JENNIFER SARAN featured on Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine – Spring 2019

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For more information, please visit: http://jennifersaran.com/

 

To order “Let the Waves Wash Over Me (Song for Christine)”, please visit: http://radi.al/JenniferSaranWaves

 

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Today’s WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE Video Share – JORDAN HURWITZ “LOVESICK.”

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JORDAN HURWITZ is thrilled to announce the release of her long-awaited LOVESICK. THE REMIXES EP, capturing six entirely new visions of the title track from her previous EP that was originally produced by Narada Michael Walden(Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston). The new LOVESICK. THE REMIXES EP is available on all music streaming platforms December 7, 2018, and features six new EDM/Electronic remixes from an array of talented DJs and producers including KYOGRE, EL DIABLO, BIONIK, DJPJ, EDEN, GORDY BULLEN, and STVRBOI.

 

To buy or stream LOVESICK. THE REMIXES EP please visit:

smarturl.it/LovesickTheRemixes

or

jordanhurwitz.bandcamp.com/album/lovesick-the-remixes

 

For more information and touring schedule please visit Jordan’s website:

www.jordanhurwitz.com

 

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JORDAN HURWITZ Releases LOVESICK. THE REMIXES EP Featuring New Tracks by KYOGRE, EL DIABLO, BIONIK, DJPJ, EDEN, GORDY BULLEN, and STVRBOI

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For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – JORDAN HURWITZ is thrilled to announce the release of her long-awaited LOVESICK. THE REMIXES EP, capturing six entirely new visions of the title track from her previous EP that was originally produced by Narada Michael Walden (Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston). The new LOVESICK. THE REMIXES EP is available on all music streaming platforms December 7, 2018, and features six new EDM/Electronic remixes from an array of talented DJs and producers including KYOGRE, EL DIABLO, BIONIK, DJPJ, EDEN, GORDY BULLEN, and STVRBOI.

 

With her powerful melodies, soulful pop, and story-telling ballads, JORDAN HURWITZ is an American singer/songwriter quickly making her way onto today’s music scene. Creating music that holds a likeness to the soul of Lady Gaga, the power of Demi Lovato, and the heart of Billy Joel, together with the effortlessness of Adele, JORDAN HURWITZ’s songs are made to be heard, to be repeated, and to be loved.

 

“This is my first time letting anyone else take the driver’s seat with one of my songs,” says Jordan. “I have always worked with the mindset of making my vision of my songs come to life. Hearing interpretations of “LOVESICK.” through the minds of these great producers has given me a whole new love for the song.”

 

The original LOVESICK. EP gave rise to the highly acclaimed songs “I Love Your Abs” and “Riverbank,” both of which have music videos available on all video streaming platforms. The music on the LOVESICK. EP spans many genres and styles, with each track having a unique sound that connects with a wider audience. “Obliterate My Heart” is an incredible duet with Soul superstar Cornell “C.C.” Carter, and the songs “Power” and “Hurricane” are huge and powerful ballads. The EP closes with the title track “LOVESICK.,” a contemporary pop/dance crossover that belongs alongside any of the huge hits on the radio today, and is the basis for the new LOVESICK. THE REMIXES EP.

 

The LOVESICK. EP was Jordan’s second work with Narada Michael Walden released through his Tarpan Records, with her earlier Here I’ll Stand EP featuring six original songs written by Jordan and also produced and arranged by Walden. “Working with Narada is an incomparable and invaluable experience,” says Jordan. “His talent and artistry take my music to a whole new dimension and continue to be nothing less than amazing.”

 

JORDAN HURWITZ has gained international exposure and stellar reviews throughout the United States and Europe. Exclusive Magazine says, “[she is] so apt at creating musical visions to back her every lyric that it’s hard not to imagine her standing proudly alongside the aforementioned Taylor Swift at an awards ceremony one day.” The LOVESICK. and Here I’ll Stand EPs were preceded by Jordan’s debut album Infinity, released in 2013 at age 16, and The New Me, released in 2014.

 

Born and raised in Redwood City, CA, Jordan spends most of her year in Miami attending the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where she is in the highly-regarded Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program. Currently in her final year, Jordan will be soon be graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Musicianship, Artistry Development, and Entrepreneurship, and with minors in Music Business and Entertainment Industries, Creative American Music, and Advertising.

