Tuesday, October 08, 2013
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Laura Izibor
Album:Let The Truth Be Told
Laura Izibor is an outstanding R & B singer songwriter who has everything it takes to be a big star. But she is the victim of record company dithering and indecision. No one can figure out how to sell her. It doesn't seem like rocket science to me. She was born May 13, 1987 in Dublin, Ireland. After performing in drama class, she began writing songs at age 13 and taught herself to play piano. At age 15, she won an RTE radio song competition. This got her a manager and a contract with Jive Records. She dropped out of school and started recording her album. Apparently Jive didn't like what they were hearing and she left with her mentor Steve Lunt and signed with Atlantic Records. She released a couple of live EPs and we also started to hear Laura's music in films like Nanny Diaries, P.S. I Love You and Why Did I Get Married? and TV shows like Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill and Bones. Finally Laura's CD Let The Truth Be Told was released in 2009. It only took four years and two record companies. Laura wrote all the songs and produced it herself. She got some help from Christopher "Tricky" Stewart who has had a lot of success producing female R & B artists. The album did OK especially in England and Ireland. But there was no hit single to break Laura to a broader audience. Atlantic thought placing songs on TV was the way to sell Laura. Maybe they should stop looking for a shortcut and sell her as a great musical talent. That can work. Laura released the EP The Brooklyn Sessions Aug. 2012. She's working on a new full length CD but there is no release date yet. I hate to see great talent wasted by a dithering record company. Here's the video for Don't Stay by Laura Izibor.