The Cameroonian-born singer known as Yolanda Arrey is a prominently featured artist on the new LP record from EA Music Group and mastermind musician Eliel Arrey. Yolanda Arrey happens to be the second Cameroonian-born talent holding nothing back as she steps unto the world stage on the track 'Your Highness.' The new long-playing album featuring Yolanda and other artists such as Nasomi, Steve Owner, and Melissa Otero, “The Essentials,” is available for download online [link provided below].
Early rumors of Yolanda's involvement in this full length album initially broke out in the February 2016 press release for Eliel Arrey's "End of Days" which listed her as a vocalist in EA Music Group. Eliel Arrey never responded to any comments in regards to the extend of Yolanda's collaboration and that was kept a mystery until now.
Something that certainly was not a mystery then or now, is Yolanda Arrey, the singer. Described in an article as "Salt Lake City's finest," Yolanda is no novice to the music scene. She has been singing and writing her own songs since she was seven years old and is well known by many Cameroonians around the world. She cites Whitney Houston as one of her main artistic influences, a singer well known for her strong vocal presence, an attribute that marks Yolanda's own style.
Another well known fact is her love for old school Jazz and Soul music. Her songs bring a soothing memory of what some would say 'real music used to be.' When asked about Yolanda, Eliel Arrey said "She is just too good. She gives her all into every song and her type of music definitely fits into what any would call the trademark 'Motown sound.''
Yolanda has been known to step out of the Jazz scene from time to time, making the idea of a collaboration with a near genre-free music composer such as Eliel Arrey not so far fetched. In December 2013, she collaborated with the acclaim rapper Prince of Cats on a Hip-Hop/Rap song titled "When You Loved Me." That magnificent piece was a success and garnered numerous audiences worldwide.
'Your Highness' is a track that demonstrates the evolution of both Eliel Arrey and Yolanda over the short courses of their musical careers:
- On the one hand, we see that Eliel Arrey is not shy to step away from his traditional EDM zone that has celebrated him for so long. Nor is he shy to step away from the new symphonic scene that seems to be his new identity. He demonstrates, with emphasis, that he can walk into a brand new universe and still keep us dancing. Time after time, Eliel Arrey has shown us he is "...broadly varied [and] emotionally evocative." McCauley 2016.
-On the other hand is the Diva in the room, Yolanda Arrey. Her works just never cease to amaze. Although she launches into the song with a soft and warm vocal, it does not take long for her to leap into her full range of strong natural tones and pitch perfect precision. The sweet, short, and catchy melodies of 'Your Highness' will keep many listeners hitting 'repeat' all year long. This song arguably might be this summer's most played anthem.
Like everything else we are presented with on 'The Essentials,' it is world-class writer McCauley who describes it best: "With nearly every emotional hue coloring this striking example of unbridled innovation and musical alchemy, it's improbable that the music fan won't hear himself in it somewhere." McCauley 2016.
“The Essentials” by Eliel Arrey from EA Music Group is now available online worldwide featuring Salt Lake City's finest, Yolanda Arrey on 'Your Highness.'
The Cameroonian-born singer known as Nasomi is a prominently featured artist on the new LP record from EA Music Group and mastermind musician Eliel Arrey.
The Cameroonian-born singer known as Nasomi is a prominently featured artist on the new LP record from EA Music Group and mastermind musician Eliel Arrey. The new long-playing album featuring Nasomi, “The Essentials,” is already available for pre-order online [link provided below].
While Eliel Arrey's “The Essentials” has been garnering no end of attention from music lovers and game aficionados alike, Arrey himself stresses that Nasomi's performances are among the album's best qualities.
“Nasomi is definitely an artist I'd like to emphasize on my album,” writes Arrey, who is renowned for writing evocative, highly narrative compositions. “She is the lead singer on 'Rise,' 'Brand New Day/Dance with Me,' and 'Sunset Love 2.0.' Nasomi has one of the most powerful voices of any artist I know. She has the ability to listen to any melody I write and complement it with the perfect vocals. She is masterful at conveying emotions through music. Her lyrics have touched many souls and have inspired many people, including me.”
The Holland-based Nasomi cites as main artistic influences Toni Braxton and Aaliyah, two singers well loved for strong natural tones and a surgically precise pitch, both of which are marks of Nasomi's own style.
“Nasomi is an artist who takes her music very seriously and is one of the most hardworking people I know,” says Eliel Arrey. “She sets goals and executes on them. She puts a lot of effort and dedication in all her work. She has never been it for money or fame, she just loves to sing and loves music!”
Nasomi's first taste of fame came in 2012 when one of her underground singles, an original called “Whatever It Takes,” went viral on SoundCloud. Arrey heard the track and got in touch to suggest a collaboration. Today, he is proud to announce the three songs included on “The Essentials,” as well as several other tracks the duo will release later this year.
Since 2011 The “Whatever It Takes” singer-songwriter has performed at various events in the Netherlands and Germany, as well as at the 2012 Esamba Esamba festival in Belgium. “The Essentials” feat. Nasomi by Eliel Arrey is available online for pre-order worldwide now.
Lead Press Release Writer
“The Essentials” feat. Nasomi –
Music has always been influenced by cultures. Every society/culture has a unique style to their music and different instruments trademark some cultures. Our album, "The Essentials," is meant to draw music lovers from all backgrounds, cultures, and styles. Our listeners will sometimes notice our use of a variety of instruments not conventionally used in your everyday music. From Bagpipes playing the African Cameroonian National Anthem, or Kalimbas laying the down the verses in Far Cry, to our rendition of the violins and woodwinds of the Celtic Hills. The Essentials is going to take every listener on an international journey. We hope that all our listeners can feel and appreciate the diversity we sought after when we compiled this album. Our vocalists are nothing short of world-class, featuring the powerful Dutch star artist -Nasomi, Salt Lake City's finest -Yolanda, internationally acclaimed songwriter and engineer -Steve Owner, and the extended instrumental rendition of Melissa Otero's "Angels and Demons." Our listeners will also notice that "The Essentials" contains songs from a variety of genres such as New Age, Modern Classical, Electro House, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Orchestral, and World. We ourselves had a hard time picking what genre to list the overall album under. We also pay special tribute to the life and memory of the great movie score composer, James Horner. The entertainment world still mourns the loss of this legend and there exist a void that can never be filled.
Finally, we love the diversity of the tracks in the project as it symbolizes the diverse influences we have had in our lives and the different cultures that have influence us. Our goal is that everyone can find something they can relate to when they turn on this album. So much love and hard work has gone into this project, and it is our deepest honor to share this project with you and the rest of the world.
Eliel Arrey & EA Music Group