Tess Henley shares Paramount album, watch “Nothing More To Say”
PRAISE FOR Tess Henley
Paramount is out now, listen/buy it here.
Soulful songwriter, producer, and all-around artist Tess Henley today releases her Paramount album via. independent co. She also shares the video for her single “Nothing More To Say.” Listen to Paramount HERE.
On this record she collaborated with Jesse Boykins III (Calvin Harris, Steve Lacy), Naz (SuperDuperKyle, Smino), Wynne Bennett (Janelle Monae, Goldlink, Haim), Yakob (6lack, Lauv, Giveon), and composer Ari Balouzian (Some Kind of Heaven, Feels Good Man, Gabriels) to create a sonic picture of perspective. It’s a gorgeous mix of soul, RnB, and pop, with Henley’s intentional songwriting and absolute powerhouse voice at the center of it all.
Tess Henley is a master of her craft. Taking full ownership of her journey with authenticity as her fuel and fire. The singer, songwriter, and producer speaks from the divine feminine in a way that enriches the listener. These songs are for the heart, from the heart. With her main instrument, piano, as her spirit guide, she provides solace in a time of need like a breath of fresh air.
Paramount is a series of emotions captured on tape, showcasing the process of freeing oneself. The video for “Nothing More To Say” gives us a glimpse into some of those tiny moments between two people – the moments that help you learn how to live with each other, or to part ways; to find that freedom together or separately.
On the record, Henley shares, “Paramount came to be during a time in my life that was filled with extreme ups and downs. It felt like a pressure cooker period and I simply needed to write for my own sanity. In the moment, I wasn’t thinking conceptually at all. The music came together rather smoothly. The most challenging part by far was the life experience I went through to write the songs. As I made my way through the final emotional outpouring of songs, there was a noticeable connection between them.”
She continues, “Paramount started as the name of a song (on the album) with its own meaning inspired by the love my parents have exemplified in my life. Ultimately, the album really became all about the process of the breakthroughs and the breakdowns when going through change. The trials in life, love, and relationships. The never straight line of building the things of paramount importance – fighting for them, gaining them, losing them, redefining them, learning from them, loving them, etc. That is Paramount. Songs for the heart, from the heart…guided by self-discovery and self-love. Paramount is for healing.”
Tess Henley has been making music quite literally her entire life, beginning Suzuki classical piano training at age three, by age five she was able to dissect harmonies that even her mother, a singer by trade, found difficult. Since then, she’s won several national songwriting awards and honors, including Guitar Center’s Artist Discovery program. She has opened for acts like Earth, Wind & Fire, Jill Scott, Lianne La Havas, Anthony Hamilton, and more. She’s also already made her national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Her 2018 Better EP won features from Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, Ralph Lauren, HBO’s Insecure, Grey’s Anatomy, Google, Apple TV’s Mythic Quest, and more.
Music is the place where Tess Henley can most effortlessly communicate, and it translates gorgeously in her songs; music is for healing.
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