'love moves you forward and fear sits you down' An engaging songwriter with truly remarkable vocal gifts, Susan's new 13 song collection is an eclectic mix of styles and ideas. In her own words Susan says, 'the thread of Naked Heart is about the discovery, the journey... becoming conscious. I want to become more aware of the God in every living thing.' The undeniable opening of 'One' sets the tone of things to come... this album moves! From the hypnotic bass line of 'Elijah', the soulful vocal of 'Everytime', to the inspiring anthem 'River of Hope' and the enigmatic lyrics of 'Red Road' there is most definitely a journey to be made. This Long Beach native's debut CD, 'Human Factor' in 1991, received airplay on over 250 stations nationwide and as a result, saw Susan tour with artists Graham Nash, Etta James, David Wilcox, Cassandra Wilson and Grant Geissman. Pursuing passion in music is SUSAN J. PAUL. Vibrant instincts as a creative artist are reflected in each of her four critically acclaimed releases' 'Human Factor' (1991), 'Naked Heart' (1997), 'We Will Remember'(2002), and 'Big Love' (2004). Here in her music, Susan blends soulful vocals with jazz, rock, and blues. Ralph Stewart, long-time Music Director at KTWV (94.7, The Wave) puts it best when he says," The most exciting part of this business is the hope of running across an occasional Susan J. Paul in your career.' This immediate acceptance in the industry allowed Susan's first album 'Human Factor' to rise to number seven on the Adult Contemporary Charts right behind Sting's 'Soul Cages', receiving airplay on over 210 radio stations nationwide. Jim Ladd, disc jockey and author, describes Susan as 'a tremendous talent.' He often plays cuts from her albums on his show (KLOS 95.5). This ability to bridge the gap between jazz and rock has allowed her to tour with David Wilcox, and Graham Nash. 'Her infectious voice,' as Jonathan Widran (Music Connection Magazine) describes it, has lent itself to the 'Simply The Best' Toyota commercial, and song credits for the movie 'Wild Grizzly'. Although the past few years have been shrouded by a diagnosis, a treatment, and a triumph over cancer, Susan's creative force has never been stronger. This victory is expressed in song on her new CD 'Big Love'. 'My songs have always been about my journey, my unraveling. Every song feels like the first.'