1 June, 2018Print
Priscilla Renea epitomizes country soul on new single "Let's Build A House"Full album 'Coloured' out June 22 via Thirty Tigers
Streaming exclusively via The Boot
Wraps successful East Coast run in NYC, set to perform at Des Moines' 80/35 Festival and LA's Eat|See|Hear Festival in July
(New York, NY): The fourth song off Priscilla Renea's upcoming album, 'Coloured' (June 22 via Thirty Tigers) finds the singer-songwriter searching for sanctuary amid turbulence, and exploring the meaning of a home.
The importance and fragility of "home" is something Priscilla is intimately familiar with, given her turbulent upbringing in Florida, when her parents kicked her out of their home as a teenager.
Co-written with Nashville songwriting guru Ashley Gorley, "Let's Build A House" crescendos from a vulnerable whisper to a growling belt, as Priscilla asks that her lover to help create a world of their own together, safe from heartbreak and fear.
Priscilla sings the heart-wrenching lyric: "let's build a house / with the stones everyone's thrown / we need a sanctuary of our own," suggesting that such a home will not only protect them from hardship, but be fortified by and rooted in the resilience they've gained through the adversity and trauma they've faced.
Epitomizing her signature "country-soul" hybrid, the song brings together goosebump inducing vocals and soulful grooves, with shredding Nashville twang.
'Coloured' is a fiercely political and personal 10-song collection that Rolling Stone Country calls "a stark recollection of finding... independence."
As a black woman in country, Priscilla brings a powerful and rare perspective and style to the genre, that Taste of Country" says is "truly one-of-a-kind progressive country" and Refinery29 calls "... more legit than half the stuff on country radio right now."
While in New York last week, Priscilla stopped by Okayplayer's offices for a stripped-down session. Watch.
In addition to her solo career, Priscilla is also a prolific, award-winning songwriter, and has penned hits for artists like Rihanna, Kesha, Chris Brown, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Demi Lovato and many others. Her credits include: Pitbull and Kesha's No. 1 "Timber," Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood's Country No. 1 "Somethin' Bad," Rihanna's "California King Bed," Fifth Harmony's "Worth It," Chris Brown's "Don't Wake Me Up" and Mary J. Blige's "Don't Mind."
After wrapping a successful run of East Coast dates, Priscilla Renea will celebrate the release of her album with a show at The Sayers Club in LA on June 22.
This summer, Priscilla will perform at the 80/35 Festival, this year headlined by Kesha, in Des Moines, Iowa on July 7, and at Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall as a part of LA's Eat|See|Hear Festival on July 21.
Priscilla Renea Tour Dates:
Friday, June 22 / Sayers Club / Los Angeles, LA
Saturday, July 7 / 80/35 Festival / Western Gateway Park / Des Moines, IA
Saturday, July 21 / Eat|See|Hear Festival / Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall / Pasadena, CA
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