 

JORDAN HURWITZ performs to a wide array of audiences both locally and across the country, and is excited to be preparing for her second U.S. tour scheduled for Summer 2019. The LOVESICK. THE REMIXES EP will be available on all music streaming platforms December 7, 2018. Jordan will continue to showcase her talents in assorted venues across the US in the surrounding months to support the new release.

 

JORDAN HURWITZ is constantly expanding her repertoire with new and innovative music. Be sure to stay tuned for all this promising young artist has to offer!

 

 

To buy or stream LOVESICK. THE REMIXES EP please visit: smarturl.it/LovesickTheRemixes or jordanhurwitz.bandcamp.com/album/lovesick-the-remixes

 

For more information and touring schedule please visit Jordan’s website: www.jordanhurwitz.com

 

For Interview Requests please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR: glassonyonpr@gmail.com or 828-350-8158

 

For Live Performance Bookings and Management please contact: info@jordanhurwitz.com

 

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JENNIFER SARAN Issues a Heartfelt Plea to Voters with “LET THE WAVES WASH OVER ME (SONG FOR CHRISTINE)”

 

The stirring Narada Michael Walden-produced track released October 26, 2018. Order Now or Stream here: http://radi.al/JenniferSaranWaves

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Los Angeles, CA (October 22, 2018) – When listeners first hear the new JENNIFER SARAN single “LET THE WAVES WASH OVER ME (SONG FOR CHRISTINE),” they will be transported by the singer’s elegant and gorgeous phrasing over producer and co-writer Narada Michael Walden’s impeccably lush bed of jazz-blues instrumentation. But as Saran points out, a second listen reveals the dramatic intention behind her lyrics. There is a message that she wants to convey to the public, and its time is “now.”

“My agenda for the song is very simple: I want people to vote,” she says. “This upcoming mid-term election is so crucial on so many levels, but it’s especially important for women. I want to grab people’s hearts with the beauty of the music, but when they listen again, they’ll hear the words and they’ll understand what I’m saying. Please vote. Please take action. It’s within your power to change things.”

Saran was inspired to write “Let the Waves Wash Over Me (Song for Christine)” during a phone conversation with her daughter, Anjali, in which they discussed how disgusted they were over the recent Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, and the appalling treatment of Christine Blasey Ford. As Saran recalls, “I said to Anjali, ‘I just wish there was something I could do.’ And she said, ‘There is something you can do, Mum. You can write a song.’ The minute she said that, I felt this incredible energy and said, ‘You’re right.’”

Seizing upon the concept, Saran wrote a set of lyrics and sent them to Narada Michael Walden, with whom she’s collaborated on a number of albums over the years (the two are putting the finishing touches on a new record set for 2019). When the multiple Grammy and Emmywinning producer read the words, he wrote a stirring melody to accompany them and sent the music back to Saran. “I kept listening to what Narada wrote, and that helped me to refine my lyrics to better fit the rhyme to his melody,” she says. “That was all I needed to complete the song. We’ve always worked so well together in that way.”

When writing the words “I fought him off / I cried out, no one came / I live with the shame,” Saran channeled the striking testimony of Dr. Ford. “For me, Christine has become such a symbol of confronting sexual abuse,” she says. “She had to tell her story to make a point. People don’t speak up because they’re ashamed, or they think that nobody will believe them. So I found myself thinking about Christine in my lyrics. I tried to put myself in her place.”

For his part, Walden says that he was profoundly moved by Saran’s message. “I’m a heart person,” he says. “When I read her lyrics ­­– ‘It’s time for a change / vote them out, in my name / let the waves wash over me’ – I was hit right in the chest. Jenn has an incredible talent for expressing herself. She knows what she wants to say, and she puts her feelings down on paper in an eloquent and unfiltered way. I was knocked out by the stunning beauty of her words.”

At his own Tarpan Studios in San Rafael, California, Walden recorded bass, drums and keyboards by himself. Other musicians on the track include guitarist Jim Reitzel and percussionist James Henry, with horns provided by Rich Armstrong and Daniel Casares. Saran flew in to record her vocals on a Sunday night, and a day later they were finished. “Narada and I work very quickly and efficiently because we share a chemistry,” she observes. “He’s a brilliant and fabulous collaborator, and when we lock into an idea, the music just takes flight.”

Walden agrees, saying, “That’s what happens with the best songs – they come to you quickly because the passion and emotions are undeniable.” He draws a parallel between “Let the Waves Over Me (Song for Christine)” and some of the protest music that was prevalent during the ‘60s and early ‘70s. “Musicians were writing about civil rights, taking what Dr. King was talking about and lending their voices to the cause,” he says. “Or they were speaking out the same way that Muhammad Ali did about the Vietnam War. Here we are in 2018, and we have a different situation, but it’s as important. We have to empower ourselves, and it’s crucial everybody speaks out, including artists.”

