New Jive Records Singer/song writer, Matisse is actually not a rookie playing in show biz at all! “Matisse” or, Brit Smith is someone that has been working in the entertainment business for as long as she can remember, or even earlier. At six months old she appeared on the hit Soap, One Live To Live. She and her sister Alex were later noticed for their appearance as teenagers and moved to London to work on ads for John Freda.
It was in London when Brit and Alex spent a lot of time taking a hobbie they had singing R&B and Pop songs with their father around the house to the next level. All through high school the girls worked on their craft writing different Pop/R&B style tracks. Eventually the girls were signed to Hometown/Interscope Records by Jimmy Iovine. The girls released their first and only single as the group “Brit & Alex” “Let It Go” in 2008. The song was featured on the soundtrack to Step Up 2: The Streets From WEA/Atlantic Records. Brit & Alex’s debut album was to be released in 2009 with production by Dallas Austin and Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, however when “Let It Go” could not break in the UK their relationship with Universal Music and Interscope Records ended. Being forced to rebound after a crushing blow, the sisters decided to recently go their seperate ways.
While Alex decided to go back to school, Brit Smith was challenged to reinvent herself as an artist or find something new to do for a career. It was at that time when Brit Smith became “Matisse”. She named herself after one of her favorite painters who refused to give up as a struggling artists. Now Matisse is getting ready to release her debut after already living a lifetime in the business. She is currently now signed to Jive Records and has the experience as an artist to make the music of a veteran on her first album. Her experience and networking in the business has allowed her to compile a collection of tracks she co wrote with all her ‘A’ list producer friends that stood by her. Tricky and Dallas Austin continue to work with Matisse, along with Cash Money/Universal Republic artist/producer, Kevin Rudolf who produced her debut single, “Better Than Her.”
Matisse is without a doubt one of 2010’s artists to watch. Clizbeats loves her determination and persistance to not give up on her dream!
Check out Some new music from Matisse
Jive Records Player
Brit & Alex
“Let It Go”
From Step Up 2: The Streets
Atlantic Records/Hometown/Interscope Records/Universal Music UK/Touchstone Pictures