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#MusicMonday Part 3

“Midnight” by Lianne La Havas

“Midnight” by Lianne La Havas from her new album Blood.

I’m a huge fan of Lianne and this is my favorite song from her album. I went over to my good friend Zach’s lovely apartment and we played an acoustic version of it. Thanks to Zach & his cat Otis for their hospitality!

Guitar: Zachary Cutler
Vocals: Cecily
Videographer: Tirop Sambu

#MusicMonday Part 1

Leading up to the release of my music video, I decided to do a new Youtube & Facebook video series. Every Monday I will release a cover of a song by one of my favorite artists.

“Been to the Moon” by Corinne Bailey Rae

“Been to the Moon” by Corinne Bailey-Rae off her new album The Heart Speaks in Whispers.

I love this song and I was excited to sing it in my own way! I drove down to Richmond to play with my friend, an awesome musician, Jacob Ungerleider. Shout out to my boyfriend for filming & editing! I hope you all enjoy it!

Keys: Jacob Ungerleider
Vocals: Cecily
Videographer: Tirop Sambu (Entiropgalaxies on Youtube)

New Song – NPR Tiny Desk Contest

I decided to enter the NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest this year. It was a good excuse to introduce you all to one of my newer songs. It’s called “Your Idea of Beautiful,” and I had an amazing afternoon recording the video with my band 🙂

Let me know what you think!

Composers: Cecily & Nii Quaye Aryee
Guitar: Zach Cutler
Bass: Eliot Seppa
Keyboard: Colin Chambers
Percussion: Dante Pope
Videography: Tirop araap Kiituur Sambu

Friends & Music: My Listening Get-Together

This past Thursday, I invited some friends over to listen to my new album. I cooked, we ate, we listened. It was so fun & it really touched me how much they all loved the music! I can’t wait for the world to hear!

Did you get your pre-order yet? You can order the digital or physical copy right now & it’ll be sent to you next week. Visit my Bandcamp for the exclusive pre-order: https://cecilymusic.bandcamp.com

Last night I invited some friends over to hear my new album. They liked it  Thank you @borabond & @iamalisoncarney for coming through! My DC sisters in song!  #DCLadies #DCArtists #newmusic #CecilyEP #Cecily #oldsoul #freshvoice #listeningparty Pre-order the album at http://cecilymusic.bandcamp.com (link in my bio)
Some of my DC Sisters in Song – Deborah Bond & Alison Carney. Both amazing artists. Check them out! 
Me loving up on @buttasoul !  Thank you for coming out & showing love!  Last night was fun  #soulbounce #soulmusic #newmusic #CecilyEP #listeningparty #oldsoul #freshvoice #feelgoodmusic
Me & Ms. Kimberly Hines, Editor-In-Chief of Soulbounce.com

Shout out to my parents for letting me throw my little shindig in our beautiful home!

Let’s talk about the album…

Hey loves,

So I decided to record a video talking about each song on my EP: my inspiration for each song; who I worked with; what it was like in the studio; how each song makes me feel, etc.

Check out Part One:

I can’t wait for you to hear this album in its entirety. As you can tell, it’s been a labor of love for the past few years, and I’m finally ready for you all to hear these stories & melodies!

This video was recorded & edited by the wonderful Alethea Russell of One Honest Nation.
I’ll be posting Part Two next week!