Connect with us

Shalisa – It’s Too Late

Published

on

Shalisa celebrates ‘Five Decades’ of music with beautiful new album 

ORLANDO, FL – Shalisa James has been a professional vocalist, pianist and music director for more than 30 years. And as she approaches her 50th birthday, she’s preparing to launch an album that not only celebrates a life of music but which also shows other female artists that it’s never too late to live out their dreams. 

After singing on five albums with her group Toxic Audio over the years, as well as singing on other artists’ albums and tackling thousands of studio projects, Shalisa decided she wanted her own album to celebrate turning 50. “Five Decades” is a 14-track project that showcases a variety of sounds and styles perfectly suited to display Shalisa’s beautiful vocals.  

“I wanted to share that even at this age, I’m in the best voice of my life,” Shalisa said. “I chose music from all five decades of my life for mostly covers but with a twist. Another interesting thing about this album is that it was a pandemic project, providing income and collaborative opportunities for more than 20 musicians during the lockdown months of April through July. We worked totally remotely with many band members for tracks, never even meeting in person.” 

Shalisa is no stranger to the recording process and entertainment industry. Her company, Entertainment Central, has produced music acts and shows at major attractions worldwide. She’s worked with Universal Studios and Warner Brothers to create the Frog Choir Show for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. She collaborated with the Tonight Show team and Universal to create the show for the Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon attraction. And her video for the song she wrote with her husband, “Couldn’t Get a Sitter,” has seen more than a million views on its way to winning a Telly Award for Best Comedic Music Video. She’s also done work on Broadway with her lead vocal on the Broadway Concert version of “Hair” being nominated for a Grammy Award with her group Toxic Audio. Shalisa has also been named Female Vocalist of the Year in 2005, 2006 and 2007 by the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America. Her voice has been heard on more than 1,000 radio jingles across the U.S. 

Now with her new album, Shalisa is ready to show the world a new twist on the music her fans have come to know and love from her for the past 50 years. A lot of the songs on the album have layered vocals because she loves harmonies, and many of the covers will feel familiar to listeners while also presenting a unique vibe that’s more modern. The last track on the album features all members of her family – her husband sings, her son plays guitar and beat-boxes, as well as plays guitar. Her younger son – who is a screenwriter and singer – contributes to the song. And her daughter – who at 26 is studying to become a doctor and fronts a Rock band at her med school – also added some vocals to the song. 

With tracks that explore love and meaningful relationships in all its forms, Shalisa said “Five Decades” is a fun album for music lovers of all ages and demographics. But more than anything, she hopes the album will inspire other women out there to continue pursuing their dreams no matter what the challenges. 

“I hear a lot of women talking about how they were so much better when they were younger and that they’re losing their range or their chops or they don’t have stamina,” Shalisa said. “That’s a narrative that women have heard a lot and buy into. I wanted to let people know and show them proof that you can still sing as well as you’ve ever sung in your life when you’re hitting 50. At this age, we’re getting better and better and working at our craft. My life experience comes through in the music, which adds layers that I wouldn’t have been able to bring at age 20. So I hope this album inspires others to see that they can be at their best if they stick with it and don’t buy into a negative narrative. The world likes to tell people they’re not as good as they were, and I, with this album, I wanted to say, ‘No! I’m actually singing better than I’ve ever sung.’” 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reYW8B9k394]

To listen to Shalisa’s music or to follow her on social media, please visit: 

https://www.shalisajames.com/ 

https://twitter.com/ShalisaJames1 

https://www.instagram.com/shalisasloanjames/ 

https://www.facebook.com/shalisa.s.james 

“Five Decades”
https://music.apple.com/us/album/five-decades/1540416887

Blog Producing in a Pandemic: 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qSAMQ7RgybY&t=2s
 

 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Music

(Video) Pudge Capone – Keep Fighting @PudgeCapone

Published

on

By

Pudge Capone’s musical journey is certainly a lesson in perseverance and resiliency. At one point, the Lebanon, Pennsylvania native was sitting behind bars, contemplating whether he was wasting his talent. That moment of clarity led to him honing his craft and focusing all of his energy on launching his career upon release. For nearly 4 years since he has been a full-time artist, Pudge Capone has collaborated with the likes of Fatboy SSE and amassed well over 100K streams on Apple Music alone. This is all the more remarkable considering his limited number of musical releases. Often splitting his time between Pennsylvania and New York City, Washington Heights specifically, Pudge has built a strong network of creatives to collaborate with from both states that help bring his art to life.

