• Nova Holmes

Powerhouse Lisa Ramey takes soulful rock to the next level with latest offering ‘Certainly Lord’


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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 fervor 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. Introducing her latest offering ‘Certainly Lord’, Ramey delivers an unplugged, gospel sound fans didn’t know they needed.


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 boomy guitar riffs bloom into a bombastic melodic passage, in anticipation of a layered, superbly gritty topline. Assisted by hard-hitting harmonies that explode into wistful pre chorus, ‘Certainly Lord’ leads the listener on an odyssey of sonic goodness as driving drum patterns pulse along.


Crooning over a Nirvana-reminiscent beat, Lisa Ramey strikes the perfect balance of crunchy rock ’n’ roll grit and a refreshed amalgamation of gospel and jazz, 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.


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