Saran is wasting no time in getting “Let the Waves Over Me (Song for Christine)” out to the public. “If they’re going to rush through confirmation hearings, dismissing women as ‘less than,’ there’s nothing wrong with us rushing out a song,” she states. “I want radio stations playing it for people when they’re on their way to work. I would love to see people on talk shows discussing it. I embrace anybody who wants to take this message to the people.”

Although the song might strike some as being political, Saran insists that it’s not a matter of choosing between Democrats or Republicans. “It’s just about doing what is right,” she says. “My mother raised me as a single mother, and she instilled certain values in me. So this song is for her, it’s for Christine, for my daughter, and it’s for all women out there – mothers, daughters, sisters and wives.

“I’ll say it again,” she concludes. “This is all about voting. When I saw those hearings, I said, ‘This is not the country of my forefathers. This is not the America that people fought for. This is crazy time.’ But we can change that if we really want to. I’m hoping that, in my own way, I can help bring about some change for the good of everyone.”

 

For more information, please visit: http://jennifersaran.com/

To order “Let the Waves Wash Over Me (Song for Christine)” or purchase or stream on October 26, 2018, please visit: http://radi.al/JenniferSaranWaves

For National Press and Interview inquiries please contact Erin Cook, Jensen Communications: (626)-585-9575 or erin@jensencom.com

For Music Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Radio Servicing please contact Adam Leibovitz, ASL Music Media & Promotion:

(949)448-9444 or adam@aslmusicmedia.com

 

The stirring Narada Michael Walden-produced track released October 26, 2018. Order Now or Stream here: http://radi.al/JenniferSaranWaves

 

 

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JENNIFER SARAN Issues a Heartfelt Plea to Voters with “LET THE WAVES WASH OVER ME (SONG FOR CHRISTINE)”

 

The stirring Narada Michael Walden-produced track released October 26, 2018. Order Now or Stream here: http://radi.al/JenniferSaranWaves

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Los Angeles, CA (October 22, 2018) – When listeners first hear the new JENNIFER SARAN single “LET THE WAVES WASH OVER ME (SONG FOR CHRISTINE),” they will be transported by the singer’s elegant and gorgeous phrasing over producer and co-writer Narada Michael Walden’s impeccably lush bed of jazz-blues instrumentation. But as Saran points out, a second listen reveals the dramatic intention behind her lyrics. There is a message that she wants to convey to the public, and its time is “now.”

“My agenda for the song is very simple: I want people to vote,” she says. “This upcoming mid-term election is so crucial on so many levels, but it’s especially important for women. I want to grab people’s hearts with the beauty of the music, but when they listen again, they’ll hear the words and they’ll understand what I’m saying. Please vote. Please take action. It’s within your power to change things.”

Saran was inspired to write “Let the Waves Wash Over Me (Song for Christine)” during a phone conversation with her daughter, Anjali, in which they discussed how disgusted they were over the recent Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, and the appalling treatment of Christine Blasey Ford. As Saran recalls, “I said to Anjali, ‘I just wish there was something I could do.’ And she said, ‘There is something you can do, Mum. You can write a song.’ The minute she said that, I felt this incredible energy and said, ‘You’re right.’”

Seizing upon the concept, Saran wrote a set of lyrics and sent them to Narada Michael Walden, with whom she’s collaborated on a number of albums over the years (the two are putting the finishing touches on a new record set for 2019). When the multiple Grammy and Emmywinning producer read the words, he wrote a stirring melody to accompany them and sent the music back to Saran. “I kept listening to what Narada wrote, and that helped me to refine my lyrics to better fit the rhyme to his melody,” she says. “That was all I needed to complete the song. We’ve always worked so well together in that way.”

When writing the words “I fought him off / I cried out, no one came / I live with the shame,” Saran channeled the striking testimony of Dr. Ford. “For me, Christine has become such a symbol of confronting sexual abuse,” she says. “She had to tell her story to make a point. People don’t speak up because they’re ashamed, or they think that nobody will believe them. So I found myself thinking about Christine in my lyrics. I tried to put myself in her place.”

