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The Life you Wanted

by Sonya Lorelle

Sophisticated piano driven tunes with blues and jazz flavors
Genre: Blues: Jazzy Blues
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1. Lost So Long
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2. Be the One
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3. I'm OK
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4. Close Enough
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5. Crush
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6. Kiss Me Tonight
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7. Go On With Your LIfe
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8. Gettin' OUt of HEre
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9. The Life You Wanted
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10. Make Love Forever
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11. Limbo
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12. Bedtime Story
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Awards

2nd Place Enormous Records Songwriting Contest 1999
Honor Award 2002 Great American Songwriting Competition
Finalist 2005 Plowshares Songwriting Contest
Honorable Mention 2005 songprize.com International Songwriting Contest

Sonya Lorelle's title track on her first album was coined by a stranger at a gas station who noticed her filling up her truck with a U-Haul attached. After she confirmed that she was indeed moving "by herself," he said in an impressed tone, "oh?! An 'Independent Woman'!" She soulfully delivers this debut collection of bluesy songs in an acoustic project that is raw and organic with just her golden voice and piano to back it up. Lorelle soon decided to take her style, described to be an upbeat version of Norah Jones and Carol King, on the road. She gave up her career as a counselor and lease on her apartment, priced her belongings, and began touring nationally and abroad.

During these travels alone she began writing a second set of songs to appear on her sophomore CD, "The Life You Wanted." Highlights include "Lost So Long" a light basso nova song inspired by her experience of being lost on the streets of Paris and Dublin. "Kiss Me Tonight" is a flirty jazz number about an impending first kiss. She takes her strong woman themes present in "Independent Woman" further into this new project. In one song, she tells a failed love to 'Go On With Your Life" and in "Bed Time Story, " she celebrates all that a woman has to offer by opening, "I'm a bedtime story and I'll rock you to sleep. I'm a buried treasure, a secret you keep."

Sonya received her first jazz education in high school where she alternated as the lead alto sax and the vocalist for the jazz band. She continued her training at Southwest Missouri State University where she received a minor in music, while performing in different groups, as the pianist in the jazz band and as an alto in the madrigal choir. After her undergraduate work, she completed a Masters Degree in Counseling. From this solid foundation in music theory and insight gained into the human psyche, Sonya is able to write the meaningful lyrics and develop the colorful melodies and harmonies heard on "The Life You Wanted."

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K. Angelon

Amazing! Mesmerizing voice.
I listen to this CD everyday. Walk through the streets singing the songs. It's beautiful, catchy, sultry, romantic, fun, and soothing all in one CD. Sonya Lorelle's talent is immense and really shines in this CD.
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Marilyn Chana

These songs are great and you are awesome!
Sonya,
These songs are great! I have listened to the clips of the songs several times and the words have such depth. You are truly amazing!

Marilyn Chana
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Nicole Branchaw

What a phenominal voice!
Once you listen to it, you'll never want to stop!
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A. Patterson

Amazing!
Even better than Sonya's first CD, I can't shut this one off!!
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J. Cooper

Like a box of jewells ........
Like a box of jewells this beautifully expressive collection of songs shines with light and clarity. Open and heartfelt - a pleasure to experience.
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Kendall Inman

So Relaxing
She has a beautiful voice. My Dad first introduced me to this CD and this artist. She played at a local coffee house and they had the opportunity to hear her. I bought 4 CDs for Christmas presents. I love to put it on when I'm home cleaning or relaxing on the weekends..it puts me in a calm mellow mood. Thanks!!
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William Reedy

Sonya Lorelle at her best!
Sonya Lorelle does what she does best on her new release, "The Life You Wanted." The vibrance and warmth of her live performances translates well to tracks such as "Make Love Forever" and "Limbo." The vulnerability of "Kiss Me Tonight" is particularly inviting. This CD features Sonya Lorelle at the top of her game.
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Giles Galahad

Good Stuff!
Good stuff! (More sultry than bouncy, but still, good stuff!)
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