Lael Summer has a brand new EP coming out this June entitled “Burden To Bear.” This pop/soul artist was born and bred in New York City and the effect of living in the city known as the city that never sleeps was great for Lael as she states that it was an experience as well as an excuse to grow up fast. Lael has always loved music, and it was clear from a very young age. At two years old, she was able to sing every word from The Sound Of Music, her parents encouraged her so by the age of ten she was already put into vocal lessons as well as did her first performance singing Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful,” and brought the audience to tears. When she was fourteen she sang Cat Steven’s “Peace Train,” where she opened for Jon Anderson from Yes. Just last year she graduated from USC’s Thornton School of Music going on to become a senior at USC popular music program. When she first started University, as a freshman she opened for Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band.
Her new EP was produced by Tomás Doncker, who is known as the “True Groove Global Soul,” from the Independent music label. Her album was quickly a hit and had wide acclaim across America, hearing her sons on different radio stations. She performed in NYC at The Blue Note. Her voice itself fits perfectly with the sounds of rock, soul, R&B, and bossa nova, (which is a genre of Brazillian music). She was said to sound similar to Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Meghan Trainor, and even Christina Aguilera.
Lael has performed at Tomás Doncker’s show “Power of the Trinity,” which was a multi-media show about the life of Haile Selassie in New York City at the Summerstage Concert Series in 2012. Her song “I Need A Man,” was song og the week on the radio station Soul Track ans was played on NPR “Smokestack Lightnin’” Show. Look out this June for “Life In Color,” as well as her single EP “Unavailable,” which came out in early May.
You can listen to her album as well as download it here: