Title: Every Girl
Genre(s): Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Pop
Label: Roc Nation
Produced by: Shea Taylor, Reginald Perry, James Fauntleroy II, Greg Ogan and John Adams
Released: October 19, 2011
You Will Like This if You Like: Frank Ocean, Res, Teresa Jenee
We were so happy to discover this beautiful New York singer recently. While this EP may not be new, it was new to us! Bridget Kelly was signed to Roc Nation in 2010 and has been in the studio and doing select shows for a while and could be ready to blow any day now. Earlier this Fall, she performed at the legendary SOB’s and sang several songs from this EP as well as her new single Special Delivery.
Every Girl, released last year, is a suberb first record and showcases her skill as singer and ability to select songs that speak to her as a woman. We really enjoyed the production and arrangements on this record, which were mostly handled by Shea Taylor. The melodies are sweet in all the right places and the instrumentation nicely supports her mid-range vocal sensibilities. Is she the next Patti Labelle? No. But the reality is she is not trying to be. For the most part, she stays in her lane vocally. Overall, this EP combines several strong songs (some with a decidedly pop appeal), great visuals and tight grooves, all of which we LOVE!
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation has made some significant investments in this artists’ future. With songs by Frank Ocean (including the original version of his Grammy nominated Thinking Bout You), James Fauntleroy II, The Dream and Ne-Yo, Bridget Kelly is clearly in good hit making company and has all the requisite parts in place. Watch out World!
1. Thinking About Forever
2. Seek and Destroy
3. Every Girl
4. White Lies
5. In the Morning
6. My Heart
7. Love You After All
8. Stranger to Love
Favorite Tracks: Thinking About Forever, Every Girl, Love You After All, Stranger to Love
Read more about Bridget Kelly below:
Bridget Kelly (born April 8, 1986) is a pop/R&B singer and songwriter from New York City.
She is a graduate from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan. She is signed to Roc Nation. Kelly has regularly filled in for Alicia Keys when performing the song Empire State of Mind with Jay-Z, including performances on the Friday Night with Jonathan Ross as well as Later…with Jools Holland show, the Coldplay Viva la Vida tour, and the 9/11 memorial service. Kelly also performed with Jay Z during a performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2009. She Performed at Coachella Arts & Festival with Jay-Z during Empire State of Mind, as well as Bonnaroo Music Festival in summer 2010. Kelly also performed Empire State of Mind with Jay-Z on Saturday Night Live on May 8, 2010, as well as Rock am Ring on June 4 and T in the Park on June 12, 2010. She subsequently performed with Jay-Z during “Empire State of Mind” at Peace & Love in Borlänge, Sweden. Also at Summer Sonic 2010 in Chiba, Japan in August 2010 at Chiba Marine Stadium. Also at Yankee Stadium, September 13, 2010.
Kelly made her first magazine cover appearance in the September 2010 issue of Honey Magazine. In the interview to go along with the cover shoot, she describes her music as a fusion of R&B, soul and rock with influences coming from Alicia Keys, Alanis Morissette and Pink.
In late July, Roc Nation stated on the official site that Kelly is closing her album up and the first single will be the Frank Ocean-penned “Thinking About Forever”. An acoustic video of her debut single “Thinking About Forever.” was released in August 2011.
Producers such as Frank Ocean, The-Dream, Ne-Yo, James Fauntleroy II, Ryan Leslie, and Shea Taylor have worked on the up and coming album. Prior to the albums release, Bridget put out the digital EP ‘Every Girl’ on October 19, 2011.
In August 2012, Her new single Special Delivery was released to Urban radio stations.