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2018 prom­ises to be a ma­jor year for ris­ing pop sen­sa­tion Cara Frew, who re­cently re­leased her new al­bum, Flame. The al­bum is an ex­pan­sion of her 2017 EP Dance and fea­tures some of Cara’s big­gest tracks, such as “Free” (House­hold Funk Remix), “Only High with You” and “You Got Me”.

Cara Frew stud­ied at the Malie Kelly Mu­sic School & Vo­cal Academy in Jo­han­nes­burg, and went on to do a stint at the Song Writ­ing School of Los An­ge­les in the US, where she gained first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence in song writ­ing and stu­dio pro­duc­tion. Hav­ing stud­ied and net­worked in LA it wasn’t long be­fore Cara had the op­por­tu­nity to work with mu­si­cal greats such as Lau­ren Christy and An­dre Lin­dal, the cre­ative duo be­hind Kelly Clark­son’s Grammy-win­ning “Stronger”.

List­ing Amy Wine­house and Lana Del Rey as some of her favourite artists, it was a dream come true to record her first four-track EP (Come Close to Me) with Daniel Heath, who was re­spon­si­ble for Del Rey’s tracks “Blue Jeans” and “Young and Beau­ti­ful”. All four tracks were co-writ­ten with Ste­fan Skar­bek, who worked closely with Wine­house.

Back home in South Africa, Cara col­lab­o­rated on a song with one of Africa’s big­gest ex­ports, worl­drenowned DJ and mu­sic pro­ducer, Black Cof­fee. “I’ll Find You” was the first re­lease off Black Cof­fee’s 2015 al­bum. The col­lab­o­ra­tion af­forded Cara the op­por­tu­nity to per­form at Só­nar, Ul­tra Mu­sic Fes­ti­val South Africa and Mi­ami in 2016.

Cara is no stranger to the in­ter­na­tional stage as she has per­formed at Ul­tra Mu­sic Fes­ti­val South Africa, Ul­tra Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Mi­ami, Ul­tra Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Sin­ga­pore, Coachella, and most re­cently the Viper Room in West Hol­ly­wood.

Although she spends her time be­tween the United States and South Africa, Cara’s am­bi­tions to be­come one of SA’s big­gest mu­si­cal ex­ports is ap­par­ent in her new record. It is a tes­ta­ment of her po­si­tion as one of SA’s most ex­cit­ing dance-pop singers and song­writ­ers.

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