Alright, folks, listen up! We’ve got a real treat for you today, courtesy of the one and only Miss Freddye, Pittsburgh’s very own “Lady of the Blues.” She’s back with a bang, folks, and she’s bringing the power of faith, hope, and love right to your eardrums!
Now, let me set the stage for you. Miss Freddye, or as her friends call her, Freddye Stover, has teamed up with the incredible producer Bryan Cole to unleash her riveting voice on a track that will leave you begging for more. It’s called “Something To Believe In,” written by the one and only Frank Wildhorn. And let me tell you, this song hits you right in the feels.
Recorded in the heart of Pittsburgh, this track holds a special significance for Miss Freddye. It was released on a day that carries immense emotional weight for her – the anniversary of her mother’s passing. It’s a tribute, a gift to her loved ones who still feel the pain of that loss. She wants them to know that her mother is watching over them from above, that love will always prevail, wrapping them in its embrace.
From the very first note of “Something To Believe In,” you can hear the soul and passion that Miss Freddye pours into every word. She understands the heart and soul of this track, my friends. She connects with it on a level that will send shivers down your spine. And let me tell you, this lady knows her blues. She’s the epitome of Americana music, and she’s here to remind us of the power of unity, strength, and faith.
But that’s not all, folks. This song packs a punch, and it’s got some fierce guitar work that will leave you craving more. Miss Freddye’s voice is a force to be reckoned with, and she’s not afraid to use it to deliver a message of strength and resilience. She’s got this incredible ability to transport you to a higher level, to make you believe in something greater than yourself.
This track is just a taste of Miss Freddye’s immense talent. She’s been in the game for 25 years, folks, and she’s only getting better with time. She’s the frontwoman for not one, but two amazing bands – Miss Freddye’s Blues Band, where she brings the electric blues to life, and Miss Freddye’s Homecookin Band, where she serves up some acoustic blues, classic rock, and gospel goodness.
And let me tell you, Miss Freddye’s career has been nothing short of spectacular. She’s had chart-topping singles all around the world, and she’s been recognized for her incredible talent right here in her own beloved town. The Blues Foundation couldn’t ignore her brilliance, and they nominated her for not one, but two awards in 2018. She’s been hailed as the Best Blues Performer by the Pittsburgh City Paper in 2020.
So, my friends, I implore you to listen to Miss Freddye’s latest release, “Something To Believe In.” Let her powerful voice guide you through the darkness and remind you of the importance of music in our lives. Let her show you that we all need something to believe in, something greater than ourselves. Miss Freddye is the real deal, folks, and she’s here to stay.
Pittsburgh’s award-winning “Lady Of The Blues”, was influenced by the likes of Koko Taylor, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Big Mama Thornton, Bessie Smith, and “Big” Al Leavitt, under whose direction she has worked in BMW (Blues Music Works). Miss Freddye has played in, and founded, various groups, including Blue Faze, Miss Freddye’s Blues Band (electric blues) and Miss Freddye’s Homecookin Band.
Aside from her music, Miss Freddye has also been lauded for her dedication to charity work, as well as her sensibilities towards homeless veterans and domestic violence. Her latest single, “Wade In The Water” is from her forthcoming gospel album, scheduled for 2021 release.
This is a mature Miss Freddye bringing you a soulful approach to praise and worship. Miss Freddye is using a nuanced more classical bluesy vocal on this track. This gives listeners a sophisticated aspect of her vocal ability. She is a beast. The warmly understated production also stretches Miss Freddye’s vocal ability resulting in an all-round outstanding project.
You can’t go wrong with a woman that is highly anointed and ministers to your very soul. Her spirit is welcoming and a testament of a true love for God. When thinking of premiere female vocalists who’ve delivered timeless music that has ministered to lost souls, the name Miss Freddye certainly belongs on that list.
Miss Freddye’s vocal performance reaches to the core of the believer, as she expresses the need for God’s healing power and touch. The song is just so rich. “Wade In The Water” is an experience of pure worship as Miss Freddye effortlessly delivers the song with every lyric flowing clear and beautifully.
The song speaks to the believer who will recall the genuine praise and worship experienced when attending religious events and musicals. The surprising part is that the pure artistry will allow this song to be appreciated by just about anyone – believer or not. In its soaring melisma, Miss Freddye sends you first class, straight into God’s presence. She has a voice that instantly places you in the heavens.
Miss Freddye is such a blessed vocalist that could sing the telephone book and make you dance for joy. She has a beautiful tone and clear melodic riffs and turns. Miss Freddye’s voice is strong yet tender in the places where it needs to be. She is not one of those average singers whose diminutive vocals are often swallowed by the latest beat. Her voice is a no nonsense powerhouse, with so many mellifluous variants that will leave you in awe.
