The Soul of New York City.
We are excited about the upcoming album release from New York City native and singer/ songwriter Lael Summer. The highly anticipated album Burden to Bear, is slated to be released January 7th, 2014. The album is an abundant compilation of smooth, classic soul hits with upbeat jams intermingled throughout. Summers track “Look Around” is reminiscent of Teena Marie’s earlier sound while “In Time” is nostalgic of famed artist Sade. Although a fresh new talent, Summer’s voice and lyrical content is far beyond her years. Navigating through the world of relationships, and love the beautiful artist covers topics that are completely real and relatable.
While blazing a new trail in soul music for young artists of today, a reinvention if you will, Lael Summer possesses a unique vocal quality and tremendous range. Her ability to perform a diverse arrangement of sounds all on one album makes it absolute ear-candy for soul fans while also satisfying the demands for pop music lovers, and retro dance followers.
The production on the album is most certainly without flaw and makes for the perfect accompaniment to Summer’s sultry vocals. The mellow and laid back arrangement of the tracks conjure images of long walks against the backdrop of New York City’s landscape or relaxing at an intimate gathering on a rooftop with wine and spirits. The album is a must have for classic soul aficionados.
Lael Summer displayed her love for music at the tender age of 2, later receiving professional vocal coaching, and performing at the age of 10. Captivating audiences while covering artists such as Christina Aguilera and Hall and Oates and opening for headliners such as Lt. Dan Band, and Jon Anderson of Yes, Lael continues to craft her gift as a student studying music at the USC. Mark you calendars , set your alerts, and get ready for January 7th, 2014, the official release of Lael Summer’s album Burden to Bear.
While you are eagerly awaiting the release of Lael’s album, be sure to follow her online at laelsummer.com to learn more and get the latest news.
BEATS FROM THE STREET
If you haven’t heard the latest from AntBanks380, the God Fearing Gangster you are definitely missing out. This week we were gifted with the opportunity to take in a few tracks from his latest album. Known as the founder and creator of EarHustling Family, AntBanks380 brings a great deal of depth and purpose to his music. With today’s saturated commercial hip-hop market, AntBanks380 manages to successfully mix meaningful lyrics against the backdrop of gritty and often times up-tempo soundtracks. If you’re looking for hip-hop in it’s original form with a refreshing twist, AntBanks380 is the answer. Whether it’s Rapcore, retro inspired, or screwed, this Texas artist delivers a tightly wrapped lyrical package for listeners
The Houston native serves up not only strong lyrical skill but brings a diverse arrangement of tracks that act as a vehicle for his personal testimony and inspirational messages. His track “Think Positive” is a slower tempo, motivational hit that many can relate to. Tracks such as “Keep Surviving” and “Fake Friendz” are not only certified thump-worthy but radio friendly. We encourage you to check out these and other singles from this talent artist.
In today’s tough times, the demand for artists such as AntBanks380 is greater than it has ever been. Take a refreshing step outside of the box and purchase your copy of his latest release.
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Technology on the go with a twist of style
Animal prints are making a comeback for Fall 2013 fashion. Stella & Dot, a company offering boutique jewelry and accessories has released a collection of animal printed laptop cases, ipad cases, and wallets for fall. These versatile items not only make a bold statement, compliment seasonal garments, but also enable us girls to be technically fashionable while on the go. There are several different pattern variations available for each product.
Stella & Dot is a social shopping experience for style lovers all over. Merchandise is available exclusively through independent stylists. Book your trunk show this month to shop these and other fabulous styles from Stella & Dot.