Priscilla Renea epitomizes country soul on new single “Let’s Build A House” – Featured Today on Spotify’s New Music Friday
Full album ‘Coloured’ out June 22 via Thirty Tigers
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 traumatic 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.
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‘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.”
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 Lamberthttp://smarturl.it/coloured-all, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Demi Lovatoand 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 80/25 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.
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