CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jan 11, 2013) - Chicago-based emerging artist Richard Kincaid (www.richardkincaidmusic.com) heats things up in 2013 with his new single "I Wish That Was Me" featuring the soothing saxophone sounds by Grammy-nominated icon Dave Koz. The track is set to hit FMQB's Adult Contemporary Chart January 14 and be added to Mediabase January 28.
Kincaid says, "If you've ever loved someone that didn't love you back, this song is for you!" The powerful track is written by multi-talented songwriter/producer David Taylor II, who collaborated with Kincaid on his recently released full-length independent debut album Mosaic.
"From literally the first moment I heard Richard Kincaid sing, I knew he had a real gift," praises Taylor. "In 2012, I've had incalculable amounts of fun stretching my songwriting muscles in providing material for him; in 2013, we want the world to take note of one of the most intriguing vocal artists to come along in quite some time."
Kincaid lit up the charts this past holiday season with his single "This Christmas (*Mistletoe)" -- an R&B-driven remake of Donny Hathaway's Christmas classic. The holiday track, which features vocals by Cuba Gooding, Sr. of the famed soul group The Main Ingredient, also held in the Top 20 on the main Mediabase AC Chart and Mediabase AC Christmas Chart for several weeks putting Kincaid as the only independent artist in company with superstars on the chart such as Rod Stewart, Lady Antebellum, Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green and Train.
Both songs appear on Mosaic, which includes eight powerfully produced cover songs (from a rousing gospel-tinged version of Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" to "Tracks of My Tears"), plus four original tracks by Taylor. The album was released on Taylor's House of DT Records label.
Apart from pursuing his music career, the singing sensation also embraces his philanthropic side as creator of the BeCause Foundation (www.becausefoundation.org), a non-profit organization that combines documentary films and outreach campaigns and tackles such hot button issues as homelessness and healthcare, human rights in East Burma, sexual abuse of children and bullying.