Zanya Laurence | Soul Theory

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Soul Theory

by Zanya Laurence

"A stunning voice with a rich, melodic & jazzy blend of Neo-Soul" -Trakheadz.com. 16 soulful songs that groove with a unique flow from beginning to end.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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1. This Is My Life
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2. Sweet Sun
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3. Down & Out
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4. Time (Interlude)
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5. Lose My #
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6. A Long Road
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7. Rhythm
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8. A Matter Of Time
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9. Sunday
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10. Ocean
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11. It Won't Be Easy
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12. Love Shine
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13. New Day
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14. Complicated
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15. Deadline
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16. Unpredictable
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Zanya's sweet, yet moving sound showcases her early influences of urban R&B, and jazzy Soul. Born in Southern California and raised in New Mexico, Zanya began performing at the age of six. From dance to choir, she was clearly a natural. Before honing her songwriting and performance skills, her musical evolution encompassed learning to play the classical guitar at her fathers knee. Influenced and inspired by genres such as R&B, Hip-Hop, Funk, Blues and Jazz, Zanya has incorporated her creative writing and raw emotion into the lyrics found on her independent debut, "Soul Theory", recorded at her privately owned studio, "Soul Spot Music".

She's had 2 songs nominated for recognition in the New Mexico Music Awards in 2004 and 2 more that were nominated in the Rhythm and Blues category for 2007. She now ranks 7 on trakheadz.com worldwide independent artist top 15 list. She stays true to her art and to making music that moves others in a rare way.

Zanya was always involved in music growing up, whether it was playing in band or singing in regional talent competitions, but it wasn't until 1997 that she was introduced to her first studio experience. It was at that point that she realized she had found her niche. With years of struggle and desire, came the sweet proof of an aspiring artist growing toward her prime. Feeling trapped, she knew she had to make a move. It was either New York or California. She found MI, sent her application with her recording and was accepted that very week. So she packed her car and drove off to the place "where dreams come true", but little did she know that LA would be so cluttered with uninspired hopeful's that she might very well get lost in the shuffle.

Nevertheless, she soldiered on emotionally and financially, and recently graduated from the Vocal Institute of Technology at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California with extensive training in theory, performance and music business, while also studying the art and roots of Jazz and Blues. Selected by A&R, she came in first place out of 50 of MI's finest singer/songwriters in the Artist Development Program, earning the respect of her musical peers and instructors alike. She performed the Hollywood area regularly with The Zanya Laurence Band and is currently back in the studio, creating the soulful grooves you love to vibe to.

Although she has been compared to several established artists, her unique style can be heard through her passionate expression, phrasing, and thoughtful delivery. At the end of the day, Zanya's sound is truly one of a kind...


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Pam

Soul theory
Zanya does have a beautiful voice that takes you into the song and wraps you in the richness of her voice. Wonderful to listen to.

jeff kothenbeutel

soul theory is awsome!
I got the cd and you have a beautiful voice. I would recomend that anyone who likes music, needs to get this cd.

Mike G


Zanya
Your music is emotionally rich and full of flavor. It's like sitting down to a good meal with friends and family. I could listen to it over and over again,.... and I will.

jerry townsend

sampling music
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www.trakheadz.com

Traheadz Review
“Zanya Laurence’s music ranks amongst the best! She has a stunning voice with a rich melodic-jazzy blend of neo-soul!”
-Trakheadz.com

Erik Beacham

Great Album
Wow! This is an amazing CD. Even if you're not a regular listener of R & B, you will become one after listening to Zanya. Eagerly awaiting the next CD.

Jennifer Esquibel

Always
Zanya has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard! Her music has so much heart and soul that I can feel it in my heart...her words are so comforting and inspirting that she is all that I want to listen to. I strongly recommend her music to all my friends and family. The best part is knowing her personally...I feel honored to have her as a friend and look forward to her future albums...