Clockwise from top left: Naomi Allen, Sarah Rosete, Binkie Reevey, Lesley Lewis. Photo by: John Francis Peters
The music, according to Electrik Red is a work in progress—a journey, not a destination. We know Three Six Mafia said, "it's hard out here for a pimp," but it's no mystery that women travel a rocky road too, if not more so. Come May 26th Electrik Red's debut album, How To Be A Lady: Volume 1, will show you how to do this son—ahem, ladies.
The members of Def Jam's newest pop-sensation, Naomi Allen, Lesley Lewis, Sarah Rosete, and Kydra "Binkie" Reevey are cut from a different cloth of girl groups. Where television manufactures over-sized collectives to march to the drum of their male-puppet masters, Electrik Red's foursome stands out as "the real." Their close-knit friendship which began in 2000, helped build the framework for an accomplished career as former models and backup dancers (featured in Ciara's "Like A Boy" video). Now as the vessels for songs written by The-Dream (and produced by partner Tricky Stewart) there is no difference in how they share the stage. Get a crash course on Electrik Red from The Fader's Issue 59 in the link below.
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