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Erin Lee
Honest lyrics. Soulful Sounds with touches of Jazz and R&B.
2 songs
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Tell My Why
Neo-soul music has a stirring new artist on the rise. Mix the sultry vocals of Sade and the spoken-word of Floetry and the end result is a soulful powerhouse known as "The Soulstress." The Soulstress has garnered attention from audiences worldwide, as she has graced the stages of The Apollo Theatre to the legendary Los Angeles Coliseum as one of the only Korean-American Neo-Soul artists performing spoken-word fused with soul music in Los Angeles today. Erin Lee "The Soulstress" has been a Neo-soul artist on the rise in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Not a cookie-cutter Asian pop artist, she brings a whole new flavor to the music industry with songwriting based on real-life experiences and a raspy-sweet voice that is sure to create a sultry, cool vibe. After years of struggle and setbacks in the music industry, The Soulstress releases her independently produced debut EP "A Journey" to the world with a DIY grass-roots approach which is sure to win over fans one individual at a time.
Band/artist history
In a world full of bubblegum rock, cookie-cutter Asian pop and bling, The Soulstress offers Neo-soul with a touch of Jazz. Throughout the years, The Soulstress has established herself as one of the rare Asian-American artists to create and perform stirring Neo-soul music. At the tender age of 5, the thought-provoking artist picked up the violin and quickly fell passionately in love with music. She lived, breathed, and ate music in her daily life. Growing up in Koreatown, Los Angeles, she was exposed to the harsh realities of poverty, gang violence, and racial prejudice. In order to keep her distracted from becoming involved with dangerous paths, her parents placed her in numerous orchestras and music competitions. "I grew up surrounded by pimps, ho's, gang bangs, and drive-by's. I'd witness fights on my front lawn, drive-by's every weekend on my street, and knew the names of all the notorious gangs. Who knows? If it wasn't for music, I'd probably be a little gansta chick myself causing trouble in the neighborhood..up to no good. But then again, I'd have my parents to whoop my a**. It's up to us to educate the new generation of youth. Keep music and art alive." Although she won many violin competitions and played her own concerts, The Soulstress knew that singing was truly her calling. She quickly began writing poetry at the age of 11 and soon penned her own songs. Through years of classical music training in voice and violin, she paved her own path to a musical destiny. Soon, the Hip-Hop and R&B that she listened to became her passion. While singing classical and liturgical pieces, she'd go home and practice the R&B rifts of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Her obsessions with singing and writing became so strong that she sacrificed a promising education in fashion design at a prestigious institution to pursue her dreams of becoming a soul-stirring singer. Now, in her early twenties, The Soulstress continues to perform honest and truthful music. In her music lies a message of unconditional self-love, a message lacking in pop music today.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Artist Management: Global One Ltd. Phone:213.380.9209 Email:la@globaloneltd.com
Your musical influences
Billie Holiday. Ella Fitzgerald. Angie Stone. Jill Scott. Erykah Badu. India.Arie. D'Angelo. Maxwell. Carol Riddick.Esthero. Bjork.Ledisi. Ursula Rucker.Vikter Duplaix. Goapele. Meshell Ndgeocello.
Anything else?
www.myspace.com/thesoulstress www.thesoulstress.com
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