Washington, D.C. — Changamire, a Washington, D.C. jazz and R&B vocalist whose work has met global acclaim, announces the release of her newest album, Love. Fans can expect an eclectic mix of songs on the subject, sung with the artist’s signature sweet, sultry and honeyed sound. From the Pulp-Fiction-esque “If You Should Wonder" to the jazz ballad Sunny Days" to the quiet storm groove in For Seven Nights" to the look into a rapper's heart in Continuous (Remix)", Love and its celebrated musicians and writers inspire romance, head bopping, and finger pointing! The new CD, produced by Sonnig Records, houses 13 tracks and can be purchased on iTunes and CDbaby for $9.99 and $12.97, respectively.
Though Love awaits review, Changamiré is no stranger to recognition and press. Her debut album, Only Human, was self-produced and released in 2001 and quickly rose to international heights. In 2001, the Washington Post named Only Human “...[one of] the most satisfying releases by area artists....” From its success came opportunities to perform at notable venues throughout the D.C. area, as well as worldwide. Along with numerous appearances on top 40 Internet charts, Changamiré is a former recipient of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ Artist Fellowship, and her writings and recordings have been picked up by networks such as Fox and NBC.
Also overwhelmingly positive are critiques of the artist’s vocals. From fans on Amazon to fellow musicians and industry publications, reviews often call out her “pristine, untainted, and angelic” voice (Afro). AllAboutJazz.com, who compares Changamiré to Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, writes, “It's difficult to nail down just what makes her voice so darn compelling. Maybe it's the comfort and familiarity, maybe the confiding honesty. Whatever the case, it works exceptionally well.”
Though Love has been available for purchase since May 1, 2014, a formal release event is scheduled for October 4th, 3-5 PM at Republic, in Takoma Park, MD, in the D.C. metro area, where Changamiré’s large fan base often contributes to sold out performances and venues. For event details or to connect with Changamiré, find her on Facebook. For media inquiries, call 202.210.2427 or visit her website.
While Changamiré’s 2001 debut album, Only Human, rose to critical acclaim, the vocalist co- founded Sonnig Records, a label that promotes the sounds of talented artists, as well as her own. With self- released projects under her belt and her management of projects for other artists, she also authors and instructs Recording Project 101®, a proprietary, innovative program that teaches students how to navigate the recording process, meeting great success at the D.C. Music Center, Northern Virginia Community College and U.S. News-ranked Howard University. Changamiré is on the Washington Performing Arts’ Women’s Committee and the board for the Black Women Playwrights’ Group. She offers a STEM program to low-income D.C. communities and is an art, film, and fashion enthusiast.