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Lisa Ramey teases forthcoming album with latest country blues stormer ‘Jesus Is My Only Friend’
Photo credit: Antonio T. Harris
Vocal powerhouse Lisa Ramey caught the attention of millions following her stint on The US Voice, where she performed on the team of John Legend. Exuding soul-infused fervour in every delivery, superbly countered by her signature rock n’ roll edge that unequivocally captures her roots; the St Louis born, New York-based vocalist now returns to take her soulful rock artistry to the next level. Following the release of unplugged, gospel stormer ‘Certainly Lord’, Ramey now returns to further tease her forthcoming album with country blues track ‘Jesus Is My Only Friend’.
With a growing catalogue of gospel and rock infused productions, Lisa Ramey’s limitless and creative mentality is reflected in her discography, as she effortlessly floats between genres. Blending styles to create her own distinctive sound, her productions are scattered with nods to greats who have gone before her. As she harnesses her unique talent for re-awakening forgotten voices, she showcases her very own refreshed perspective.
Ramey’s latest offering sees spanky electric guitar riffs bloom into a bombastic melodic passage, in anticipation of a layered, superbly gritty topline. Assisted by rhythmic gospel clap patterns, ‘Jesus Is My Only Friend’ leads the listener on an odyssey of sonic goodness as superbly countrified instrumentation compliments Ramey’s lionhearted approach to her creations.
Crooning over a blues infused beat, Lisa Ramey strikes the perfect balance of crunchy rock ’n’ roll grit and a refreshing amalgamation of soul and country resulting in a cleverly complex record in wonderfully simple clothing. As Ramey continues to interlink classic, evergreen sounds with pleasing, unexpected moments, her alto cadence is one that resonates with every ear.
With one foot in historic music traditions and another boldly stepping into the future, the old soul continues to break boundaries while effortlessly wrapping listeners up in a whirlwind of full-bodied, rich tones - a result completely tantalising to any well-versed music lover.
Speaking of her latest offering, Lisa Ramey said:
“I dove into the unknown because I needed to really paint the picture with this song. You hear the train and immediately picture dusty nitty gritty. It’s a hot day passing through this town. You’re all alone, potentially escaping something in search of a new life. Maybe it could start here...the listener is the lonely tumbleweed passing through.”
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