“Wade In The Water” is yet another centerpiece and showcase of Miss Freddye’s talents, and the stellar vocalist will no doubt continue to revel in the spotlight, due to its release, and that of her upcoming album.
Miss Freddye delivers a faithful, fiery sermon with the powerful “Wade In the Water”. Her voice offers a classic, commanding presence. A true force of nature her vocals have a majesty to them with the rest of the arrangement punctuating the power of her words. Best listened to with the maximum volume, the song has a physicality and intimacy to it. The bluesy gospel quality of it feels profound. Opting for a sense of timelessness the way it unfurls gives it a unique poignancy. Never overdoing things, by keeping things to the absolute essentials she crafts a loveliness to the narrative, one that touches the very soul.
Her voice introduces the piece which feels particularly apt. From there the rest of the arrangement comes into focus, yet the track remains fully centered on the sheer intensity of her voice. Sung with such urgency and pathos, it virtually soars into the sky with a spirited beauty about it. Throughout the piece a reverence emerges one that pays a great deal of respect. Layer upon layer of the sound comes into the mix further adding to the track’s sheer emotional heft. Piano alongside a gentle rhythm helps the thing move along, though the true star remains her impeccable delivery. By maintaining that intimate setting the piece works true wonders.
“Wade In the Water” shows off the undeniably gorgeous vocals of Miss Freddye as it has a strong focus and sense of purpose.
A great combination of catchy melodies and upfront energy.
September 2020 - Miss Freddye is a singer and songwriter who sets the bar higher in terms of excellent production and great, passionate performances that add so much personality to her songwriting. Her most recent rendition of Wade In The Water, is absolutely no exception. The song immediately strikes for its immediate and relatable sound. After a mellow intro, the track immediately jumps out of the speakers with an energetic approach and so much vibe to set the bar higher. The song is the perfect blend of gospel appeal and warm soul influences, going for a balanced tone that feels exciting, yet catchy and direct. Miss Freddye is onto something special here, and if Wade In The Water is any indication, we can definitely expect something great from the artist in the near future, and beyond.
I would definitely recommend listening to this release if you are a fan of artists such as Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson, Tasha Cobbs, and many others. This one will not let you down.
Find out more about Miss Freddye, and do not miss out on this amazing release, which is currently available on the web.
Freunde des Soul und des Blues und Liebhaber der Diven aufgepasst! Aus dem amerikanischen Pittsburgh kommt mit Miss Freddye DIE Lady des Blues auf euch zu! Mit ihrer gefühlvollen Ballade Something To Believe Inn, die mit leichten rockigen Arrangements geziert ist, zeigt diese Wahnsinns-Stimme, was sie drauf hat und bringt Gänsehaut pur in euer Wohnzimmer. Ihre musikalische Reise beginnt für Miss Freddye im Kirchenchor, wo sich ihr stimmliches Talent manifestiert. 2010 mit dem Album That Kinda Women solo durchgestartet und ihren Ruf im Jahr 2017 mit dem Album Lady Of The Blues gefestigt, ist die Künstlerin nun mit ihrer neuen Single Something To Believe In zurück und lässt alle Kritiker eiskalt abblitzen.
e Mit einem musikalisch starken Arrangement, in welches eine leichte Stilistik des Soft-Rock eingebettet ist, wird auf kompositorischer Eingängigkeit der fantastische Gesang von Miss Freddye transportiert, der schon an und für sich ins Staunen versetzt. Diese Frau singt mit einer Stimmgewalt, welche den Boden zum beben bringt. Inhaltlich geht es um Vertrauen und um den Glauben an das Gute. An Hoffnungen, die man nicht aufgeben sollte. Im Refrain setzt Miss Freddye dann noch eins drauf und obgleich der eingängigen und gut komponierten Instrumentalführung, erklingt ein Chor, welcher diese musikalische Diva des Soul begleitet. Miss Freddye ist hierbei nicht nur stimmlich ein Garant für herausragende Qualität, sondern liefert auch inhaltlich fantastisches Songmaterial, dessen lyrischer Inhalt gerade in schweren Zeiten, genau das richtige ist für seine Mitmenschen. Miss Freddye ist die Queen des Blues und das vollkommen zurecht! Auch die Produktion von Something To Believe In überzeugt und somit wird das Gesamtkonzept perfekt zum Publikum transportiert.
Fazit 10 von 10: Fantastischer Soul und Blues mit leichtem rockigen Einschlag. Freunde des Genres sind hier goldrichtig!
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