While browsing through new single/album artwork (how exciting does that sound?), I came across a newish pop group called The Stunners. The Stunners are a 5-piece girl group founded by none other than singer/songwriter/producer Vitamin C. Signing a major record deal with Columbia Records only six months after being founded, the girls made their debut with a contribution on the iCarly Season 1 soundtrack – a cover of Deniece Williams’ disco classic “Let’s Hear It For The Boy.” Next for the group was a promotional single, “Bubblegum” (see the video below) digitally released in March through Columbia/Sony, followed by a self-titled EP in October (which is no longer available). After parting ways with Columbia the girls signed with Universal Republic in early 2010 and are now set to release their debut album later this year.
The Stunners are Tinashe Kachingwe, Hayle Kiyokom, Lauren Hudson, Allie Gonino and Marisol Esparza. Their first OFFICIAL official single is called “Dancin’ Around The Truth” and it’s due out on Tuesday June 1st. The single is a remix of the EP version, featuring assistance from hip hop/jerkin duo New Boyz (currently signed to Asylum Records/Warner Music Group). The single should impact mainstream radio sometime this month. Listen to the remix version on the girls’ website and the original version on their MySpace page.
Why the interest now in this group? Would you think I was weird if I told you it was Vitamin C? Yeah, I’ve never really been in her demographic but I happened to love a couple tracks off of her second album More (namely “As Long As You’re Loving Me” and “The Itch“) and really loved the dance-electro route she went with “Last Nite.” I’ve been craving new Vitamin C music for a while, and while her own new material is SUPPOSEDLY in the works, at least I know she’s been busy doing something. In the meantime, see the fruits of her labor when The Stunners open for teen singing sensation Justin Bieber, starting June 23rd.