Tracy Cruz | Feel'osophy

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Feel'osophy

by Tracy Cruz

Debut album from this vibrant Neo-Soul singer from San Jose, CA. Featuring special guest and Grammy award winning emcee Kanetic Source. "The vocals are brilliant. We are probably talking about the best Soul album this year so far." -DJ Soulswede
Genre: Urban/R&B: Neo-Soul
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1. Nothing in this World
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2. Let Me Sing
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3. Emotional Love
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4. My Valentine
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5. I Breathe You
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6. Son-Shine
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7. Expression Sensation
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8. Your Dreams
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9. Blue Eyes
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10. Can't Change Me
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11. Weathered Down
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12. A Better Day
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13. Amigo
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14. Waited For You
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15. Take Me
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16. Don't Leave
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
From her presence to her music to her life’s path, Tracy Cruz has become one of the most extraordinary musical wonders. Wherever she performs, she astonishes and mesmerizes. People often ask "How does that big voice come from such a little lady?" At knee high, Tracy started blessing stages at the age of twelve, competing in talent competitions and coming home with trophies. 16 years later, she continues to capture the hearts and ears of many through her powerful voice, magnetic stage presence, and soulful music. As a mother, wife, songwriter, and performer, some wonder how she managed such a sweet comeback; but she didn’t do it alone.

Through the musical inspirations of Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Sarah Vaughan, and Ledisi, Tracy Cruz has blended her favorite distinctive vocal styles to create her own rare sound. Strong melodies, catchy hooks, introspective lyrics, and lush arrangements characterize Tracy’s Soul/Jazz/R&B creations. As the primary songwriter, she brings her personal observations and experiences on love and life with eloquent storytelling and vivid imagery to her songs. Her debut album “FEEL'OSOPHY” – (released September 23, 2008) – is the study of emotions through musical words and sounds. The 16 track album encompasses all layers of feeling such as joy, sorrow, anger, excitement, and hope. Tracy Cruz and producer Allen Ross purposely used different vocal styles and musical arrangements to truly capture a world of emotion in each song. Listeners will take an emotional journey of passion through "Emotional Love", wonder through "Blue Eyes," hope with "Don't Leave," and excitement with "Expression Sensation." All songs were either written solely or collaboratively by Tracy Cruz or Allen Ross, with Ross remaining the sole musical producer. Since its release, the album has won 3 Muse’s Muse Awards for “Best R&B CD Project of 2008”, “Best Lyrics Female”, and “Best R&B Single Female” and has received attention from reputable music critics and consistent airplay from radio stations across the US and around the world including KPFA 94.1 FM (Berkeley, California), KPOO 89.5 FM (San Francisco, California), KKUP 91.5 FM (Cupertino, California), KAZI 88.7 FM (Austin, Texas), Kiss FM 91.6 (Sweden), and Solar Radio (London) . The past few years have been a whirlwind of sorts for Tracy. This album serves as tremendous representation of a struggle that she powerfully deems “beautiful.” Despite the trials and tribulations of her personal life, Tracy Cruz has simply not lost her "spiritual being."

Lead siren Tracy Cruz and luscious band “Smooth Session” have graced many stages such as the 102.9 FM KBLX Soul Music Festival at the Chronicle Pavilion, Maxwell's Lounge, Straits Restaurant, Santana Row, San Jose and San Francisco’s Juneteenth Festival, Ninhonmachi Street Festival, Agenda Lounge, Voodoo Lounge, Mojito Lounge, Karibbean City, Hotel Valencia, Temple Bar, Sofa Lounge, MACLA Theatre, Fanny and Alexanders, and many more. The strong, eclectic army never fail to rock the party and seductively charm a crowd. Though a young lady, Tracy is already a seasoned veteran of the industry. She sang background vocals for soul singer Ledisi at Cafe Du Nord in 2002 and has opened up for Apl.de.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas at the 4th Annual Asian Heritage Festival in San Francisco. In April 2005, Tracy released an EP entitled "ILLUMINATE LOVE,” which was entirely produced by Allen Ross. Her song "For You," featuring Kanetic Source, former emcee of Grammy Award winning hip hop/latin group Ozomatli, has accumulated national recognition and over 50,000 plays on internet websites like Myspace and Soundclick. She was a special guest vocalist for "World Musikahan with Ryan Cayabyab" show which was shown globally on ABC-CBN television network. Locally, Tracy has rocked the stage alongside Martin Luther, Crown City Rockers, the Fingerbangerz Crew, Breakestra, Pep Love, Living Legends, and Zion I. Honing her writing skills and developing a unique vocal style, she has come up with an album that has the ability to captivate the emotions and attention of listeners of different ages and all walks of life.


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Teboho

BRILLIANT!!!SOULFUL!!!
Brilliant music!! Hey Ms Cruz, please do not release your second album anytime soon. 'Feel'osophy' is a killer. Let all soul music lovers enjoy this one. I have no doubt that when you make a comeback we will once again be in for a treat... Thank you!!

Neosoul Mama

A feel good album for the soul
Feel'osophy is a wonderful musical journey that takes you through a broad spectrum of emotions whether it's joy, anticipation, sadness, anger, etc. Your heart will be moved by the sweet vocal stylings, poetic lyrics and beautiful music production. My favorite tracks are "Blue Eyes", "Emotional Love", "Don't Leave", and "Son-shine". If you love FEEL GOOD music, then you'll definitely feel this!!!

cnwill01

Feelin' U
The harmonic, melodic sounds of Tracy Cruz is like a breath of fresh air in a music scene that is overpopulated with mechanical voices and over-simplified lyrics. Favorites on this CD include: the hit single "Emotional Love", "My Valentine", "Weathered Down" and the heart-wrenching ballad "Don't Leave". Cruz's music, as was stated in "Let Me Sing", definitely takes us to a place we have "never ever been." We definitely FEEL you, Tracy Cruz.

wayne joseph

Cool album
I first heard this album from some CD store in London. Even though I listened to most of it, I felt I had to buy it. In the end, I had to ordr the CD here on this site. Great songs from start to finish. Excellent!

K-waz (self-xplanatory Music)


Just from listening to the snippets! This album is incredible! She is sooo soulful. I love her voice

NeoSoul Lady

BEAUTIFUL ALBUM!
I absolutely love this album because it directly speaks to my heart and moves my soul. Every song is wonderful, Tracy Cruz never misses a beat! I have never heard an album that sounds good from beginning to end! You gotta have it!

DaMusicMan

The Hotness
Hot beats, hot melodies, hot vocals...this album is FIRE!