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Singer, songwriter, musician, Free’ is a talented performing artist from Fuquay Varina, NC, with a passion for soul, pop, and R&B. Born Tishia LeaAnn Johnson, she discovered her love for music in the church, when at the tender age of 8 she sang her first solo to acclaim. Free’ recently joined up with rapper and music executive, Katrell The Phenomenal, in a smoothly explosive collaboration on the track “Darlin”. The beat production is done by DoomGotBeats, while the Recording & Engineering was executed by Emmy Award Winner, Ted Etheridge, at Music Box Studio, in North Carolina.

This is the kind of music where you sit back and sip on a nice glass of wine, and just let the music take you away. Prior to this single, I felt that the state of music, especially R&B/hip-hop, was so abysmal that I had hesitated to purchase new works of this blend of music for several years. Now finally, R&B/hip-hop that was intelligent and adult and deviated from the standard of juvenile, was in my media player with “Darlin”.

This track is like listening to the best in soul, R&B, and rap at the same time. It’s a true musical treasure. Every lyric sounds as if it was written with the care of a poem, and Free’s voice is truly mesmerizing. Ms. Free’ simply has her own style and flavor.

Free has that infectious vibe and atmosphere. You can immerse yourself in her music and just relax and let go while being enlightened to what she is expressing through her intimate thoughts. Free’ owns a strong vocal instrument and her honey molasses voice will coat all your senses.

“Darlin” is smooth, and symbolizes the beauty of love. Here you have the passion and melodrama of a romantic adventure as told from both sides, as Katrell The Phenomenal brings his confident and comfortable flow to the table.  KAP is a prolific musician and rapper.

KAP is in a class by himself. His rhymes speak to the heart of every matter he affronts, and it’s no different on “Darlin”. Together with Free’, the two artists show that they know how to express music that’s made to touch the heart, spirit, and soul.

Free’ and Katrell The Phenomenal are subdued, but loud. Implicit, yet bombastic; calm, collected, but cool…and they know it. When you throw it all together, all of these factors make for a radiating release that not only hints at the artists’ true genius, but lets it shine all throughout.

The underground scene is where the real artists are, and Free’ along with Katrell The Phenomenal will have you turning your radio dial to the far left of mainstream. Find out more about these talented recording artists, and do not miss out on “Darlin” which is now available online on various streaming platforms and digital stores through TruBrilliance Entertainment LLC.



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