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Feb 26

Feb 26

April’s song “Colors” is featured as NPR’s Song of the Day! Check it out!

April Smith: Sunny Energy, Stage-Friendly Sauciness

April Smith was born to be an entertainer. A native of the New Jersey shore —though her old-timey sensibility wouldn’t fit in too well on an MTV reality show — she radiates sunny energy and stage-ready sauciness. Her powerful, lustrous voice is the rare kind that stands out among a thousand pop stars. Just ask her fans: When Smith put out a request for funds, they readily coughed up $13,000 to cover the production of her album, Songs for a Sinking Ship.

“Colors” is the buoy that floats to the top of the record: It’s an up-tempo jaunt that illustrates one side of a long-distance relationship, not lamenting the isolation but instead looking fixedly to the future. Both a plea for the separation to end and a promise to remain steadfast, “Colors” is at least as much a ballad of heartfelt yearning as it is a stomp-and-swagger jam. It depicts seaborne loyalty that recalls Penelope’s long and faithful wait for Odysseus; Smith’s spunk convinces listeners that, also like Penelope, she’s not helpless, but rather the rock of the relationship. “Like a lighthouse guides a shipwrecked sailor safely from the sea,” she sings, “I’ll wear your colors till you come back home to me.”

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Well, my friends, the time has come and “Songs for a Sinking Ship” is finally available! You can order it from my store by clicking HERE or download it from iTunes by clicking HERE! We’re all really excited about the release so please tell all your friends…we appreciate you spreading the word!

I’d like to say thanks to you all for being so wonderfully supportive over the years! And a special thanks to my management, Kickstarter, and all the backers for making this album possible - WE DID IT!

For those of you in the New York area, please join us in celebration at the Album Premiere Show on March 10th at 6:30 PM at the Mercury Lounge in NYC.  We’re pulling out all of the stops so it certainly won’t be your average show. My friend, Henry Wolfe, is kicking off the night and you’re sure to love his music as much as we do!  Tickets are available HERE - See you there!

XO,
April

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