FRESH: ‘Calling Out’ – BOBBi feat. Hannie

BOBBi debuts with Hannie for “Calling Out”, to be featured on Hollyoaks TV special!

by Christopher Smith

London-based emerging pop artist BOBBi has released her first single “Calling Out” featuring Swedish artist Hannie (“Disposable”, “Irresistible”) today, through W Songs with Warner Music via ADA. The intimate ballad gracefully touches on some tough subject matter brought to light in a week-long UK soap opera Hollyoaks special. Bobbi is one of the most interesting up and coming singer-songwriters on the London scene right now. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, and previously going under her given name Kaylee Johnston, she has opened for Dragonette and Ace Of Base, and shared the stage with Carly Rae Jepsen, OneRepublic, and Joe Jonas. The success of her single “Are You The One”, with over 250,000 streams on Spotify, opened the door for her to move to London.

When collaborators BOBBi and Hannie, and co- writers KALM and Molly Rainford were asked to write a bespoke song for Hollyoaks, they were immediately connected to the story line. Tossing back and forth stories about heartbreak, betrayal, discrimination, and triumph, the lyrics emerged. Hannie’s beautiful piano arrangement lent itself to the melodies that would soon become BOBBi’s first single, and KALM’s production brought it to life. Hollyoaks are collaborating with Love Music Hate Racism, a charity that believes, cultures can and do mix. Without giving too much away, the central theme of the Hollyoaks episode is racism, and how one of the characters takes a stand to conquer it. With all that is happening in the world, BOBBi and Hannie feel proud to be standing behind such a powerful message.

Now working on her EP with James Yuill and Charlie McClean, and song cuts coming out with artists like Red Velvet, Hannie, and Michael Rice, BOBBi is well on her way, and beyond excite to share “Calling Out” with the world.

“Calling Out” premiers on Hollyoaks TONIGHT (September 17th) and is also featured tomorrow (18th) at 6:30pm GMT on UK Channel 4.

For more about BOBBi, check out her FACEBOOK page
Stay up-to-date with Hollyoaks news at the Channel 4 WEBSITE

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