Cecily describes her sound as Minnie Riperton meets Teedra Moses, and we couldn't agree more. The Washington, DC-based singer-songwriter releases her self-titled debut EP, a blend of Old School, R&B, Folk, and Jazz that's welcoming to the ears.
Packed with five songs and a bonus track (A cover of Mary J. Blige's "Everything" by way of The Stylistics' "You Are Everything"), Cecily delivers a body of work that's soothing and nostalgic.
According to Cecily, this project was "inspired by the journey of love: Losing the person you thought was the one, feeling the excitement of a new crush, being afraid of vulnerability, taking a chance for something real, and hopefully, finding your one true love."
She explains: "I don’t write songs that put people down, or devalue people, or brag about all the things I have that you don’t have. That’s just not me. I want to lift people up, help them find self-love."
Well, here's to lifting you up Cecily, you are alright in our playlist.