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SFPL Tunes: Boy Band CTZEN Cover Fantasia’s “Without Me” [Video]

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Remember CTZEN, the infectious boy band as seen on X Factor Season 2, known for their authentic vocal ability and universal appeal on the hit show? The LA based group, comprised of four young men in their early twenties– Parker, Kelechi, Calvin and Russel are proving that they are ready to stake their claim to pop supremacy. With a steadily growing fan base, the ever-evolving group continues to rise to the occasion, delivering flawless covers to some of today’s hottest songs. 
 
 

The band of brothers known as CTZEN, shake up Fantasia’s hit single, ‘Without Me,’ with their own eclectic, avante-garde rendition. The heartthrobs showcase their seamless harmonies, adding depth and originality to the club banger. The artistic video shot and directed by Ctzen’s Kelechi Kalu has a high-end luxury theme complete with subtle vengeance. The video illustrates a tale of cheating women taking advantage of the very men that introduced them to a life of success, leaving the boys to soulfully croon, 

“What would you be with out me?”

“We chose to remake Fantasia’s ‘Without Me’ because we love her as an artist,” explains Calvin Seabrooks, 1/4 member of Ctzen. “We also wanted to do something R&B driven to showcase our range.”

WRITERS: FantasiaHarmony SamuelsAl Sherrod LambertMissy Elliott & Kyle Stewart

ADDITIONAL LYRICS: Parker Wright & Calvin Seabrooks

PRODUCER: Harmony Samuels

VOCAL PRODUCTION/ARRANGEMNET: Calvin Seabrooks

VIDEO

DIRECTOR: Kelechi Kalu  

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : Poncho Moore

EDITOR: Parker Wright

STYLING: Calvin Seabrooks & Kelechi Kalu

For More on Ctzen:

www.youtube.com/ctzenmusic

www.ctzenmusic.com

www.twitter.com/ctzenmusic

www.instagram.com/ctzenmusic

By Gabriel Williams (@Gabriel_Will1)

Named as one of NY's top socialites, Gabriel Williams has definitely made a name for himself in today's entertainment industry. Running one of the most respected blogs on the web, featured in several blogs, magazines and on television networks, have interviewed some today's hottest talent, to consulting/branding/styling/creative direction for some of the best acts and brands in the business; and also offering his specialty in music, whether it's providing background vocals or songwriting - Gabriel knows his place in the rapture of all-things-entertainment, and he plays it very well. Praised to be a "mogul in the making", Gabriel is just that "IT" candidate for "All Things Fly"! He is what "Stuff Fly People Like"!

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