When a true music lover runs a record label it will survive forever. They may take a break signing new artists and push towards reissues at times but always staying at the center of the music business is too strong a pull. You may have heard of the famous old Philadelphia soul/r&b label, Sound Gems Records back in the day. Well after a rather long break from their 1970’s heyday, Sound Gems is back on the horse again bringing new artists to the table.
The first true new signing by the label is the extremely talented Aliah Sheffield. She was born in Newark, NJ but grew up in the deep south of Savannah, Georgia. Music was part of her life from an early age and legends such as Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin molded her into the singer she is today. While studying film scoring at Berklee College of Music she began to experiment with fusing genres, particularly soul and R&B, to create her unique keyboard driven style. “What I’m trying to do is combine the classic and contemporary into my own style,” Sheffield said. “I feel very blessed to be partnered with a label that I feel so artistically connected to.”
The first release by Aliah Sheffield on Sound Gems Records is “Where I’m At (Is In Love With You)” actually released yesterday March 3rd, 2015. The song oozes that old soul 70’s vibe with a modern touch and a groove that gets even the most stoic man bopping his head. Aliah’s voice takes the forefront with its smooth delivery and controlled strength. It builds throughout and really lets loose as the song heads to its climax. This is a great start and we expect many great things to come from Aliah Sheffield and the relaunch of The Sound Gems label.
Find Aliah’s music and keep tabs on the rise at:
Aliah Sheffield Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sgraliah
Aliah Sheffield Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sgraliah
Sound Gems Records And Publishers Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SoundGemsSoul