I just want to thank DJ Jus Music and Singersroom.com for writing about my EP. Here’s an excerpt:
“Cecily describes her sound as Minnie Riperton meets Teedra Moses, and we couldn’t agree more. The Washington, DC-based singer-songwriter releases her self-titled debut EP, a blend of Old School, R&B, Folk, and Jazz that’s welcoming to the ears.
Packed with five songs and a bonus track (A cover of Mary J. Blige’s “Everything” by way of The Stylistics’ “You Are Everything”), Cecily delivers a body of work that’s soothing and nostalgic.”
Read more: http://singersroom.com/content/2015-07-16/Cecily-Cecily-EP/#ixzz3govWxXK1
This week I’ve been obsessing over Nao (pronounced Nayo) from the UK. Whooo I love her songs. She’s like Coco from SWV meets Nile Rodgers. Just listen. These are my 2 favs off her newest project February 15 EP
You say I want to own you
And truthfully I do.
But just a small piece
Something to hold onto
Cause we’ve been through a long year
And I feel like you owe me
And yes I know that’s wrong, and selfish & needy
I know that Love is about freedom
And understanding without ego
But I just want you to reciprocate
Cause I gave you a piece of me too
Maybe this whole thing is unhealthy and we both need to get free.
Jimmy said Love is a growing up,
Love is a growing up.
You say that you’re in love with me
But I don’t think you are
You just want m my approval
Want some balm on your scars
And maybe you deserve that
Cause I know I can be unkind
But I don’t need that responsibility
I don’t want you to be mine.
There was a time when I truly did
But you weren’t ready then
And now that you’ve come around
You feel you deserve something.
I’ll always love you, but this is unhealthy
And it’s time you let me be free.
Jimmy said Love is a growing up
Love is a growing up.
I just wish we could love and understand each other. But that’s almost wishing we were different people (There’s a song in that). I’m still grieving, and it’s difficult for me to keep saying to myself, “It’s for the best,” when so many parts of me reject that idea, the finality and dismissiveness of that. But I can’t fight or be in denial either of what is. This is. And that’s the answer. To be more present, to just be grateful. I am thankful for the universe conspiring to teach me, even the hard lessons.
I am love.
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of opening for Res. She killed & it was so much fun to open for her. The energy was amazing! You can always sense when you’re in room full of real music lovers. Whatever you send them, they give you all that energy right back! They are engaged. Sunday night at Liv Nightclub was definitely that! Shoutout to everyone that bought my CD 🙂
Thank you Maurice Bland for all the wonderful photos!