First Listen: Angela Nashed finds her "Star" with great single

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    (June 9, 2022) As part of keeping up with our physical needs, most go into the doctor’s office for an annual physical, sometimes known as a “wellness exam.” Angela Nashed is a huge advocate of daily wellness, documenting her songs thru a coloring book. Inspired by soul geniuses like Aretha Franklin and hip-hop and R&B royalty The Roots, this Canadian singer/songwriter born to Egyptian immigrants studied her craft in college in the pursuit of overall wellness for others. 

    Thanks to a vocal coach who smoothed out her stage confidence, Nashed was ready to record her 2017 debut It.Started.Off.Blue, displaying her pleasing vocal colors, tossing R&B sprinkled with jazz and blues.  Two years later, Nashed’s touching reading of Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me” was a bold yet timely move - true to her wellness calling - remembering Gaye’s ecological concerns from back in the day which carry over to today’s climate change concerns.

    (June 9, 2022) As part of keeping up with our physical needs, most go into the doctor’s office for an annual physical, sometimes known as a “wellness exam.” Angela Nashed is a huge advocate of daily wellness, documenting her songs thru a coloring book. Inspired by soul geniuses like Aretha Franklin and hip-hop and R&B royalty The Roots, this Canadian singer/songwriter born to Egyptian immigrants studied her craft in college in the pursuit of overall wellness for others. 

    Thanks to a vocal coach who smoothed out her stage confidence, Nashed was ready to record her 2017 debut It.Started.Off.Blue, displaying her pleasing vocal colors, tossing R&B sprinkled with jazz and blues.  Two years later, Nashed’s touching reading of Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me” was a bold yet timely move - true to her wellness calling - remembering Gaye’s ecological concerns from back in the day which carry over to today’s climate change concerns.

    Besides her upcoming full-length Unintentional, Nashed stays on that wellness course by prepping a ‘relaxation’ project.  Meanwhile, her debut on SoulTracks with “Star” beckons a 90’s R&B coolness and a rhythm track that resonates with the feel of Brandy’s early hits. Co-producer/multi-instrumentalist Alan Prater (Cameo, Michael Jackson), who also produced “Mercy Mercy Me,” weaves his R&B/funk expertise with glistening piano, rolling bass and brass bridges complimenting Nashed’s tranquil vocals. And, of course, the storyline sheds spiritual wellness: “I wanna go get down for a minute/If I haven't said it yet/It's time divine/So let me shine.”

    We look forward to what Nashed brings with Unintentionaland whatever else she has in store in the very near future.  Now check out “Star.”

    By Peggy Oliver

     
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