Priscilla Renea is the artist who “disliked the music she heard on the radio and decided to write her own.” She’s most notable these days for being the co-writer on Rihanna‘s hit “California King Bed” and “Who Says” by Selena Gomez. Priscilla developed a large following on YouTube after uploading videos showcasing her powerful vocal ability and guitar skills, from the relaxing stage of her bedroom. Her raw talent grabbed the attention of Capitol Records executives. She signed a record deal with the label in 2009 and headed straight to the studio to begin recording her debut album.
Priscilla released her debut single “Dollhouse” in August 2009, followed by the release of her debut album “Jukebox” in December. The album reached number twenty three on the Billboard Heatseekers album charts, but failed to be as impressive as Priscilla had hoped. She released the second single titled “Lovesick” in March 2010, then went back in the studio to begin work on her sophomore album.
This soulful songbird gets inspiration from the most interesting things when it comes to her songwriting-she once performed a song based on the dictionary-her talent is definitely fresh and incomparable. Currently Priscilla is on the verge of dropping her second studio album later this year, which she promises to be more r&b/soul influenced than her debut record. Whatever musical style she’s incorporating in her next project you can be certain of one thing, Ms. Renea is bound to captivate her listeners and leave them breathless.
Check out her lyrics video for “Dollhouse” below:
(Images courtesy of PriscillaReneamusic.com)