"Just Because" is Conya's long awaited follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut "a poem about ms. Doss. "Just Because" straddles the fence between studio perfection and a rawness that can only be achieved on a stage in front of a live audience. "Just Because" offers an escape to a crowded room filled with an organic, sensual, funky vibe from tracks one through eleven. The Groove and the licks are reminiscent of a Coltrane staccato, a Sarah Vaughn run and the comport of a Donny Hathaway rift that just wraps around you and hold you comfortably. Oh yeah, Conya is back!
The Eleven-song disc represents an evolution of spirit. From the light, airy, danceable Opening cut "Just Because," to the smoky vibey, "Stay," to the gospel tinged, "Sweet Luv," and the hopeful aspiring, "Miracle." Conya pulls it all from her inner being and puts it on display for the world.
Conya is back - musically, spiritually, soulfully, honestly and her return represents the culmination of a lifetime of experiences committed to song. Born and raised on Stevie Wonder, Angela Winbush, Donnie Hathaway and Minnie Ripperton in the city described as the vanguard of soul, Cleveland Ohio. She has been singing since the age of five and later attended the famed Cleveland School Of The Performing Arts, a school that produced fellow alumnus, Avant. Conya went on to be a leading member of the Cleveland Duo Lyrik comprised of childhood friend Stacy Richardson who currently sings back up for Anthony Hamilton. It was with Lyrik where she really honed her writing skills contributing to such artist as Pop group 3LW. She has also worked with the likes of R&B Soul music's heir apparent, Gerald Levert and super producer and friend Tony Nicholas along with Paul Allen Of PAJAM.
This divergence of soul music that pulls from the influences of the past while establishing a nu is what Conya was born to do. Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Eric Roberson and now Conya Doss are the leaders of this Nu-Soul Movement!