Kari Kimmel Releases New Album

Kari Kimmel, one of Hollywood's most prolific young singer/songwriters, shares music she created for film and television on her new album, "From the Vault." The 10-track LP features some of her favorite original songs written exclusively for movies and TV shows, plus two brand-new ones.

"From the Vault is comprised of songs that aren't on my other albums, but had received a great response after they were heard in a movie or on a TV show," Kimmel said. "I thought it would make sense to put some of them together on one LP and make them available to fans."

Songs from Kimmel's previous three albums have been used in over 125 TV shows, movies and commercials. Her credits include such TV shows as "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice" and "Pretty Little Liars," and movies like "WALL-E," "Shall We Dance," "Ella Enchanted" and more. Kimmel is also often asked to compose original material for specific projects, such as the ones represented on "From the Vault."

The new album features: "Didn't See This Coming" (from "What Chili Wants" on VH1), "Finally Free" (from "The World According to Paris"), "Save Me" (from the Lifetime movie "Reviving Ophelia"), "I Got You" (from "Space Dogs 3D"), "Watching Over You" ("Space Dogs 3D"), "Holdin' On" ("The World According to Paris"), "The Last Goodbye" ("What Chili Wants') and "Number One" (from "America's Funniest Home Videos" on ABC). The album also features two songs that have not yet been heard anywhere, "Hang On" and "On Your Side."

"This album has songs about everything from love and happiness to sadness and grief," Kimmel said. "'Watching Over You' is about a dad who has died and is singing to his daughter. 'Number One' is about someone who was once an underdog and is now successful. 'Holdin' On' is about a friend reaching out to another friend who is ready to totally give up on life. Every song is different."

Kimmel's music encompasses pop, rock and folk. Formerly with Atlantic Records and Virgin Records, she now works independently and has worked with leading musicians such as Abe Laboriel, Jr. (Paul McCartney), Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney), David Levita (Alanis Morissette), John Carin (Pink Floyd), Ace Frehley (KISS), Leland Sklar (James Taylor), Matt Serletic (Collective Soul), David Rodriguez (Keith Urban), Jesse McCartney and Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket).

Kimmel is putting finishing touches on her fourth full-length album, "Go," which she expects to release late this summer. Meanwhile, "From the Vault" will be available on iTunes, beginning May 19. More information is available at www.KariKimmel.com.

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