KERLI will make her national TV debut live on ABC’s massively popular show “Dancing With The Stars” this Tuesday, April 16 at 9/8c. The Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer will perform her new single “Love Me Or Leave Me”from her EP UTOPIA, released March 19 on Island Records. Watch KERLI singing the emotive, heartfelt ballad here:
KERLI first unveiled “Love Me Or Leave Me” on Perez Hilton. Perez wrote, “Kerli pours those sweet melodies in our ears and we simply can't stop slurpin' them UP!...We ADORE this new KERLI tune! Not only is it pretty as f*ck, the lyrics tell a heartbreaking story and her killer vocals remind us of Sia, which is NEVER a bad thing. Plus, ‘Love Me Or Leave Me’ is rather different from her previous clubtastic, ass-shaking songs, which only proves her versatility as an artist! SO many hearts, KERLI!” (3/5/13)
“Love Me Or Leave Me” is one of seven songs included on UTOPIA written and performed by KERLI. Much of it draws inspiration from both popand dance genres and was recorded with SeventyEight, U.K. producer Switch (M.I.A., Diplo) and Australian DJ/producer tyDI, while overseen by former Katy Perry A&R man Chris Anokute at Island Def Jam.
Her first single from the EP, “The Lucky Ones,”landed the top spot (#1) on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart, marking KERLI’s second #1 dance hit following “Army Of Love” in 2011. The music video for “The Lucky Ones” has surpassed 1 million views on YouTube:
UTOPIA’s tracks crackle with an electric, emotional confidence rarely seen in the dance/pop world and showcase KERLI’s gift for sincere songwriting, which fans of Demi Lovato know well as she co-wrote Lovato’s platinum-selling “Skyscraper,” which won an MTV VMA in September 2012 for ‘Best Video With A Message.’