Singer-songwriter Lyric releases debut LP ‘Hear It’

The singer and songwriter of R&B known as Lyric has released her debut LP album, “Hear It.” The record contains ten original tracks for an approximate total listening time of forty minutes. Like all of Lyric’s evocative art, it has been proudly published on Bearze’s World of Music Entertainment Network (W.O.M.E.N.) independent record label without the support of the corporate music industry. Founded on solid back beats and mellow bass lines, boasting catchy melodies, and showcasing the talents of one of Denver, CO’s most ambitious creative minds, “Hear It” is an inspiration for lovers of contemporary R&B music everywhere.

Lyric cites as main influences a wide array of legends, including Aaliyah, Sade, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, TLC, Alanis Morissette, Xscape, Mary Mary, CeCe Winans, Tupac Shakur, Ginuwine, Chaka Khan, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Al Green. India Arie, Madonna, Mariah Carey, T.I., Michael Bolton, and Yanni.

Clearly, this is the roster of a true music lover. Lyric’s current official bio closes with an artistic principle: “As an artist you must enjoy all genres of music to reach out to the world through it as Lyric does.”

Asked to describe her relationship with music, Lyric writes, “Music for me became a way to not only express my emotions but to release the anger and sadness I was feeling, feelings of abandonment. Music was like my coping mechanism that helped me deal with my dad not being around and with my parent’s divorce when I was only two years old.”

Like many of the best songwriters, Lyric took the pain of her experiences and transmuted it into something the rest of us can appreciate.

“The goal for my album is making its listeners feel good,” Lyric says, “and to be inspired by spreading uplifting messages they can relate to. It speaks about life, about things like hope, love, inspiration, hardships, faith, overcoming obstacles, and happiness.”

This results in “Hear It” being both easy to enjoy and intriguing as a humanist message. Lyric makes a point of this in her songwriting, and it shows.

“There’s so much power in music that isn’t realized by many who use it only to benefit themselves,” she writes. “They don’t care about the message they’re sending out. I’m going to change that through my music.”

“Hear It” by Lyric is available from over 700 digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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Yolanda Arrey releases new album ‘The Bayou’

The singer of R&B and soul known as Yolanda Arrey has released her latest LP record, “The Bayou.” It consists of 15 tracks for an approximate total listening time of one hour. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the direction of the corporate music industry. Built on grooves, blues, beats, and the clarion singing of this contemporary chanteuse from Cameroon, “The Bayou” proves Yolanda Arrey to be one of today’s most evocative singers.

Right away “The Bayou” evidences whose singing Yolanda Arrey appreciates most. She cites as her main inspirations Whitney Houston, Billie Holiday, and the Temptations. Yet her style sets her apart from these legends, letting her retain qualities and characteristics all her own.

Arrey’s sonic individuality begins at the writing stage. She clearly writes songs with a mind to create new patterns of flow and phrasing while at the same time paying strict attention to the content of her lyrics. This latter artistic principle alone puts Arrey in a select percentage of singer-songwriters, but her natural tones also single her out as a special performer in today’s burgeoning independent music scene.

“My album is about the inspiration to press on, to love, to grow and to be thankful,” writes Arrey. “It’s a collective expression of all that we feel when we are in love, both good and bad, joyful and sad. It’s an expression of strength in difficult times and the motivation to press forward in the face of unwavering challenges. Most importantly, it’s about the freedom to express how we feel at any given time without judgment.”

Arrey began her singing career at the age of seven as a songwriter. By nine she had joined several a-cappella groups in Saker Baptist College where she later attended high school in Cameroon and was lead singer-songwriter for the popular dance group, “GST.” Before relocating to the United States at 19, she would sing in many more. She participated in many bands in college, and memorized most of her school studies by making music out of her classroom lecture notes.

Writes Arrey, “I have written over 150 songs for others and for myself. It’s a good balance with my nerdy side, and it’s the one thing that keeps me going no matter what else is happening in my life. I am truly grateful for its amazing power.”

Yolanda Arrey has collaborated with pop musician Prince of Cats and appears as lead vocalist in his hit 2013 video, “When You Loved Me.” More recently she appeared on her brother Eliel Arrey’s album, “The Essentials,” singing “Your Highness.” Her new record’s title track, “The Bayou,” is co-written by the world-renowned composer, Lawrence Nachsin.

“The Bayou” by Yolanda Arrey is available online worldwide at over 700 digital music stores now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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