*R&B Singer/songwriter Noel Gourdin and the stunning UK R&B/Soul darling Hil St. Soul join forces for a shining new remix of Gourdin’s “No Worries.”
The original version of the song is featured on Gourdin’s newest CD City Heart, Southern Soul.
The dynamic young musician first took the music world by storm with his #1 hit “The River” which topped the Urban AC Radio charts for 15 consecutive weeks and was championed by Steve Harvey. Influenced by iconic voices like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Johnny Taylor, Gourdin has learned a thing or two about crafting songs that speak to the heart, mind and soul. His rich buttery smooth alto, flavored with a gritty and bluesy undercurrent and punctuated by agile gospel riffs, make him instantly recognizable. Gourdin’s lastest album, City Heart, Southern Soul, features the single “Patience,” the Top 25 single “Heaven Knows” and the free-spirited and heart-warming “No Worries.”
When it came time to do a remix for “No Worries,” Gourdin had a specific vision in mind.”
He shares: “The UK loves up-tempo feel-good soul music. I immediately thought about Hil St. Soul’s voice and knew her voice and chemistry would be perfect. She nailed it! It was an absolute pleasure to work with the lovely and talented Hil St. Soul on the remix. Her voice is incredible and she’s so down to earth and easy to work with. She offered such a fresh feel and new life to the record and I’m so appreciative. I most definitely hope it’s not the last time our voices grace the same record.”
Hil St. Soul adds: “When I first ‘No worries,’ I was instantly hooked! I loved everything about the song – Noel’s vocals, the lyrical content and uplifting production. I could totally relate to the subject matter so I gladly got on board! It’s been a pleasure working with Noel and I will definitely be working with him again!”
City Heart, Southern Soul speaks directly to Noel Gourdin’s roots. Born in Brockton, MA and having spent numerous summers with his family in Pachuta, Mississippi, Gourdin is the perfect amalgamation of city fire and southern heat. He began singing in Church and was influenced by this father’s soul records but at the same was influenced by the new jack swing his brother introduced him to. Signed to Sony Music at 24, Gourdin contributed the song “Family Reunion” to soundtrack for the film The Cookout, starring Queen Latifah. His debut After My Time came in 2008 featuring his gospel tinged hit single “The River.” Fresh: The Definition was released in showcasing a refreshing blend of live instrumentation, organic production, and lyrical content as heard on the Top 10 Urban AC single, “Beautiful.” In 2012, Gourdin was featured on pianist Brian Culbertson’s sultry hit R&B ballad “You’re My Music.” With the release of City Heart, Southern Soul, Noel Gourdin continues to assert himself as one of the most promising voices of his generation, making music that promises to stand the test of time. Noel confides that he hope his music will be known for its quality. He adds, “It’s really important for me to be respectful and have music that can speak to the masses, from a two year old to your Great GrandMAMA! Musical integrity is extremely important to me, for when I leave the industry my musical legacy is what I want to be remembered for…Timeless, Real and Soulful, music.”