For his part, Walden says that he was profoundly moved by Saran’s message. “I’m a heart person,” he says. “When I read her lyrics ­­– ‘It’s time for a change / vote them out, in my name / let the waves wash over me’ – I was hit right in the chest. Jenn has an incredible talent for expressing herself. She knows what she wants to say, and she puts her feelings down on paper in an eloquent and unfiltered way. I was knocked out by the stunning beauty of her words.”

At his own Tarpan Studios in San Rafael, California, Walden recorded bass, drums and keyboards by himself. Other musicians on the track include guitarist Jim Reitzel and percussionist James Henry, with horns provided by Rich Armstrong and Daniel Casares. Saran flew in to record her vocals on a Sunday night, and a day later they were finished. “Narada and I work very quickly and efficiently because we share a chemistry,” she observes. “He’s a brilliant and fabulous collaborator, and when we lock into an idea, the music just takes flight.”

Walden agrees, saying, “That’s what happens with the best songs – they come to you quickly because the passion and emotions are undeniable.” He draws a parallel between “Let the Waves Over Me (Song for Christine)” and some of the protest music that was prevalent during the ‘60s and early ‘70s. “Musicians were writing about civil rights, taking what Dr. King was talking about and lending their voices to the cause,” he says. “Or they were speaking out the same way that Muhammad Ali did about the Vietnam War. Here we are in 2018, and we have a different situation, but it’s as important. We have to empower ourselves, and it’s crucial everybody speaks out, including artists.”

Saran is wasting no time in getting “Let the Waves Over Me (Song for Christine)” out to the public. “If they’re going to rush through confirmation hearings, dismissing women as ‘less than,’ there’s nothing wrong with us rushing out a song,” she states. “I want radio stations playing it for people when they’re on their way to work. I would love to see people on talk shows discussing it. I embrace anybody who wants to take this message to the people.”

Although the song might strike some as being political, Saran insists that it’s not a matter of choosing between Democrats or Republicans. “It’s just about doing what is right,” she says. “My mother raised me as a single mother, and she instilled certain values in me. So this song is for her, it’s for Christine, for my daughter, and it’s for all women out there – mothers, daughters, sisters and wives.

“I’ll say it again,” she concludes. “This is all about voting. When I saw those hearings, I said, ‘This is not the country of my forefathers. This is not the America that people fought for. This is crazy time.’ But we can change that if we really want to. I’m hoping that, in my own way, I can help bring about some change for the good of everyone.”

 

For more information, please visit: http://jennifersaran.com/

To pre-order “Let the Waves Wash Over Me (Song for Christine)” or purchase or stream on October 26, 2018, please visit: http://radi.al/JenniferSaranWaves

For National Press and Interview inquiries please contact Erin Cook, Jensen Communications: (626)-585-9575 or erin@jensencom.com

For Music Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Radio Servicing please contact Adam Leibovitz, ASL Music Media & Promotion:

(949)448-9444 or adam@aslmusicmedia.com

 

The stirring Narada Michael Walden-produced track releases October 26, 2018. Order Now or Stream here: http://radi.al/JenniferSaranWaves

 

 

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JENNIFER SARAN Issues a Heartfelt Plea to Voters with “LET THE WAVES WASH OVER ME (SONG FOR CHRISTINE)”

 

The stirring Narada Michael Walden-produced track released October 26, 2018. Order Now or Stream here: http://radi.al/JenniferSaranWaves

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Los Angeles, CA (October 22, 2018) – When listeners first hear the new JENNIFER SARAN single “LET THE WAVES WASH OVER ME (SONG FOR CHRISTINE),” they will be transported by the singer’s elegant and gorgeous phrasing over producer and co-writer Narada Michael Walden’s impeccably lush bed of jazz-blues instrumentation. But as Saran points out, a second listen reveals the dramatic intention behind her lyrics. There is a message that she wants to convey to the public, and its time is “now.”

“My agenda for the song is very simple: I want people to vote,” she says. “This upcoming mid-term election is so crucial on so many levels, but it’s especially important for women. I want to grab people’s hearts with the beauty of the music, but when they listen again, they’ll hear the words and they’ll understand what I’m saying. Please vote. Please take action. It’s within your power to change things.”

Saran was inspired to write “Let the Waves Wash Over Me (Song for Christine)” during a phone conversation with her daughter, Anjali, in which they discussed how disgusted they were over the recent Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, and the appalling treatment of Christine Blasey Ford. As Saran recalls, “I said to Anjali, ‘I just wish there was something I could do.’ And she said, ‘There is something you can do, Mum. You can write a song.’ The minute she said that, I felt this incredible energy and said, ‘You’re right.’”

