In this new entry in our ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ category, we want to introduce you to upcoming artist Music Carolyn and her brand new EP titled Choose Yourself.
Music Carolyn mixes jazz with gospel vocals, adding R&B vibes and soulful latin rhythms. A native of Houston, Texas, who calls Los Angeles home, she is classically-trained and has studied the arts community in Chicago. She brings a pure joy to her singing that is infectious. Having an affinity for the Hawaiian Islands, her music captures the beauty and power of nature, often comparing the five elements to themes of romance, self-love and relaxation. Her music can be described as R and chill, vacation soul and meditation jazz.
Music Carolyn is not only a recording artist but also a veteran music business professional. She is a voting member of the Recording Academy as well as the Television Academy and a member of the Guild of Music Supervisors. As founder of Music 4 Scenes, Music Carolyn provides music business consulting, music clearance, custom music and music supervision services.
As a background singer and ensemble vocalist, Music Carolyn has shared the stage, screen and studio with an eclectic group of artists in the jazz, classical, soul, gospel and pop world including Grammy winner Kathleen Battle, Grammy-nominated Lukas Graham, Oscar-nominated Alfre Woodard, as well as Grammy-nominated gospel singer Dayna Caddell and R&B Crooner Jon B. Fans may have also seen her singing a gospelized rendition of the national anthem at Dodger stadium, as well as performing at Jewish temples, colleges and Christian churches, alongside Dr. Diane White-Clayton with her gospel/classical fusion group BYTHAX Ensemble. Her debut album, Fireworks and Ocean Waves has garnered critical acclaim with Music Connection saying her music features, “Pleasant, melodious lead vocals and exceptional backup blends elevate these recordings by Music Carolyn, whose tunes and lyrics have a persistent positivity…”
Music Carolyn’s influences include Nancy Wilson, Amel Larrieux, Gregory Porter, Bobby McFerrin, Maxwell, Jill Scott, Kurt Elling, and Sade. Her foundation in classical, contemporary soul and sacred music, coupled with her love of nature and a good-vibes-only approach to melody and lyric creates a refreshing and soothing sound that has been called “angelic” by Chris Sampson of Joy Sounds Music.
Listen to the full EP below: