Tough Love ft. A*M*E - Closer To Love
Tough Love join forces with Grammy Award-nominated vocalist A*M*E on the perfect summer cut, ‘Closer To Love’, released on Get Twisted Records on 11 August 2017.
Following Tough Love’s acclaimed singles ‘Lose My Mind’, ‘Like A Drug’ and ‘Animal’, ‘Closer To Love’ proves why the duo are regarded as one of the UK’s most prolific dance acts, thanks to the perfect fusion of garage, bass and house to deliver a brilliantly catchy, uplifting track that was made for summer parties.
‘Closer To Love’ features the gorgeous, soulful vocals of Grammy Award-nominated A*M*E, who has previously co-written and guested on international hits by MK ('My Love 4 U'), CamelPhat (‘Paradigm’), and Duke Dumont (on the Grammy-nominated ‘Need U (100%)’ which reached No.1 in the UK Singles Chart in 2013). ‘Closer To Love’ looks set to be another big success for both Tough Love and A*M*E.
To break the mould, Tough Love have been releasing their eagerly awaited debut album ‘Past Present Future’ in three parts across spring and summer 2017. Part 1 (Past) was released in late March; Part 2 (Present) was released in July; and Part 3 (Future) will drop later in the year. To celebrate the album, Tough Love are releasing a new single every 4 weeks.
Past Present Future Part 1 featured four of Tough Love’s biggest releases to date: The Top 40 hits ‘So Freakin’ Tight’ and ‘Pony’, plus ‘Touch’ and ‘Like I Can’. Part 2 includes their previous singles, ‘Like A Drug’ ‘Animal’, and ‘Lose My Mind’ along with ‘Closer To Love’. Part 3 will include 4 completely new, unreleased tracks.
After making some serious noise in 2016 in which Tough Love celebrated their 5th anniversary and released two singles, ‘Touch’ and ‘Like I Can’, both of which picked up specialist and day time support. Tough Love consistently showed their appetite for club records releasing ‘DLNW’, ‘Friday Night’ and closed out the year with the huge collaboration with Roger Sanchez and Boy George, ‘Hold On’.
Tough Love’s sound is as in demand as ever, as shown in the remix credits they have for the past 12 months alone, including remixes for Jamiroquai, Craig David, Jess Glynne, Chase & Status, Sigala and Todd Terry.
Born in Sierra Leone, 22-year-old A*M*E (Aminata Jamieson / Amy) already has both Grammy and BBC ‘Sound Of’ nominations to her name.
A*M*E moved to the UK after her mother's hair salon was burned to the ground and life in Sierra Leone became far too dangerous. Growing up in South East London, she formed her playground version of Destiny’s Child and from there was hooked on a career in music.
Since its inception 2012, Tough Love’s record label, Get Twisted Records, has gone from strength to strength, signing an imprint deal with Columbia Records in 2015 and featuring releases from both established names and rising talent including Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Sandy Riviera, Amine Edge & DANCE, Man Without A Clue, Purple Disco Machine, Full Crate, No Artificial Colours, Hannah Wants, LiTek, Leon Lour & Felon, and Get Twisted Records continues to grow in stature, with sell-out London shows across 2016 and 2017 showing the power the label currently commands in the UK.
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