Published on May 3rd, 2019 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
Summarae – You Are
It’s the raw and grungy passion in Summarae’s voice that first captivates you when you hear her. Her unique sound is new, stimulating and unquestionably distinct. For over ten years audiences have been fantastically stunned with Summarae’s sultry, vocal techniques and sheer sexy presence; and now her incredible music is finally being made available for all who are fortunate enough to listen.
The Pittsburgh born Summarae maximizes her innate gift and undeniable passion for music and singing that has developed organically since she was a small child. With her distinct sound and deep sexy voice, Summarae delivers with conviction, authenticity and heart felt passion though both song and story. She has always been completely fascinated by the take-charge, lead vocals and sugar sweet harmonies of her loving mother and aunties performing with their, then, indie band known as Universal Freedom.
At the tender age of 19, Summarae initially joined her very first group, The Top Flight Band, with whom she remained active with for the next 5 years, steadily gaining her own stellar “live” performance skill set in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s own Chitlin’ Circuit, where so many other early pioneers have also primed their raw unadulterated talent. After a stellar run with The Top Flight Band, Summarae united with the Steel City’s own number one tried & true R&B/Funk collective, House of Soul, and was further able to elaborate her deeply-rooted prowess by continuing to perform for and in front of varied high-profile audiences.
Summarae also has that natural uncanny ability of being able to reach deep within herself, as she continually draws from her own very personal feelings and experiences, which in turn allows her to write thought provoking, heartfelt lyrics about those specific stories in her life that we all, as listeners, fortunately come to know through these meaningful words. These touching lyrics and unmatched melodies then become part of a creative collaboration.
Her smooth and sensual delivery can be heard courtesy of her premiere single, the ideally titled “Love Hurts,” with its powerful simplicity and sincerity, aptly telling of the intense pain and emotion that “love” can bring. It is truly a musical treat, a gift if you will, that any and everyone can and should be able to relate to, move to and, of course, sing along to.
Love Hurts was co-written by Summarae, her Grammy-nominated cousin, R&B/Pop diva, Shanice Wilson (I Love Your Smile, Saving Forever for You, When I Close My Eyes, Yesterday) along with multi-platinum producer, Stephen “Bud’da” Anderson (Aaliyah, Tank, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre), with both ladies handling the lion’s share of the lush vocal arrangement.
In 2018 she released Come With Me which continues to create a lot of buzz in the underground market. This song was melodically influenced by one of the greatest hip-hop lyricists of all times – Tupac Shakur. Come With Me is sonically and lyrically unlike anything you have heard before. It is sexy, soulful and edgy! Come With Me was written by Summarae, produced by Bud’da and features rapper Kasinova the Don.
Summarae’s newest single, You Are has a ballad-oriented sound that exposes the vulnerability, fear and euphoria associated with falling in love. It is a sexy and passionate plea for trust as she takes listeners through the emotional process of lowering their inhibitions and taking a chance on love.
Her music is available on all digital music platforms and streaming services: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, etc.
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