having signed on to Mercury Records last year, and joined forces with music management company Big Life (La Roux, The Klaxons, The Verve) Preeya has been working hard on her debut album, creating “a collection of one-hit-and-you’re-smitten smash hits.”
According to Preeya in a press release, “Music is not something that I’ve just plucked out of the air or that I’m turning to capitalize on my exposure in a soap opera. For me its always been my passion, something I’ve always wanted to do.” Preeya doesn’t really have a lot to prove here, it really just sounds like she’s doing what she loves and simply using her acting success as a platform to jump start her music career. Hey! If you are presented with an opportunity…jump on it! From the sounds of her first single, she’s been paired up with the right producers and could have something going on here. We’ll have to wait and see I guess but so far so good!
First single, “Shimmy,” due out July 26th, was written by Celetia Martin and Alex James, and produced by Kalle Engstrom and features remixes by Bimbo Jones, Rishi Rich and Desi. Check out the UK promo’s tracklisting below.
1. Bimbo Jones Club Mix
2. Rishi Rich Tribal Mix
3. Desi Mix
4. Bimbo Jones Radio Edit
5. Radio Edit