(Duplicated CD, Extended Play)
Wait a minute! A black, female vocalist, that sings Rock & Roll? What will the labels do? how will MTV's viewers receive her? Will BET support her? Do people still listen to music with their ears or with their eyes? Now that your own perceptions have been called into question, is it possible that you can listen without prejudice, but do discriminately? Is it good? Is it great? Does it move you? Can you feel it? Enter Kym Smith with definitive answers to all those important questions that, seemingly, our pop-saturated culture has forgotten to ask. A certain sound and stage is set within the first few bars of her music. There's drama behind the notes. Life in the lyrics, a story's being told. You're hooked. It's mature, aggressive, angry, passionate, tender, and compelling. A description of the perfect women, you want her, can't live without her, and wonder why she left you when the song ends. Kym's hot, and sings like a siren. Smith describes herself as a pure rock vocalist. "My music is targeting the mainstream; it's packed with meaningful thought provoking lyrics with hard hitting melodies that appeal to a wide range of audiences.' Equally at home with tats, Harleys, Marshall's set on 10, acoustic guitars, latte's, and Niche on the laptops, the life found in the music is the great communicator. It reveals itself more and more over repeated listening. Influenced by such bands as Kings X, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, Audio Slave, and The Black Crowes she brings forth a sound that is undeniably intense, soulful, and arresting. Kym has a big, powerful, commanding voice that has been compared to many reigning divas of the music world. Some make the comparisons to legends Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Chaka Chan and Gladys Knight. The connections are not hard to hear, but Kym is a fully realized artist in her own right. She cut her teeth on the touring seen with the Black Crowes. Because of this experience she's toured with artist, such as Aerosmith, Lenny Kravizt, Oasis and many others. Smith strives to transcend the stereotype placed in front of her and I believe she's bringing it---Hard! Smith says what she has to say is real and from the soul and all instrumentation is played by real musicians not assembled in a soulless computer in someone's bedroom. If you miss the classic vocals of Ann Wilson and Tina Turner on top of rocking melodies and grooves like those of Soundgarden and Kings X all rapped in a sexy, provocative, female bow then you'll become a big fan of KYM SMITH.