Shanice’s new album, Every Woman Dreams was released today, February 21, 2006 and is available in record stores throughout the country.
February 23, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsFebruary 23, 2006 - Shanice is no longer the innocent 18 year old that stole our hearts with the wildly addictive “I Love Your Smile,” she brings a more adult flavor to this new set of sexy songs. “Every Woman Dreams” also serves as the first single and tells the story of a woman who has been through hardships with past relationships but now touts the confidence to demand the kinds of things from a man that her heart truly desires.
Shanice’s new album, Every Woman Dreams was released today, February 21, 2006 and is available in record stores throughout the country. It’s always been about soul for Shanice, whose five-octave range has enchanted audiences and fans since childhood. It’s good to know that she is back on the music scene after a 5-year hiatus, over which she did a lot of writing and performing. Her new album, “Every Woman Dreams,” encapsulates the spirit of the whole project.
“Every Woman Dreams is based one hundred percent on my life experience”, Shanice explains “Sometimes in life we get a little insecure, not only with our relationship with a man, but in general, life. I want women to stop settling and to start feeling good about themselves — Lovin’ ourselves.” Shanice soulfully brings it home vocally on this song and eerily evokes the spirit of soul and blues diva Betty Wright. For fans longing for her return, she will delightfully satisfy their hunger, her voice having gotten even tastier with time.
Shanice is managed by Vida Nash, president of RHM Management (Record Hit Makers, LLC) and with her own label Imajah Records, Shanice has a joint-venture with Play:Tyme Entertainment headed by Richard Nash, CEO and Mike Kelly, President, and is no longer shackled by the constraints of a major record company. She is now able to soar to new heights music and all. “She’s free from the record company; and free as a woman. She just feels free in so many ways,” she exclaims happily when asked about being an independent artist.
Now the mother of two children and happily married to comedian Flex Alexander who currently stars on the UPN network show “One on One,” and who also co-wrote “Take Care of You” and “Things In The Movies,” Shanice has come full circle. She admits that her songwriting is meatier now that she has experienced marriage and motherhood. She also makes clear that in the past she always had a big hand in writing the material on her albums and has always produced her own vocals, but now she is actually being credited for her efforts. It’s been a long journey for the international soul virtuoso.
Having been in the music business since she was 11 years old, Shanice started her career by taking the top prize on the world-renowned show, Star Search. She also appeared on the Kids Incorporated, recorded 4 albums, was nominated for a Grammy and starred on Broadway in Les Miserables as well as making countless guest appearances on television.
With all of the work she has put in, she still has an undeniable passion for music. “Every Woman Dreams” benefits greatly from all of Shanice’s experience. With songs like “So Free,” “Keep it to Yourself,” “Crazy 4 U,” “Take Care of You” and “Chocolate,” which features the highly regarded Grammy nominated violinist Regina Carter, we are invited on a grown & sexy lyrical journey.
Working with her this time around is an eclectic mix of writers, producers and a poet that includes the producing team PMG (Tony “T-Nyse” Minter, Richard “Ruk” Garcia, and Dominique “Domzino” Rodriguez) who along with Shanice co-produced “Every Woman Dreams,” “Keep It To Yourself,” “Take Care of You” and “Get Up. “They’re the next hot producing team and I’m very excited to have worked with them,” explains Shanice. Bud’da of Bout Bud’da Music lends a hand with “Things In The Movies”, Mike City of Mike City Productions gives up a great steppers record with “That’s Why I Love You” and super producer Jamie Jaz, who has worked with musical wunderkind Rahsaan Patterson contributed to six of the twelve tracks that are incredible.
All in all, there are 13 tracks on the disc and the music ranges from funky, up-tempo grooves that feed the sexual palate to the beautiful full-bodied ballads that Shanice is famous for “Forever Like a Rose” is a song that Shanice says that at first listen could be interpreted as being a “sad love song” but it’s actually a touching and emotional dedication to her father of whom she was separated from for a time as a child.
“Shanice is a phenomenal artist that must be reckoned with and Play:Tyme Entertainment is honored to establish a joint-venture with such a talent. She has found her niche in the music industry and is ready to soar to new recording heights.
World, get ready because Shanice’s “Every Woman Dreams’ is blazing with smash hit records and her fans will be very delighted to have her back on the music industry scene.” Captured on this recording is the spirit and essence of a woman that has refused to play by the rules of the game and instead has decided to make her own. The result is a seamless musical endeavor that will endear her die-hard fans to her while attracting a new crop of music lovers who appreciate pure, raw vocal ability, of which Shanice has been enormously blessed. Shanice’s new album, Every Woman Dreams was released today, February 21, 2006 and is available in record stores throughout the country.