R&B/Soul outfit Hil St. Soul returns with an all new album entitled âBlack Roseâ next month. Hil St. Soul, featuring singer Hilary Mwelwa and producer Victor Sawyer known for their unique blend of soul, hip hop and acoustic elements say that this effort showcases their natural growth and experiences since the last album. “Black Rose differs from other recordings in that there is a natural growth and progression in terms of the songwriting, production and subject matter. I’ve grown and evolved as a person since my last CD and I share some of what I have learned and experienced on this album,” Hilary says of the new album. Black Rose, the groupâs third stateside effort follows the critically acclaimed album SOULified which featured the top 20 hit singles âGoodbyeâ and âHey Boy,â the later of which became popularized as âBad Boy,â a reworked song in honor of radio personality Michael Baisden who is often referred to as âThe Bad Boy of Radio.â Led by singer Hilary Mwelwaâs trademark soul stirring, ultra smooth and hypnotic vocals along with her poetic and self-empowering lyrics and Victor Redwood Sawyer’s tight head-nodding tracks and infectious grooves Black Rose picks up where SOULified left off. On the sensuous jam “Gravity” Hil St. Soul dives deep into the allure of falling in love and speaks volumes in the track “Smile, “an uplifting anthem that is perfect for today’s fast paced and troubling times that encourages one to find happiness and their own personal oasis. An ethereal song about how the world has changed Hil St. Soul channels Stevie Wonder’s ‘Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday” asking the question “What happened to the world we knew?” on âSweetest Day.â Singer Hilary Mwelwa says âSweetest Day is really about remembering and romanticizing about my childhood when everything seemed much calmer and rosier. I feel the world these days seems a lot colder and I wouldn’t want to be a child growing up in this day and age.â “I hope that when people get to hear Black Rose they will find themselves immersed in my world. At the end of the day the experiences I write and sing about are universal. I ultimately hope that my music can uplift people and make them feel like they have gotten to know a little bit more about me as a person.” Hil St. Soulâs Black Rose hits online retailers and stores June 10th !
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