Lisa Ramey ‘By The Shore’

 Photo credit: Antonio T. Harris, Artwork credit: Alfie Wales

Vocal powerhouse Lisa Ramey caught the attention of millions following her stint on The US Voice, where she performed on the team of John Legend. Exuding soul-infused fervour in every delivery, superbly countered by her signature rock n’ roll edge that unequivocally captures her roots; the St Louis born, New York-based vocalist has recently returned to the spotlight to take her unmatched versatile artistry to the next level. Following a string of anticipatory releases like unplugged, gospel stormer ‘Certainly Lord’, country blues track ‘Jesus Is My Only Friend’, powerful nod to Black History Month ‘Keep Your Lamps’, and latest single ‘You Know’, Ramey now returns with her last single, reggae bopper ‘By The Shore’ ahead of her full album release.

With a growing catalogue of gospel, rock and R&B infused productions, Lisa Ramey’s limitless and creative mentality is reflected in her discography, as she effortlessly floats between genres with unmatched versatility. Blending styles to create her own distinctive sound, her productions are scattered with nods to greats who have gone before her. As she harnesses her unique talent for re-awakening forgotten voices, she showcases her very own refreshed perspective. 

Ramey’s latest offering sees the artist lean into her playful personality, as she floats effortlessly above a free-flowing production and teleports her fans to a sun-drenched plane. Representative of her artistic evolution of the course of her single releases, Ramey continues to utilise her unique vocal timbre, yet now with a new-found hope and positivity shining through – plus a sprinkle of summertime reggae. 

I believe in the power of positive thinking, praying, meditating and tunnel vision. Holding onto my beliefs at all costs is something I’ve come to cherish, as I learn more about who I am and unapologetically claim my life.” 

As sweet, mellow guitar and percussion surround Ramey’s versatile vocal, unique additions of black Jamaican birdsong and organs support the composition, while the multi-talented artist continues to discover a pure means of translating and understanding her experiences. By fusing evergreen reggae-infused tones with the perfect melodic instrumentation and seamlessly integrating the two, Ramey’s latest offering lends itself to a golden, aestival experience that envelopes its listener in an ambient, reflective moment.

As ‘By The Shore’ leads the listener on an odyssey of sonic goodness ‘across the beaches of Jamaica’,  this offering continues to support Ramey’s lionhearted approach to her creations as she builds a superbly varied body of work. With one foot in historic music traditions and another boldly stepping into the future, the old soul continues to break boundaries while effortlessly wrapping listeners up in a whirlwind of full-bodied, rich tones – a result completely tantalising to any well-versed music lover. 

Speaking of her latest offering, Lisa Ramey said:

I picture the beaches of Jamaica when I hear ‘By The Shore’;  full of black birds chirping, waves crashing and ganja  permeating the air. “Don’t worry, be happy” is the feeling. This is a release from frustration, a release from evil, a release from doubt, fear, imprisonment, being lied to, being hurt for horrible  reasons…scream it out and let go! Surrender to the ocean’s waves.”

About Lisa Ramey

Vocal powerhouse, St. Louis-born and New York-based artist, Lisa Ramey caught national attention on NBC’s hit music competition show, The Voice, where she performed on Team Legend. She exudes gritty soul and passion with a soul meets rock vibe that emphatically captures her roots. After headlining alongside Ms. Lauryn Hill, she took her soulful rock artistry to the limit with her debut album “Surrender” which placed #34 on Good Morning America’s “Top 50 Albums of 2020.” 

Ramey has since become a mainstay of the live-stream concert world; constantly finding new and exciting ways to put on compelling at-home and studio performances for fans old and new. Now, just months off performing at MSG with her mentor John Legend and performing at The Metronome Festival in Prague, she is currently at work on her second album which re-imagines the historically important and virtually forgotten songs and music sung by civil rights activist Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer. Her mission is to re-awaken a voice from the past and bring it to the forefront of our lives.