Today’s Burning Up feature is all about giving second chances. Priscilla Renea previously released her debut solo album, ‘Jukebox’, in 2009 but it was a commercial failure. However, the talented singer-songwriter has not given up hope and she is gearing up for a return to the spotlight.
Priscilla has written songs for a host of artists, including Madonna (‘Gang Bang’), Rihanna (‘Watch n’ Learn’) and Mary J. Blige (‘Don’t Mind’), and earned quite a reputation as one of the industry’s brightest young talents. Also featured on Priscilla’s roster of hits is Rihanna’s ‘California King Bed’, which she performed at the 2012 ASCAP Create Music EXPO. Watch her rendition of the tune below:
The irony that surrounds Priscilla is that she sounds like a vocally talented version of Rihanna. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, if Rihanna could belt without nasality, stay on key and had more musical skill, she would sound like Priscilla.
However, the similarity between Priscilla and Rihanna may work against the former because her peer is one of the dominant forces in Pop music today. She does have a chance, however, if she crafts music with the one thing that Rihanna lacks: depth.
Could you imagine a Rihanna album with actual substance and meaning instead of a flurry of catchy hits geared toward Top 40/Mainstream radio? Priscilla may not be a Billboard Hot 100 smash seller like Rihanna but she could actually sell albums if she targets the right audience.