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.'