If you saw the film ‘Notorious,’ you should recognize Antonique Smith, who played Faith Evans. Outside of her role in the film, Smith also played a lead character in the Broadway musical, Rent.
Now ready to conquer the music business, Antonique releases her debut single “Speechless.” On the track, she floats over a soft whimsical production that left room for her to display the range and tone of her voice. A sweet tickle leaving you “Speechless” as it hits the apex on the chorus. Smith sings “Don’t just what to say/I’m Just breathing.”
A music career for Antonique is not just a quick stop to make some cash. “Ever since I heard Whitney Houston’s voice as a little girl, I wanted to be a singer,” explains Smith.
Through Kickstarter, fans can invest in the album with a donation of their choice and join the creative process. “We are putting the power in the hands of the people. It’s not a label saying, ‘This is what people are going to like,'” stresses Antonique. “It’s the people saying, ‘We are going to get behind this.’ We’re going grassroots!”
Check out the teaser video for “Speechless below: