FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INDEPENDENT ARTIST, OYA RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM “SPIRIT OF OYA”
Energizing Through Music and Art
September 26, 2012, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OYA, independent singer/songwriter has released her debut album “Spirit of OYA”, showcasing her versatility as a vocalist and emotional fearlessness as an artist. This fusion project of R&B/Soul, Jazz, Gospel and Funk, is a musical depiction of Oya’s journey, filled with life, love, inspiration and light. Oya’s voice navigates a wide range of melodies, from gentle, lyrical ballads to playfully improvised jazz tracks and uplifting gospel-inspired tunes. All celebrate her influences and paints a vivid picture of her life experiences.
With Spirit of OYA, the songtress has enlisted the talents of seasoned studio musicians, such as Ryan Cross (Rihanna, Alicia Keys), Brandon Coleman (Babyface) and Kenneth Crouch (Mariah Carey). Ryan Cross, who also produced the album with Oya, states, “The Spirit of OYA project is the most inspiring and dynamic album that I have ever worked on. Every song leaves you with that “Good Feeling”, that old school songs always embodied”. Iajhi Hampden, drummer, says “Oya’s musical vision and voice are both very dynamic and truly versatile. She’s an all around professional”.
Click Image Above To Watch Interview And Behind The Scene Video OfThe Making Of “Spirit of OYA”
Spirit of OYA, was officially released on September 23, in celebration of her father, Ezekiel’s, 76th birthday. Oya felt it was imperative to honor his legacy which lives through her art. Oya expresses, “His loving and powerful spirit has assisted me into becoming the woman and artist I am today”.
Spirit of OYA is now available on:
Spirit of Oya Store
9/28/12: Spaghettini Lounge – Seal Beach, CA with Victor Orlando and the Fun-Ja-La All Stars
11/11/12: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah – Starring Role in the musical “This Story Must Be Told”
Official Album Release Party and Tour Dates TBA
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