Published on March 22nd, 2022 | by richvongod0
Meet Inspirational Singer & Songwriter Selah Avery
Has been singing since the age of 6 and writing songs since age 12. In her early 20s, she had won twice at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Selah has been working with her 4-time Grammy-nominated Husband, Producer Extraordinaire, Sam Peezy for over 20 years to craft their sound. Through this modified House, Afro beat, Neo Soul, R&B & inspirational sound, she feels her soul and stories have found their home. She loves to tell stories in the form of “parables” set to music. She excels in writing in a way to make the listener really think; hence the name Selah which means to meditate, pause, and listen. She adopted the moniker while reading and finding its meaning in Psalms. As she reminisces about the great songwriting of 90’s R&B, Selah contends that much of today’s music is vastly missing the element of storytelling. She plans to help bring it back. “I want to inspire people and make them evaluate their feelings with my music. I also love fun music that makes you move, although I am not much of a dancer.” She playfully reveals. “I believe I have a gift and a talent and that there is a niche for me. I have something to say and the way I’m saying it is sure to provoke thought, love, and good vibes. Her impressive vocal tones and range are evocative of her musical Muses which include Lalah Hathaway, Anita Baker, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Whitney Houston & Sarah Vaughn.
She is clear when she credits all of her gifts and talents to God. She also owes much of her recent success to the DJs and House and soul music lovers in the UK, where her single In My Purse from her album FEAR LESS took on a life of its own. As of October 2020, she garnered her first Grammy consideration. On April 19, 2021, Selah released her first single Stay Sleep, written by her Husband Sam Peezy, from her newest album Fearless Vibes which was released April 23, 2021. It’s House and Afrobeat influences perfectly cradle the inspirational messages inside. This album reaffirms the motivation to chase your dreams unapologetically and unafraid“ Selah states. Selah gleaned her first product endorsement from the popular African handbag brand ‘Minku’ after they heard the addictive single “In My Purse (Minku Mix)” from the same album. “I’m streaming this nonstop onIt’s like Beyoncé’s “Upgrade You” for the 2020’s”, noted the Minku writers in their online magazine ‘Yonderland’. As of February 5, she has been nominated for a 2022 Gospel Choice Music Award in 5 categories. The awards take place in June 2022.
We are cheering Selah Avery on as her refreshing and different, yet infectious reverberation leaves an undeniable impression on the music landscape.