Natalie Brown – Random Thoughts
The internet can truly be a beautiful place. While jumping around from site to site, I found myself on iseecolor.com and was drawn to the intriguing photo you see to the left. After being taken to her profile, I realized that she is a recording artist and listened to her auto-play of tracks… I was impressed. In today’s world, everyone is a rapper, DJ, producer or singer and sadly, very few of them truly are, any of the above. But Natalie Brown, she is definitely a singer and a good one at that. Hearing her voice brings me back to the old days, with gems like Teena Marie and Luba Kowalchyk, and like Luba, Natalie Brown is also Canadian. Yes, Canadians get a little extra love from me, because I know how hard it is for Canadian musicians to get recognition and more importantly, airplay in the US. But thanks to the internet, the quality sounds of Natalie and other talented performers will be seen, heard and purchased without the need of big production and distribution houses taking the lion share of their money.
Natalie’s music is crisp, refreshing and personal. Listening to her tracks, I can feel that she puts every ounce of herself into her music. Her songs have meaning and substance, which is refreshing, after being hit with “look what I have and you don’t” type music. She is truly old school and her love of that generations music, shows in her own. I just hope people appreciate it. She has released 2 albums : Let The Candle Burn in 2000 and her most recent works, Random Thoughts in 2008 and my favorite tracks: Around The World, What’s Going On Next Door and Queen of Me.
Here is a short excerpt of Natalie’s Bio and a video of Diva, Teena Marie, showing Natalie some love. A fantastic milestone:
Born in Canada, Natalie Brown’s passion for music was nurtured from a young age by her involvement in theater, gospel music, creative writing and local session work as a vocalist and writer. Upon deciding to pursue a professional music career, she moved to California and was selected to sing with internationally acclaimed Gospel recording artist Ron Kenoly during his "Welcome Home" tour in 1996. She toured around the USA and upon returning to California, Natalie studied with world-renowned vocal instructors Seth Riggs (Stevie Wonder, Tevin Campbell, Deborah Cox) and Dave Stroud (Terry Ellis of En Vogue, Rosie Gaines).
Ms. Brown, I sincerely wish you all the best with your music career. You have made a fan and friend of me. Your music is full of heart and soul because of the good person you are and that your intentions are pure. Keep up the fresh crisp sound and the clarity of the acoustic instruments only enhance your beautiful voice. And should you choose, modeling is obviously another option. To all the radio station listeners, demand more from your stations, or quality artists like Natalie Brown will not get equal airplay and you’ll be stuck in an endless loop of the same music.
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