Dream in Pictures
Heather Park is not what you expected. She dreams in pictures. She sings with soul. Soul of a woman, eyes of a child, a voice that exudes warmth, and a tone that invokes you to keep listening. Her music has a lyrical intellect, with a soul that's pure hip-hop. Her velvety voice is laced with a soulful edge, her songs transcend genres and embodies a style all it's own. Amidst rich, moving harmonies and vocal arrangements, her songs explore aspects/angles of love and life in a voice of rare sincerity. Her sound is unique, drawing from the eclectic mix of her musical influences. A classically trained pianist, she grew up listening to everything from hip-hop, R&B, folk, pop, and even country music. There is no simple explanation for her soulful singing. 'I honestly don't know where it comes from. I wish I had an easy answer. It's just something that's always been inside of me. I don't know how to sing any other way.' She was introduced into the music scene in 2002, when she made a choice to pursue music over going to graduate school, much to the disapproval of her parents. While working at a deli in New York City, her demo caught the attention of the programming director of New York's Hot 97, and so began her musical career. Through a chance meeting, she met producer and songwriter Steve Francis (Stush Music) and an immediate creative connection was formed. 'It was a blessing to find someone who shared my vision and who allowed me the room to grow and find myself as an artist.' From their creative union, grew a project that was not unique to any one genre but drew from all of them. 'I realized a lot of my discomfort came from trying to fit in to external notions of what I should sound like, how I should sing. Now, I've stopped trying to comply and learned to just be.' With the release of her debut album Dream In Pictures, Heather has established herself within the industry. Her album is an eclectic blend of styles and captivating vocals. She's been featured in Jade Magazine, Asiance magazine, Asianmusicsource.com, and has performed on Imaginasian TV. 'It's a never-ending lesson, learning to love the skin you're in. I'm certainly no exception. The songs in Dream in Pictures are an honest reflection of my heart and mind. It's such indescribable bliss to be able to write and sing music that finally resonates with your soul. I hope they resonate with your soul, too.'