Chaka V. Grier, a writer for Bandcamp Daily, included my album Songs of Love and Freedom on her list of Best New Soul on Bandcamp! I feel honored to have my work recognized on this platform, and she said some really lovely things about me…
“Cecily’s music is stirringly timeless and modern.”
“Cecily never fails to enchant.”
“Freedom is a beautiful, self-reflecting album that emanates deep spirituality.”
Read the full article at https://daily.bandcamp.com/2018/06/06/the-best-new-soul-on-bandcamp-may-2018/
I would like to thank Niara and Carol Wright for featuring me in their December issue of Nyota Magazine. I met up with them in New Jersey in November on my way up to NYC. We met for about 3 hours, talked about my inspirations, my goals, my influences, my challenges, and my triumphs.
Next, we walked around the quaint town of Haddonfield for a photo shoot. I even did some Christmas shopping at their mom’s boutique House of Flair.
Read my full interview at http://issuu.com/nyotamagazine/docs/final_mag
Follow NYOTA Mag on IG @NyotaMagazine and on Tumblr at http://nyotamagazine.tumblr.com
I wrote a blog post for the site Sound Effects responding to the question:
How does sounds effect you?
Sound is memory….
Sound has made me who I am. I was raised on sound – ordered sound, what we call music: Jackson 5 in the morning, ZZ Hill in the afternoon, Bob Marley at bedtime. These sounds were as much a part of my life as the music of my mother’s jingling bangles, my father’s melodic whistling around the house, and my sister’s tap dancing down the hall way.
Read more >>> HERE <<<
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