No More Entertainment Records is thrilled to announce the release of http://www.kandilee.com debut album, “Dirty Little Secret.” Multi-Grammy-Winning Producer with releases on every major label including MCA, Warner Bros., Atlantic, BMG, Columbia, A&M, Elektra as well as such labels as GRP, Hip-O, Sheffield, Concord, Bainbridge, Silver Eagle, Zebra, and more, Jeffrey Weber spent two years in the studio creating the storyboard of Kandi Lee’s life onto this record.
“God totally blessed me with the best producer in the world and I am incredibly grateful. I started this journey as one person and have been completely transformed into another person from the inside out. I reached down into the depths of my soul to draw out the rawest performance of my life to be felt through the heartbeat of my songs.” ~ Kandi Lee
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Kandi Lee is as fiery and fierce as the music projecting from her microphone. At the age of 18, she moved to “Music City” to take her music career more seriously. This marked the ground for her footprint in the industry and the magic milestone of becoming a mom. While this new responsibility was a gift, Kandi Lee knew she only had one opportunity to become the mother her child deserved. She put her recording dreams on hold and went on to create the One-Eleven Network, a personal and professional development coaching platform in Orange County, CA.
After Kandi Lee’s daughter was grown, her dream became a reality again when she took her talents back to the stage, and her voice caught the ear of widely recognized producer Jeffrey Weber. He heard her vocals and knew this was a voice as unique as the singer behind it. This mentorship inspired Jeffrey Weber and Kandi Lee to record “Dirty Little Secret.” Together with an enviable assemblage of mind-boggling award-winning musicians and vocalists who routinely work with top acts such as Prince, John Mellencamp, Justin Bieber, Josh Groban, Ariana Grande and more, its talents include Michael Bland and Kenny Aronoff (drums), Rhonda Smith (bass), Tariqh Akoni (guitar), Troy Laureta, Dapo Torimiro (keyboards, piano and arrangements), Will Wheaton, Fred White, Alex Brown, Bridgette Bryant and Jason Morales (background vocals.). Its overall styling and vocals are reminiscent of Kandi Lee’s favorite heroines Aretha Franklin, Adele and Patsy Cline.
“For a producer like myself, the biggest challenge when working with an artist is instilling the desire, the commitment and the drive to put in the effort enabling the artist to perform above and beyond their expectations. In other words, to understand just what it takes to be an artist. Kandi had that heartfelt determination, that internal combustion when I first met her. She embraced every challenge and was determined to be the best version of herself that she could be. I felt she did just that, and I couldn’t be more pleased with this recording.” ~ Jeffrey Weber
Lee released the “Dirty Little Secret” single on Sexual Assault Awareness Day 2018, reinforcing a message near and dear to her now public journey. Standing as an anthem for social justice, each track plays an emotional part of her history, addressing inequality and misogynistic imprudence that was once cultural acceptance.
“Dirty Little Secret” TrackList:
1. Dirty Little Secret
2. That Was Yesterday
3. Take It All
4. No More
5. Rise Up
6. When Love Comes to Town
On the eve of Sat., June 9 in partnership with Wise Owl Media Group and Jade Umbrella, Kandi Lee, friends, family and industry supporters kicked off the official release of “Dirty Little Secret” album with an exclusive Listening Party held at the Windsor in downtown, LA. R&B Recording Artist Sean Gast, Gospel Recording Artist/Actress Raquel Herring, and Actor/Model Zander Holefield were rising stars in attendance. Sponsors included Aquahydrate Water, Bogarts Vodka, Bandero Tequila, ABK 1308 Brewery, Pocket Palette, Brode Electrolyte Vitamins, iCloth Cleaning Products, Walk By Faith Socks, Old Style Fudge, Horror Escapes LA, Sylk, and The Art of Liquor Lights by Luminary Artist Vincent Sandoval III.
Kandi Lee’s plans include performance and auditioning contestants for her “Rise Up With Me” forthcoming television, talent show where she is creator/host in winter 2018. The album is now available for sale on Amazon, in over 150 eRetailers across the country, and on Kandi Lee’s website.
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