Following a Premiere in Rhythms Magazine Australia for her previous single “What if I Die?”, singer-songwriter Lee Martin has returned with her second single in the lead up to her upcoming album Gypsy Soul, with the incredibly groovy "Finally Going My Way"!
Lee expresses the meaning behind "Finally Going My Way" as, "one of those unsent letters of the things you would like to say to someone, but you never send it. Life as a musician is so interesting, you are always surrounded by people and seemingly popular, but at the root level, it’s a lonely life. You sacrifice a lot of your personal life to pursue your dreams and often friends tend to disappear, but as with everything it is a give and take, with the good comes the bad and the choice is always yours."
"Additional Backing vocals recorded and arranged in South Africa add layers of stunning texture which grounds the album in Lee's African heritage whilst still paying homage to Southern US Layered harmonies in a Soul and even gospel style"
The album Gypsy Soul features:
Lee Martin - Vocals, Guitar, Chris Ward - Electric Guitar, Percussion,
Marika Hodgson - Bass, Forrest Thorp - Keyboards, Trumpet, Adam Tobeck - Drums, TeMatera Smith - Percussion.
Lelo Ramasimong - won a prestigious Naledi Award for playing Shug Avery in the South African production of The Colour Purple. Top 16 finalist on The Voice SA season 3.
Nonhlanhla Mduli - Became a lead singer at 16 in one of the most successful South African gospel outfits, Joyous Celebration. She has worked with international acts backing for Josh Groban, Usher and Alicia Keys.
Tracey-Lee Oliver - Finalist on three major reality show competitions, Project Fame, Afrikaans Idols, and The Voice SA Season 1. Nominated for multiple Musical Theatre performances most notably for playing Deena Jones in Dreamgirls.
RJ Benjamin is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, music producer, vocal coach, musical director, and voice-over artist from Johannesburg, South Africa.
All songs written by Lee Martin
Co-Produced by Chris Ward and TeMatera Smith
Recording engineer Brendan Zwaan
Mixed by TeMatera Smith
Recorded At RedRoom Studios
Backing Vocals recorded at Jazzworks Studios, Johannesburg. Produced by RJ Benjamin
Mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog Studio
Gypsy Soul is out Feb 📌 25th 2022 - AAARecords/ Border