Kira Willey Releases an Inspiring Fifth Album EVERY VOICE on 6/15
Award-winning songwriter, author and kids' yoga expert Kira Willey releases her most expansive family album yet, Every Voice. Her fifth album of original songs offers empowering, community-minded encouragement for dreamers and future leaders, in heart-pumping tunes packed with catchy, sing-along choruses. Every Voice will be available wherever music is sold on June 15th (Burnside Distribution).
From the first tune, "Brand New Day," an up-tempo power pop song, the momentum and positivity grow from track to track. Willey is known for her mindful lyrics, and these new songs offer listeners a variety of ways to reset their intentions with each new day. Producers Zak Rizvi and Dave Padrutt built layers of bold, fresh sound into these songs, complementing Willey's soft but authoritative vocals.
The sweet and simple ukulele tune "Dream It Up" (featuring Laurie Berkner) opens the mind's door to wide possibilities, while "Real Girl" and "The Leader in Me" encourage kids to extend open-heartedness into empowerment. Willey's "happy, inspiring, and compassionate" voice (Creative Blog Mom) adds depth to songs like "Community" (inspired by her work with hurricane refugees from Puerto Rico) and "Roots." Every Voice takes Kira Willey's listeners beyond the inward-focus of her previous albums (which "help kids find their inner zen" according to Cool Mom Picks) into an expansive sense that we are all stronger together.
"This record represents a bit of a new direction for me, and I'm so excited about it," Willey says. "Social-emotional learning is critical for young kids, and I hope the themes in these songs of confidence, compassion and hope will inspire and empower kids to be their strong, capable selves."
Already, the album is receiving advance praise, including from Kenny Curtis of SiriusXM Satellite Radio: ?"Kira Willey brings a genuine affection and enthusiasm to her music that blends nicely with the mindfulness messaging in her songs. Her voice has all of the comfortable, soothing qualities that the material demands, but there's a strength and confidence underneath that supports every song."
Emmy-winning animator Maciek Albrecht (HBO, Sesame Street, Scholastic) has created videos for "The Leader in Me," and "Community," (to be released in June) and teen group Real Girls has made a video for the first single, "Real Girl." Willey plans concerts and events this summer and fall to celebrate the release of Every Voice. Visit Kirawilley.com for upcoming performances and other news.