Nominated for AAA Single of the Year – 19th Annual LA Music Awards “Rich in the Soul”
Recipient for AAA Album of the Year – 19th Annual LA Music Awards
A native New Yorker born in the Bronxâ€Ś Susan prides herself on keeping her music rhythmic and real.
She has been creating music for more than 25 years and couldnâ€™t imagine her life without it.
With a solid and unique guitar style, (never using a guitar pick!), Susan sings from the heart with a rich, soulful voice and guarantees to move you.
Her ability to write songs with deep meaning while defying any particular genre allows her to reach audiences with an unusually broad appeal.
A Personal Note:
Music has been such a powerful instrument in my life.
It transcends all barriers… it is open to perception.
As I continue to walk through life, coupling grace with effort,
I would like to know that in some small way;
I have contributed a few positive moments…
through music, a sense of humor and… a heart full of love!
Full of heart, rich in rhythm, Susan Laurenzi’s songs defy generalization but span folk, rock, and jazzy beats. They get their groove on with syncopated beats, catchy rhythms and energetic stylings. “Rich in the Soul,” her new CD, is that and more. Laurenzi projects raw emotion and tough passion in her singing. Intense yet vulnerable at the same time, she reveals the depths of her soul in performing. Her voice and sound are strong, focused, pin-point on roiling emotion and dark places.
Her songs reflect that need, revealing the hurting woman searching for love, obsessing over lovers, but through with game-playing, manipulative partners. The title track, “Rich in the Soul,” features island rhythms – Congos, syncopation – that grabs attention with its hypnotic beat.
“The Game,” offbeat and off guard, starts gently but drives to a strong conclusion. A tough, forceful song, “Betrayed” reveals her reeling and dazed, hurt but moving on. “Such a Love” begins as confession, remembering sweet times with hesitation and pause. “Do You Mind,” one of the toughest tracks on the CD, demands respect and action from her partner, taking no prisoners in getting her needs met.
Laurenzi’s songs are simply adorned, featuring strong guitar work by her and excellent, understated work by her band. They possess a dynamic vibe that blends stillness with power. They bring melancholic atmosphere and counterpoint to the melodies. Strong yet proudly vulnerable, Laurenzi reveals deep personal feeling in an honest, straight way.