Wednesday, March 05, 2008


The forthcoming album ‘Days Ahead’

Teressa’s remarkable voice has been trained and nurtured from a young age through her involvement in gospel choirs. This influence is prominent as the strength and soul of gospel is clearly reflected in her vocals. By the tender age of 16 she was touring in a prominent gospel choir and performing live across the Caribbean.

Sadly, after the tragic death of her mother Teressa was no longer able to continue her tireless touring regime. However, instead she channelled all her energy and grief into writing and recording her own material. It is these tracks that have come to make up Teressa’s debut album ‘Days Ahead’.

The opening to track on Day’s Ahead, ‘No More’, sees Teressa lay out her intentions; which although rooted in past pain, look to a brighter future and, in particular, new love. As well as including elements of her gospel heritage the album incorporates R ‘n’ B and electronica influences. The result is reminiscent of everyone from Jill Scott to Anastasia.

Teressa’s eclectic taste is noticeable throughout the album. Whilst the likes of ‘Sun Is Gonna Shine’ overflows with energetic horns and falsetto, ‘Sweet Little Lies’ has a ska-flavoured bounce and ‘Crazy Baby’, with it’s eye-catching video, returns to the classic R ‘n’ B sound but retains Teressa’s edge and individuality.

It might seem that the story ends there but with a great album being produced by a fine young talent this is surely only the beginning for Teressa Edwards.


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