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.