“I get on the guitar and record,” said Afrobeats/Pop artist Janeliasoul about her song writing process. The Baltimore resident recently digitally released a new single “Things Will Get Better” for the purpose of uplifting spirits to inspire hope. “I actually wrote the song a long time ago. I was going through something. It is my higher self consoling the doubting self.”
Nigerian born, with American roots Janeliasoul also has a seven-piece band by the same name that infuses Soul and Jazz into an Afrobeats/Pop sound.
“I thought, there are people out there that felt the same,” Janeliasoul said about the new single. “So if it can touch one person then I’m satisfied.”
Janeliasoul is still riding on the success of her last album “I Am a Grown Woman,” a salute to Beyonce’s hit song “Grown Woman.” Her single from this project “Love-Hate” was accompanied by a music video which received over a million views on Youtube. Her debut was an EP titled “Self Affirmation Project,” which had a lead single “I Am Bold” that became a hit in the Afrobeats circle.
The singer/songwriter started in the music business while growing up in Nigeria. She learned traditional Yoruba-Folk, which led to her love of Soul and Jazz.
“I had a bunch of plans coming up this summer, but the negativity this pandemic brought about, a show just got cancelled and it’s in July,” she said frustratingly.
The panic provoked by the media and politicians concerning this new strain of an old virus started a domino effect on closures throughout the country.
“They cancelled everything through the summer,” she said about the company hosting the series of concerts she was booked for. “They are not sure how long its going to last because schools are closed for the rest of the year.”
The result for Janeliasoul is the release of the “Things Will Get Better” single. It is what gave her some comfort and she hopes the song will bring others comfort as well. www.JaneliaSoul.com
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENT: “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 21st year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles in November, 2020 and to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021. The ULMII event is a free conference offering an Entertainment Business Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services. Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information.