Rachel Brown Releases Cover of “Stay” by Rihanna
New York, NY – May 22, 2013 – NYC based singer-songwriter Rachel Brown collaborates with renowned rockjazz pianist ELEW to release an emotionally-charged version of Rihanna‘s “Stay.” You can check out the cover here: bit.ly/12PwBsj. For more on Rachel, please visit: rachelbrownmusic.com.
Brown’s debut EP, Building Castles, has received the praise of critics and tastemakers alike. Glamour.com applauded the EP, writing that, “the songs…have a feeling of worn-in comfort. And her sensually soulful vocals carry the EP’s captivating mélange of sounds – from Caribbean to hip-hop and world fusion – with uncanny ease, while conveying joy.” DailyCandy declared that “the hype is justified.” Celebrity fans include Wyclef Jean, John Stamos, Jaden Smith, and Prince Amukamara.
The singer-songwriter, who was born and raised in New York City with Ethiopian, Bermudian and Southern roots, fuses pop, Caribbean, Hawaiian, country, hip-hop and world sounds into an original and captivating groove.
With no formal musical training, Brown found her voice organically. “I would pick up my guitar and teach myself how to play by writing songs,” says Brown. “I just played until it sounded right.” Having only been performing publicly since her junior year in college, the Harvard graduate’s (she was selected as one of Harvard’s “15 Most Interesting Seniors” in 2010) honest lyrics and melodic sound have secured exposure not often seen by a new artist. Brown has been featured by the New York Post and PerezHilton.com and has opened for the likes of Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, John Legend and Quincy Jones.
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