RAWards 2013: Cecily

A young talented DC native introducing Acoustic Pop Soul to the world

There comes a time in a young woman’s life when she takes full control of her career. It’s an epiphany of sorts when a woman decides she is going to grab the world by the lapels and kick some butt. It’s seemingly how Janet Jackson felt when she recorded Control, her third studio album. It was an artistic feat and a personal testament of self-actualization and it’s exactly how newcomer Cecily comes across.

The talented DC native is a recent college grad that knows exactly who she is and what she’s about as she infiltrates the industry. She is introducing a renewed sound with no compromises. Acoustic pop soul as she calls it – is stripped down popular music with soul. Cecily uses her music to “speak her truth as a human being” and often performs with the company of a guitarist or pianist. She looks into the eyes of the audience, hoping to take them out of their shell and into their feelings.

Her first single Too Much (Fall 2012) defines acoustic pop soul with smooth feel-good lyrics over a blues style instrumental. Influenced by Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, and Adele; her vocal range and stage presence are breathtaking, leaving the audience wanting more. “A brilliant, beautiful, and talented young lady… look out!” says Grammy award winning recording artist Patti Austin. Cecily has studied at the Peabody Institute and Berklee College of Music.

Cecily is completing her first EP with Grammy award winning producer and arranger Benjamin Wright; famed songwriter and singer, Vaneese Thomas; and DC rap legend, Tabi Bonney. Her new single, Heaven in Your Eyes featuring Tabi Bonney has a hipster/ bohemia feel that is perfect for bike rides. Heaven in Your Eyes is available for download on iTunes. Cecily is a breath of fresh air and there’s no wonder that she is a musician finalist for the RAWards 2013 in Washington, DC.

By Carla Thomas


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RAWards DC 2013


Watch the YouTube Video for Too Much HERE.



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