The Girl from Nowhere

by Teisha Marie

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    The long-awaited sophomore album of Teisha Marie - The Girl from Nowhere + 1 unreleased track!

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about

The Girl from Nowhere...

It took 3 years to make this album. It took that long not because I had nothing to say, but because I had to fund this album with a music teacher's salary.

The Girl from Nowhere....

It started as a title inspired by the movie, Girl Interrupted. The title evolved when I thought about how I felt different throughout my life and when I decided to embrace my uniqueness. Picture it - A girl used to being around diversity gets thrown into a zone where everything is homogenized. Air Force brat! Then, I starting thinking about where I came from and how we sometimes struggle to find our purpose and place in this world. Nerdy tomboy was me! I still don't know all the reasons I was put on this Earth, but I know that music is a part of it. Musically, this album is a reflection of my ears and heart. Hip-hop, samba, classical, Go-Go, R&B, pop, rock, gospel, jazz, acapella - it's all woven into this album. I pretty much dig every genre but death metal! No offense to you, if that's your thing.....

I get song ideas from my own experiences, t.v./movies, people watching, cooking, books, washing clothes - yes, exciting, right?

There's...

- the guy (not a size 2 himself) who told me I was the biggest girl he ever dated...

- The robots I see at work who constantly complain but don't really try to change their situation....

- My disgust for the way women treat each other on "reality" shows

- My anthem for work zombies who want out

and so many other songs that I wrote to strengthen, heal and motivate myself and others.

I collaborated with some great artists and producers on this album - Deborah Bond, Frank Javois, AB The Pro, Kenny Wesley, Ama Live!, Robert "Snúhgie" Stocks, Antagonist, Barrington "Barry" Talbert, Ahmed Sirour, JIm B., Jamal Cherry, Anton Genius, Frank Javois and Melyon.

Oh, and some girl named Teisha Marie produced a few songs too.

This album is dedicated to Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010), Marlon Riggs (1957-1994), and my friend/fellow musician Derrick “D. Marq” Smith (1979-2012) . They did not ASK for permission to be , they just were and were life-changers for many people.

There's strength in our differences. If you feel alone, know that you're not.

It's been a beautiful experience making this music.
Take a listen. Share your story. Get to know The Girl from Nowhere.

credits

released June 25, 2013

The Girl From Nowhere (Intro) (T. McKie) TEMC Music (BMI) Produced by Teisha Marie | Keyboards/Synths/Violin: Teisha Marie | Voices – K. Ali-Coleman, T. McKie, K. Nelson)

Show and Tell (T. McKie /J. Cherry/C. Lecount) TEMC Music (BMI) / Jamal Maurice Cherry (ASCAP) / C. LeCount (BMI) | Produced by Jamal Cherry for JPalm Productions | Keyboard, Synths, Drum Programming: Jamal Cherry

At This Time (feat. Snúhgie) - (T. McKie/R. Stocks) TEMC Music (BMI)/Rhythmic Sounds (ASCAP) Recorded at Rhythmic Sounds Studio | Produced by Robert “Snúhgie” Stocks | Keyboard, Synths, Drum Programming: Robert “Snúhgie” Stocks | Bass: Jerel Abraham | Background Vocals: Teisha Marie, Robert “Snúhgie” Stocks

By Yaself (T.McKie, A. Gary) TEMC Music (BMI) Produced by antongenius for DrtyGnus productions | Keyboard, Synths, Drum Programming: Anton Genius

Enough (T. McKie, B. Talbert, D. Bond) TEMC Music(BMI)/ Soundtrek(ASCAP)/Souldjers of Zebulun Productions (ASCAP) Produced by Barrington “Barry “ Talbert | MUSICIANS – Keyboards/Synths/Live Drums: Barrington “Barry” Talbert Bass: Frank Javois, Guitar: Robbie McDonald, Tenor Saxophone: Kolai | Background Vocals - Teisha Marie, Ama Live!, Deborah Bond

Purpose (T. McKie, B. Talbert) TEMC Music (BMI)/ Soundtrek(ASCAP) Produced by Barrington “Barry “ Talbert | Hand Claps: Barrington “Barry” Talbert, Michael Wayne Robinson | MUSICIANS - Keyboards/Synths/ Live Drums: Barrington “Barry” Talbert, Bass: Frank Javois, Guitar: Robbie McDonald, Tenor Saxophone: Kolai | Rap: Teisha Marie

