With the finely tuned guidance of producers Gary Katz and Alan Smith, Sera launches her self-titled debut CD (Aezra/BMG), a 12 song sparkling first impression featuring some of the most intense, stylish singing in all of contemporary music.
About the Artist
Seras music could no more ignore her life than a heart could ignore its beat. One enflames the other. And throughout her music, unmistakable in its passion, the Mississippi-born singer-songwriter leans heavily on her life growing up roaming the South with her Evangelist father and his family singing group, comprised of her brothers and sisters.
Seras desire to "reach all people, not just church members," eventually inspired her to accept an invitation to sing and play keyboard in Mississippis Gulf Coast casinos. While performing with a Top 40 show-band, she attracted the attention of record producer, Allan "Grip" Smith, who worked with Keith Sweat and TLC. He urged Sera to move to Atlanta to write and record her original material.
Ultimately, a demo tape of her songs reached legendary Steely Dan producer, Gary Katz. "When I met Sera
she sat in the room and sang for me, and just blew me away. She can sit at a keyboard and do any and everything. She never wrote or sang a secular song until she was 18 or 19. So she comes to this without being soiled, so to speak. Its part of the brilliance of who she is."
With the finely tuned guidance of producers Katz and Smith, Sera launches her debut CD, Sera (Aezra/BMG), a 12 song, sparkling first impression featuring some of the most intense, stylish singing in all of contemporary music. "I consider myself a storyteller. I put these stories together, whether they are experiences that I lived, or friends, or people Ive talked to along the way. Ive tried to structure them in a way that everybody can relate to." The essence of any artists talent is innovation, and in a complete and dazzling display, Sera throws down the gauntlet in this extraordinary new album. Using inspired percussion arrangements, and subdued harmonies, this production plays to Seras strengths artistic vision, piercing lyrics, and confident, urgent vocals.
"This is who I am. This is what Ive been doing since I was a little kid, so this is ME
Thats what my songs are about. They are supposed to jump out at you, reach you, and capture you. I just want to touch people with my music."