NEW YORK — Local singer Talia Coles just released her new video “Never See You Again” on May 9. The up-tempo sexy dance tune was originally written by Coles, and produced by Teetimus. With her emotional lyrics and hot dance music, the single successfully stayed on Billboard’s Top 25 Dance/Club Play for nine straight weeks.

Coles is also known as a songwriter, stylist and designer. She styled videos for Trey Songz and P. Diddy, and wrote songs for Slim from 112, Musiq Soulchild and Tyler Perry. In addition, she has her own record label, Couture Music, and her own clothing line, Cisum Couture. As her phenomenal talent has been evolving in the entertainment industry, Blast asked Coles some quick questions to get to know her more.

BLAST: Where is dance music right now? Where is it going?

TALIA COLES: Dance music is going be around forever. People always want to feel good. It does something to your body and makes you feel untouchable. It goes hand and hand with fashion and the runway. But I feel like a dance record doesn’t define an artist, a lot of times you may know the song but not have a clue who the artist is. So it’s important to me not to get trapped in just dance music, I want to share the full spectrum of my music. So the consumer can go on a journey with me with a point of view.

BLAST: Where do you live?

TC: I currently live in New Jersey but I was born and raised in Harlem World.

BLAST: What do you do when you are not making music or clothing?

TC: When I’m not working, I spend time with my family. I rock out with my mom. I eat a lot a food and fried Twinkies…(Laughs). My secret nickname is Shallow Hal. But once the guilt settles in, I go work out like a maniac with my trainer Giant of the Bartendaz.

BLAST: Who would you like to work with?

TC: I’d love to work with Michael Jackson and John Lennon when I get to Heaven! But in this lifetime, my list might be too long. To name a few, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Prince, Madonna, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beyonce, Frank Ocean! Boy I can keep going (laughs).

BLAST: What’s your style when performing live?

TC: My performance style most of the time has a theatrical feel. It’s energetic, playful, [and] sensual with personal swag.

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Eiko Watanabe is a Blast staff writer in New York

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