Strive (T.McKie, A. Sirour) TEMC Music (BMI)/Ahmed Sirour Publishing (ASCAP) Produced by Ahmed Sirour | Additional Production: Nicolas Laget | Keyboards, Synths, Drum Programming: Ahmed Sirour | Background Vocals - Teisha Marie, Kenny Wesley, Ahmed Sirour

Desire (The Hidden Places) - (T. McKie/A. Sirour) TEMC Music (BMI)/Ahmed Sirour Publishing (ASCAP) Produced by Ahmed Sirour

Fast Forward (Saturday) - (T. McKie/F. Javois) TEMC Music (BMI)/F. Javois (BMI) Produced by Frank Javois | MUSICIANS – Keyboard: Sean “Smiles” Miles, Guitar: Steve Walker, Bass: Frank Javois, Flute: Kolai | Wind Arrangement: Nicolas Laget

Don’t Explain (T. McKie) TEMC Music (BMI) Produced by Teisha Marie MUSICIANS - Keyboard: Marcus Emmanuel Burke, Auxiliary Keys: Teisha Marie, Live Drums/Drum Programming: Barrington “Barry” Talbert, Synth Bass: Frank Javois

Match My Words (T. McKie, A. Bilal) TEMC Music (BMI)/ ABTHEPRODUCER (BMI) Produced by AB the Producer Keyboard, Synths, Drum Programming: Aleem “AB the Producer” Bilal | MUSICIANS: Bass: Frank Javois, Tenor Saxophone: Kolai | Hand Claps: Teisha Marie, Frank Javois ☺

THE ONE (T. McKie) TEMC Music (BMI) Produced by Teisha Marie

Acknowledgement (T. McKie, C. LeCount) TEMC Music (BMI)/ Better Beat Bureau Productions (BMI) Produced by Chris "Antagonist" LeCount Piano, Synths, Drum Programming: Chris “Antagonist” LeCount |
Keyboard (Lead Solo)/Rap: Teisha Marie

Black Hole (T. McKie, Jim. B) TEMC Music (BMI)/ Jim B. (BMI) Produced by Jim. B. (Incredible Beats) | Keyboard, Synths, Drum Programming: Jim B. Incredible

W.Y.O.R. (T. McKie, B. Talbert, M. Smith) TEMC Music (BMI)/ Soundtrek (ASCAP) Produced by Barrington “Barry” Talbert | MUSICIANS - Keyboard/Synths/Live Drums: Barrington “Barry” Talbert, Bass: Frank Javois, Guitar: Robbie McDonald, Tenor Saxophone: Kolai

Lyrics/melodies/vocals created, arranged and produced (except where noted) by Teisha Marie

All tracks (except “At This Time”) recorded by Nicolas Laget at The Sweet Spot
Studio | All tracks: Mixed by Nicolas Laget - The Sweet Spot Studio - www.sweetspotstudio.com | Mastered by Andrew Souter, Galbanum Production Division at The Sweet Spot Studio, Annandale,VA, USA - www.galbanum.com

Website: www.teishamarie.com || Booking: seeteishamarie@gmail.com

Photography: Ajani Truth Photography
Hair: Creese IV Hair | Styling: Theo Wilhite | Makeup: Aisha Massac for IC Faces
Album Cover Concept – Teisha Marie
Album Art design – Shuhei Matsuyama - www.mijotéstrange.com

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Teisha Marie Washington, D.C.

This England-born, US-raised singer presents a new recipe for soulful sounds that has been hailed by music fans and critics around the globe. Her voice has been described by Soulbounce.com as "jazzy and seductive". The longstanding classic Soultrain.com calls her music "refreshingly honest." Eclectic. Intriguing. Delicious. Teisha Marie has Soul and Substance.
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Track Name: Desire (The Hidden Places)
Desire has taken us over/Movin' us closer/Let's make it last/Desire has taken us over/Movin' us closer/Don't move too fast
Track Name: Fast Forward (Saturday)
Fast-forward to the good life/You only get one chance/ to get it right/I'll make today/my way/Saturday/please come and stay
Track Name: Don't Explain
Your instability needs so clarity, so please...
Don't explain
You just carried me
Past my happily ever after
Track Name: THE ONE
I could look everywhere and never find anyone else there
Who's greater than you are?
You're the reason I've come so far
The love of the one
greater than anything
I've ever seen or done
The way you care for me
let's me know
There's no greater love than the one