Malaysian-Canadian rising star Erika Tham kicks off with a new sultry debut single “Admit It“
Fans may recognize the 21-year-old Malaysian-Canadian talent as Corki from Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop, or her appearances in the Disney Channel Original Movie Kim Possible and FOX TV series Star. Following an outstanding acting career as a teen, Erika realized that her true passion was with music and decided to put in the work to pursue it.
Erika shares about the new single, “‘Admit It’ is what I wish I could’ve said to someone that I was watching fall in love with me, when I knew I didn’t feel the same. It’s an honest conversation with myself and him; admitting my faults and hesitations when it comes to love. I’m sorry I let it get this far and that I let you think I was the one. ‘Pardon my seduction, I’ll pardon your assumptions’.”
The first single from Erika, “Admit It,” offers up a delicious fusion of R&B and Pop, adding intricacy and bridging cultures with delicate Asian instrumentation. The sultry track came together with help of Grammy-winning friends/collaborators Major Myjah and Deion Gill – who have worked with the likes of J. Cole, Usher, Chris Brown, and Damian Marley, mixing engineer Andrew Wuepper, and Sterling Sound master engineer Chris Gehringer. The track is the first offering from her upcoming debut EP which Erika will release independently before the end of the year.
She add, “The song came together organically, deriving from a regular conversation with her close collaborators. Erika explained, “I made ‘Admit It’ in Atlanta with my friends Major and Deion. Major and I were in the kitchen making breakfast when Deion played us the beat, which he had made the night before. While Major was cutting up some veggies, he started free styling melodies making fun of my manager, Syd, for having a Samsung instead of an iPhone. There’s actually a video of it somewhere! Later that night we rewatched the video and I had heard him say the words ‘admit it’, which is when I came up with the first line in the song, ‘I’ll admit it, I wouldn’t know love if I was in it’. As soon as I said it, the three of us fell in love with the concept and could SO relate…It was one of those songs that wrote itself because we were just being so honest.