WHAT DO YOU SPEAK?
SINGER: SHAMEIA CRAWFORD
Singer Shameia Crawford explains the blessing and curse behind being very creative and artistic.
Who is Shameia Crawford? Some may simply classify her as a Soul or R&B artist but I believe the essence of her artistry is rooted much deeper. Shameia first displayed her talents to her local church congregation and by the age of 5, knew that she wanted to be a singer. By the age of 17, she released an independent album. In addition, to such a great accomplishment at a young age, she continued her pursuit of a musical career at Winston-Salem State University, earning a degree in music.
Like the soul singers of the past, her music combines elements of Gospel, R&B, and Jazz, but what keeps her unclassifiable is her personal technique of impelling the hearts of audiences with her voice. In 2014, she sang her way into the hearts of America on ABC’s Rising Star.
The first time When We Speak TV interviewed Shameia (back in 2015) about her music, her personality was as warm as her vocals. Her smile illuminated the room and she was completely humble, yet confident, in her musical abilities. Shortly into the conversation, we recognized her aspiration to capture the emotions of every audience that she stands in front of.
“I believe in my voice and I believe that I have something to offer that no one else does”, says Shameia.
Indeed, she has a special gift and it is considerably identifiable whether she is singing background vocals for legendary soul artists like Angie Stone, accompanying gospel singers like Vashawn Mitchell, or performing her original music.
Who is Shameia Crawford? That’s not as easy to answer as one may think. She’s not the simple answer but she is truly the correct answer. I believe that she possesses more than just an impressive sound. She is the determination of a sovereign sound, designed to free the soul of music.
Check out Shameia's Interview on When We Speak TV!
Check out Shameia's Performance on ABC's Rising Star!!!