Born in Philadelphia, the “city of brotherly love” April Peters was always sure of one thing, that her destiny was song. It was the revelation that songs and words could remind people of how much they are loved by God that opened her heart even more to singing and writing music. She has performed for such iconic women as Jennifer Holliday, Willie Mandela, and Attallah Shabazz. When April sings, each note is tenderly touched; each word pressed with significant understanding, each song filled with love and purpose. She draws pictures as her voice tips the scales, ranging from light melodies to deep and smoky hues.
On her debut EP, Early Bloomer, April joined forces with Donald Robinson of S.O.W. Productions (sowproductions.com), producer behind artists such as Vanessa Williams, Stephanie Mills and Rachelle Farrell. April’s songs draw from her life experiences, as she is no stranger to pain; she witnessed domestic violence and experienced abuse as a child. The title track, "Early Bloomer", is a window to the "old soul" of a young girl growing up too fast, out of necessity and for survival. Riveting spoken word featuring poet C.C. Word and funk music mix as April weaves a tale of the loss of childhood innocence.
April knows first-hand how those experiences can embitter, and she writes her songs to be a hand of healing and an offer of hope to others. Her soulful single “Opportunity for Love", reminds us to accept good love all while doing the two-step to a strong bass line. "Daddy Laddy" juxtaposes foot-tapping, Irish-influenced melody with brooding lyricism about a once seemingly darling father gone awry. Bright guitar strings against April's haunting and hypnotic vocals, reminiscent of a Sting-meets-Sade sound marriage, erupt with hunger in "Promises", a plea for vows to be kept.
An adult contemporary array of pop, rock and urban influence, the Early Bloomer EP is a conceptual project that tells the story of growing up too soon and navigating real life issues—lack, loss and love.