Below please find tasty new releases from members of the Songmakers song workshopping class (who are all graduates of The Roots songwriting class) at The Songwriting School community can be accessed here.
If you are a Roots grad and have a new release to let us know about, please share the details here.
Kendra Boardman spent a few cycles in the yellow room Songmaking, and she has triumphantly released her very first single as the artist Kenjra. Here is the Spotify link for her single "Follow Me." Kendra, this was a long journey, and we are so proud of you and are honored to have been a few of the stops on your way. Your vocal sounds wonderful too!
Mary Lou Fulton released both the bilingual "The Ballad of Suaqui" and the Spanish "El Corrido de Suaqui." This song honors the hometown of Mary Lou's grandmother and mother, lost to flood when the Mexican government built a dam in the name of progress. She brought early drafts to Songmakers, and I am privileged to have worked with her to record it. Those are Spotify links. You can view the powerful video here, and listen to her most recent NPR radio interview here. The full 10-song album drops next month. If you want to learn from her experiences with PR and radio promotion, reach out to her. And if you have had successes getting playlisted and featured, do share your insights.
Liz Alden (Beth) released her debut solo EP this Spring/Summer, and you can listen to the beautiful 5 song collection Like the Moon Draws the Water on Spotify. Beth shared the video of "Blue Suitcase" during class.
Caley Rose released the video for "That Chick" today, a bop she wrote/produced with Songmaker alum Sir Jeff Hsu (Peaches xx Cream). Great treatment in the video, directed by Songwriting School peeps Exi, shot by Roots grad Evan Blum, and makeup by Roots grad Tiffany Renee.