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#MusicMonday Part 4

“Every Time He Comes Around” by Minnie Riperton

“Every Time He Comes Around” by Minnie Riperton from her 1974 album Perfect Angel.

Minnie is one of my favorite artists of all time, and people often compare me to her. Although that scares the mess out of me, I decided last year to start performing one of her classic songs, Every Time He Comes Around.

I really appreciate how Minnie was sexy and passionate without ever coming off as vulgar. That’s not easy to pull off, and was one of the many things that made her so unique. I tried to embody that passion here in this acoustic version, and I hope you all enjoy it!

Thanks to Zach and his cat Otis for having me over their lovely apartment, and thanks to my boyfriend for filming!

Guitar: Zachary Cutler
Vocals: Cecily
Videographer: Tirop Sambu

#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 2

“Rise Up” by Andra Day¬†

“Rise Up’ by Andra Day from her album Cheers to the Fall.

I was introduced to this song when the incredible tap dancer Chloe Arnold asked me perform it as a duet with her at the 8th Annual DC Tap Fest. I enjoyed singing it so much that I decided to do a cover for you all. Hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think of my rendition.

Keys: Jacob Ungerleider
Vocals: Cecily
Videographer: Tirop Sambu