Fresh off the heals of an impressive album release show at Los Angelesâ€™ famed Hotel CafÃ©, accomplished chanteuse Lindsey Ray has just unveiled â€˜GOODBYE FROM CALIFORNIAâ€™ (Out Now, LRay Records / Redeye Distribution), an upbeat and empowering full-length debut that is sure to place her at the forefront of the current crop of singer-songwriter talent. Mastered by veteran producers Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Dashboard Confessional) and Curt Schneider (Five For Fighting, Mitchell Musso), the album showcases an artful pairing of crisp, catchy melodies with pensive narratives, all beautifully sung with warm, endearing vocals comparable to Ingrid Michaelson or Sara Barielles. Featured tracks on â€˜GOODBYE FROM CALIFORNIAâ€™ include â€œBrand New Dayâ€ featuring Tim Myers (formerly of OneRepublic), â€œYou Make Me Happyâ€ and the infectious title track.
In November 2009, Ray released her debut effort â€˜Picture Perfectâ€™, a 6-track EP also produced by Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Dashboard Confessional, Gym Class Heroes). Over the course of her career, she has collaborated with leading songwriters such as Justin Gray (Joss Stone, Emma Bunton), Lindy Robbins (Nick Lachey, Backstreet Boys), and Shep Solomon (Kelly Clarkson, David Cook). Standing as a tangible validation to Ms. Rayâ€™s compelling talents, her music has been featured in numerous primetime television shows and national TV campaigns, including: CBSâ€™ The Ghost Whisperer, NBCâ€™s Chuck and Mercy, MTVâ€™s The Real World: Hollywood, and Lifetimeâ€™s original movie Sorority Wars, and a national Target TV ad campaign, prominently featuring the song â€œBrand New Dayâ€. Recently, Lindsey teamed up with Swedish producer K-One on the side project â€œSpinning Me Outâ€, a pop/dance track featured in Facebookâ€™s Nightclub City game, a license which has netted her nearly 36,000 fans within the first three weeks of the songâ€™s debut in this game.
Currently, Lindsey is heavily promoting â€˜GOODBYE FROM CALIFORNIAâ€™ with select performances scheduled along the West Coast. On September 22nd, she will return to The Hotel CafÃ©, sharing the bill with Bleu and Mike Viola. Ray plans to announce dates for her upcoming fall tour shortly.
LINDSEY RAY Tour Dates:
August 20 â€“ Santa Ana, CA @ The Gypsy Den Cafe
August 27 â€“ San Diego, CA @ Borderâ€™s Bookstore
September 22 â€“ Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel CafÃ© w/ Bleu & Mike Viola
â€˜GOODBYE FROM CALIFORNIAâ€™
Release: Now Available Everywhere â€“ CD & Digital Format
1. Goodbye From California
2. Brand New Day (with Tim Myers)
4. Anchor of Love
5. Monkey and the Tree
7. Weight of the World
8. Where I Belong
9. You Make Me Happy
10. The Honey and the Bee
11. Better Off