Seizing upon the concept, Saran wrote a set of lyrics and sent them to Narada Michael Walden, with whom she’s collaborated on a number of albums over the years (the two are putting the finishing touches on a new record set for 2019). When the multiple Grammy and Emmywinning producer read the words, he wrote a stirring melody to accompany them and sent the music back to Saran. “I kept listening to what Narada wrote, and that helped me to refine my lyrics to better fit the rhyme to his melody,” she says. “That was all I needed to complete the song. We’ve always worked so well together in that way.”

When writing the words “I fought him off / I cried out, no one came / I live with the shame,” Saran channeled the striking testimony of Dr. Ford. “For me, Christine has become such a symbol of confronting sexual abuse,” she says. “She had to tell her story to make a point. People don’t speak up because they’re ashamed, or they think that nobody will believe them. So I found myself thinking about Christine in my lyrics. I tried to put myself in her place.”

For his part, Walden says that he was profoundly moved by Saran’s message. “I’m a heart person,” he says. “When I read her lyrics ­­– ‘It’s time for a change / vote them out, in my name / let the waves wash over me’ – I was hit right in the chest. Jenn has an incredible talent for expressing herself. She knows what she wants to say, and she puts her feelings down on paper in an eloquent and unfiltered way. I was knocked out by the stunning beauty of her words.”

At his own Tarpan Studios in San Rafael, California, Walden recorded bass, drums and keyboards by himself. Other musicians on the track include guitarist Jim Reitzel and percussionist James Henry, with horns provided by Rich Armstrong and Daniel Casares. Saran flew in to record her vocals on a Sunday night, and a day later they were finished. “Narada and I work very quickly and efficiently because we share a chemistry,” she observes. “He’s a brilliant and fabulous collaborator, and when we lock into an idea, the music just takes flight.”

Walden agrees, saying, “That’s what happens with the best songs – they come to you quickly because the passion and emotions are undeniable.” He draws a parallel between “Let the Waves Over Me (Song for Christine)” and some of the protest music that was prevalent during the ‘60s and early ‘70s. “Musicians were writing about civil rights, taking what Dr. King was talking about and lending their voices to the cause,” he says. “Or they were speaking out the same way that Muhammad Ali did about the Vietnam War. Here we are in 2018, and we have a different situation, but it’s as important. We have to empower ourselves, and it’s crucial everybody speaks out, including artists.”

Saran is wasting no time in getting “Let the Waves Over Me (Song for Christine)” out to the public. “If they’re going to rush through confirmation hearings, dismissing women as ‘less than,’ there’s nothing wrong with us rushing out a song,” she states. “I want radio stations playing it for people when they’re on their way to work. I would love to see people on talk shows discussing it. I embrace anybody who wants to take this message to the people.”

Although the song might strike some as being political, Saran insists that it’s not a matter of choosing between Democrats or Republicans. “It’s just about doing what is right,” she says. “My mother raised me as a single mother, and she instilled certain values in me. So this song is for her, it’s for Christine, for my daughter, and it’s for all women out there – mothers, daughters, sisters and wives.

“I’ll say it again,” she concludes. “This is all about voting. When I saw those hearings, I said, ‘This is not the country of my forefathers. This is not the America that people fought for. This is crazy time.’ But we can change that if we really want to. I’m hoping that, in my own way, I can help bring about some change for the good of everyone.”

 

For more information, please visit: http://jennifersaran.com/

To pre-order “Let the Waves Wash Over Me (Song for Christine)” or purchase or stream on October 26, 2018, please visit: http://radi.al/JenniferSaranWaves

For National Press and Interview inquiries please contact Erin Cook, Jensen Communications: (626)-585-9575 or erin@jensencom.com

For Music Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Radio Servicing please contact Adam Leibovitz, ASL Music Media & Promotion:

(949)448-9444 or adam@aslmusicmedia.com

 

The stirring Narada Michael Walden-produced track releases October 26, 2018. Order Now or Stream here: http://radi.al/JenniferSaranWaves

 

 

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US Review: EMILY JOHNSON “OPEN YOUR HEART”

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For more information about OPEN YOUR HEART or live EMILY JOHNSON performances please visit her website: www.emilyjohnsonofficial.com

 

To order OPEN YOUR HEART on Digital Platforms worldwide please visit:

http://radi.al/EmilyJohnsonOYH

 

To see the video for the title song “OPEN YOUR HEART” please visit:

https://youtu.be/MlNusiSr-dI

 

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