This one's for the ladies. Nikon has signed Ashton Kutcher to star in TV commercials to promote the new Nikon COOLPIX cameras.
The two new Nikon ads are set in boutique hotels and upscale shopping destinations. It's a feast for the eyes, with female models and the camera's exquisite styling, fashionable colors, simplicity, and performance. The two spots featuring Ashton are directed by Emmy Award-winner Brian Buckley. Watch, as adoring fans pass around Ashton's camera and take pictures on the sly:
A clever tune plays in the background of the Nikon ad. Fortunately, or unfortunately--depending upon how you feel about her music--emerging artist/musician Kreesha Turner gets some play. But viewers might be too caught up in the obvious eye candy to notice her hit tune, "Bounce With Me."
This same track has been featured on Entourage, Gossip Girl, and other TV shows. It was even heard in a Lipstick Jungle promo.
But fans and curious listeners alike will have to wait for her debut album, Passion. It's slated for an October '08 release from Capitol Music Group. Turner's got an old-school feel to her music, an eclectic blend of soulful, jazzy, pop-infused R&B.
So how did she get her start? Back in 2005, Turner won a talent search contest sponsored by an Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) radio station called The Bounce. She won the chance to record four tracks with Vancouver-based writers/producers Hipjoint. When her song "Bounce With Me" became a radio hit, she attracted the attention of Nelly Furtado's manager, Chris Smith.
On "Passion," Turner collaborated with some of the best in the business, including Grammy Award-winning songwriter Harold Lilly (who also writes songs for Alicia Keys and Janet Jackson), producer Devo Springsteen (also Grammy winner for his work with John Legend and Aretha Franklin), and Toronto-based songwriter and producer Jon Levine (Philosopher Kings, Nelly Furtado).
Check out the lyrics from "Bounce With Me":
Today it's 103
Your daddy ain't home and your mama's asleep
Lets go, it's a full moon night
Ain't comin back til the morning light
See the other version of Ashton's Nikon commercial, featuring "Bounce With Me":
Decide which Ashton you prefer--and enjoy the music.