Debra Marie's project was released to the the public on Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 during two CD release parties at the Buttons Restaurant locations in Addison (north Dallas) and Fort Worth.
“The CD (produced by Ray L. Baker) is a three-fold celebration – 20 years as a breast cancer survivor, my upcoming birthday, and the drop of Stanzas of My Life …, said the Richardson songbird.
The music on the eight-track CD reflects the joys of finding love, the heartbreak of love that could have been, and surviving life’s trials. Reminiscent of the late Phyllis Hyman, the sultry songstress lends her alto to the up tempo, salsa feel of “Lover’s Holiday” and to “Live,” a chronicle of life events that inspire her to grasp the moment. Debra Marie sings, “Cancer, death, and heartbreak bring me to my knees, but still I rise and live my life with purpose.” The death she is referring to in the song is that of her brother, Tim.
In addition, hopeless romantic shines through in “Home.” The smooth tune is laced with words of love and desire of a woman who waits to see the man who “makes her world go around.”
“This music was penned with heart and soul and though it gives you a glimpse of some stanzas of my life; it tells relatable life stories, Debra Marie said.
We all have a life story to tell, but how fortunate am I to share verses of my life through song as I live out my little girl dream.”