September 25, 2013, 12:59 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The chanteuse known as Melissa Otero has released her latest LP record album, “Angels and Demons” to critical and fan acclaim both at home and abroad. The album is comprised of eleven original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes. It has been released on the same Divine Spell Music Group record label that was founded by Otero herself in 2002, and which published her debut LP record, “My Spirit,” in 2008. “Angels and Demons” is the long-awaited second full-length record from Otero since “My Spirit.”
Otero cites as main musical influences artists with a big, epic sound and soaring vocals, such as Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay, Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan, and One Republic. Intuitively, Otero's own style fits with these legends of the stage as well. Her hit video for the title track of her new album, “Angels and Demons,” showcases her as a powerful female vocalist with equal parts femininity and passion. Her themes are often personal, always stirring, and dealt with in a poetic, flowing style of phrasing.
Speaking of the meanings and interpretations of “Angels and Demons,” Otero writes, “The title track speaks of inner struggles, and the entire album is comprised of the different emotions we go through as we live. The album took four years to create, thus making it four years of emotional ups and downs in my life. From my angels (happier tunes) to my demons (darker, sadder tunes), I want the listener to find music in my album that describes how they feel at any given moment.”
Suitably, her record encompasses the broad range and scope of these feelings, and her vocal delivery is palpably genuine and sympathetic.
Having been born in New Jersey and raised in Puerto Rico, Otero pays homage to her dual heritage by singing both in Spanish and in English. Her first single, “My First Everything” rose to #1 for two consecutive weeks on Hot 96FM in Portland, Oregon. She released a Spanish version of the song, “Mi Primer Amor,” on her first EP, which garnered over 500 downloads in it's first few weeks in Columbia.
Her debut LP, “My Spirit” received massive radio airplay in Western Europe, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US. She has since toured the US, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
She is one of the first independent artists to release an official music video on VEVO, and it has been viewed a many thousands of times. Her “Angels and Demons” single was released on the Rock Band® Network as the 4,001st song on their roster. It was also featured on the Lifetime reality show, “Dance Moms,” where it was featured on their third season premier with 2.8 million viewers, the show's highest rating to date. It was most recently featured in Denver, Colorado's In10City Dance Competition.
“Angels and Demons” by Melissa Otero is available online worldwide beginning 24 September 2013.
Staff Press Release Writer
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