Above: Dennis Bettis who features on the latest single with HD

Above: Dennis Bettis who features on the latest single with HD

HD has teamed up with American soul star Dennis Bettis, a two-time Grammy nominated songwriter. Dennis has written for such greats as Luther Vandross, Charlie Wilson, Boyz II Men, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, and featured on Soulpersona's 'Momentum' album with the track 'No Games'. The Atlanta based singer/ songwriter has been writing since the age of 11 and his biggest hit 'You Are' by Charlie Wilson spent 15 weeks at #1, was billboard R&B song of the year and the official Charlie Wilson You Tube video of the song is now close to some 12 million views.

The music was composed and produced in the UK by HD (Benjamin Race) and also features Jim Macrae (Jordan Rakei) on drums and Greg Doggett (The Doggett Brothers) on guitar. 

''It has been a genuine honour to work with Dennis, to collaborate with such a prestigious songwriter and vocalist is rather surreal. In fact I remember being almost reluctant to send Dennis the track. As a musician you always have a crippling self doubt and wonder if your music is any good! To send a new original song to someone like Dennis who has worked with Luther Vandross was a worry! However he quickly came back saying 'he loved it' and the rest is history....'' says Benjamin. 

Above: UK based producer Benjamin Race (HD)

Above: UK based producer Benjamin Race (HD)

The song will be released on Ashwood Records and will be accompanied by an official music video shot in London by Departure Lounge Studios. The official artwork was commissioned to Norwich based artist Henry Boon. 

Above and below: Official single artwork created by artist Henry Boon painted on canvas

Above and below: Official single artwork created by artist Henry Boon painted on canvas

Henry Boon
Above: Artwork for the latest single from HD 'You Give Me Life' due for release in late August 2017 on Ashwood Records 

Above: Artwork for the latest single from HD 'You Give Me Life' due for release in late August 2017 on Ashwood Records