A single from the yet-to-be-released-in-full album “Love” by Hamburg Township singer/songwriter Angela Predhomme of Hamburg Township has garnered media accolades from Celebrity Café, Nashville Music Guide, A&R Factory, The Indie Source, and more. The album is due out on Sept. 13, and the next single is due for release on Aug. 23.
You may have heard Predhomme’s soulful, laid-back music and not even known it. Her songs have been heard all over the world through music licensing for television. Her music has been placed on TV shows, in ads and films on various networks, including Lifetime’s “Dance Moms,” Hallmark’s “Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane,” ads for Fiat and ING Bank, NBC’s “The Voice,” Freeform’s “Switched at Birth,” and much more. Predhomme achieved these successes by uploading her songs into music libraries, where producers search for songs and buy the rights to use them.
Predhomme’s musical influences vary widely, from the Beatles and the Stones, to Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye, and Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Her new album, “Love,” is a melodic amalgamation of her favorite styles of music. Some of these songs have a soulful, laid-back groove, like “Hey Mr. Sunshine,” while others are catchy, light acoustic pop, like “Alive and Free.” There is a funky retro rock song (“Time for Change”) and a sparse piano ballad (“Falling Home”).
“Some people might think that some of these songs don’t belong on the same album, but I’d be bored out of my mind just doing one style or feel,” Predhomme said. “Having variety between the songs keeps it interesting to me.”
The next single from the album is “Sweet Delectable You,” a tribute to songs like the vintage ‘30s “Dream a Little Dream,” which Predhomme describes as a “sweet little piece of songwriting perfection.”
“‘Sweet Delectable You’ is basically vintage pop jazz,” she said. “I love the catchy melodies over jazzy chord changes. Lyrically, it’s just a nice little love song.”
The majority of Predhomme’s songs are uplifting and hopeful: “Most of my music is positive,” she said. “That’s not because I’m happy all the time; it’s because my complaining about this or that won’t contribute positively to anyone else’s day. If I can make someone feel a little bit better, even for just for a few minutes, then I’ve done my job. I want to remind anyone listening that there is light at the end of the tunnel, that they are worthy of love and respect, and that there is good in this world.”
Predhomme said she took a lot of risks with putting her thoughts and feelings into “Love.”
“I’m continually exploring who I am through my music, and who I am is not one-dimensional or static,” she said. “No one ever has a finish line, or truly settles in. Everyone is growing and changing. As an artist, I’ve accepted the fact that I’m never gonna please everybody, and that’s a bit of a relief, really. It’s freedom to just be myself and do what I love and say what I want, and let the cards fall where they may. What I have to offer is genuine. I’m happy with every single song on ‘Love.’”
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