Now ready to take the leap and take his career to greater heights, Pudge Capone has unveiled his first official project in the form of the 4-track EP, “Blood, Sweat & Tears.” The project finds Pudge sharing his journey with raw emotion that resonates with listeners. He also released the first official visual from the project with the TH Media-directed clip for Keep Fighting. Pudge expounds on not getting the recognition he deserves on the song and persevering nonetheless. Watch the video here, follow him on Instagram at @PudgeCapone and be sure to stream the EP Blood, Sweat & Tears currently available on all digital streaming platforms.

Continue Reading

audio

(Audio) KSNS – “News Flash” @WhosKSNS

Published

on

By

Florida artist KSNS releases new single ‘News Flash’ produced by AR. Be on the lookout for a new album by KSNS dropping In October of this year 2022! “News Flash” is now available on all streaming platforms.

Continue Reading

Music

New Music from Alabama Artist Big Vinci “My Fault” @nlbvinci

Published

on

By

New Music From Young Alabama artist Big Vinci. Big Vinci is Moving heavy in the game right Now! Alabama is an emerging scene for hiphop and is producing alot of Talent in the game right now. Big Vinci falls in line and releases New visual “MY Fault” shot by Carlisle Jones. Check it out Now !

Continue Reading

Latest News

audio2 days ago

(Audio) KSNS – “News Flash” @WhosKSNS

Florida artist KSNS releases new single ‘News Flash’ produced by AR. Be on the lookout for a new album by...

audio3 weeks ago

(Audio) Flash Riviero feat. Roses Versatile – “Serving” @FlashRiviero100

Serving is a very energetic and fun track with a NewYork infused hip-hop style. This song has the perfect Tiktok...

audio3 weeks ago

(Audio) Danny Boy Steward – “Done Me Wrong”

R&B Legend, Danny Boy Steward’s New Hit Song, DONE ME WRONG & to Co-Headline NAAB Radio’s Indie Artist Summer Fest...

audio3 weeks ago

Raheem DeVaughn & DJ Jazzy Jeff Join Grxwn Fxlks On Their Debut Album ‘Volume 1: Independent’ @grxwnfxlks

The process of creating and releasing music in 2022 has a microwavable feel that is evidenced by new stars disappearing...

audio3 weeks ago

Los Angeles Artist The MDz Releases New Singles “Johnny Cage” & “Love Life” @MultiDimensionz

The Los Angeles based hip hop artist The MDz new project the Multi Dimensionz. The album is a 10-track journey...

audio4 weeks ago

(Audio) Kirk B – Grindin @615KirkB

Kirk B Drops Infectious New Music! The new single “Grindin” from rising music artist, Kirk B is the latest release...

audio1 month ago

(Audio) IamkeyNotes – HFD @IAmKeyNotes

One of the most streamed and buzzworthy artists in the R&B/hip-hop landscape today, Portsmouth, VA native IAmKeyNotes. With more than...

audio1 month ago

Star2 Releases His New EP ‘Real Life’ @Star2Official

Acclaimed Asian-American hip hop artist Star2 just released his new EP Real Life. Since 2020, the prolific songwriter has released...

audio2 months ago

(Audio) Vudumane – Joy @vudumane

Serving up Afrobeat on new levels, Rising music artist Vudumane has been repping his Ghanaian roots since the start of...

Trending

*

Copyright © 2017 Theme by Jonathan Ables, powered by WordPress.