Thursday, March 31, 2011

Save the music - Tia


I find myself almost perpetually bummed out by music these days. Even the artists who are supposed to be uplifting are calling us out of our names or talking about the kind of sex that would make Hef uncomfortable. While I am still finding some music that doesn't offend me, there are some days when I listen to the radio and want to weep for my generations and the ones that come after me. Right now the new Mary Mary album "Something Big" is hitting me where I live. But more on that in another post. 


I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to Elle. If fact, I'll let her introduce herself. 




As someone who is standing in the middle of a seemingly barren crossroads with no sense of direction, I find Elle more than refreshing. Not only has she always known what she wants to do...she's doing it. Say what you will, but in this day and age there seems to be a lot of talking but a lot less doing. She writes songs from the heart and you can't help but want to get to know her. Elle is the type of artist that the world needs to know about. But she can't do it alone. So I'm challenging you to help a sistah out. For the price of a latte you can help fund Elle's debut cd. You can personally have a hand in getting quality music to the people. And that is a good look. 

3 comments:

Niki said...

I appreciate her hustle--and this is probably what a lot of aspiring artists (or even recent artists who have seen themselves dropped from record labels and cast aside because their style of music is not "what's hot in the streets") will start having to do to make sure they get heard.

The blessing and the curse of "download culture" is that there is potential for anyone to be heard. She seems like a breath of fresh air! Good luck to her!

Niki said...

P.S-- here is another great artist to support: Go to weareking.com. The group KING is 2 sisters and a friend who write and produce their own material. They have a 3-song EP called "The Story". Best $2.98 you will spend this year!

Stephanie said...

I love Elle! She is awesome! Another good artist to check out is Carlitta Durand!