Over the last two months, we’ve been hard at work to finalize, mix, master, press, and finally CELEBRATE THE RELEASE of our 2018 AYA Albums from YouthBuild Philadelphia, Kensington CAPA, and Olney Charter High. We are happy to say that all of this amazing new music is now available on SoundCloud – which you can check out using the link below.
What stood out to us most this year was the courage and creativity of students to explore styles and themes that we haven’t heard before. Students wrote about finding love and losing it, about feeling lost and about finding themselves, about the pressures that life brings and about their coping strategies. And they did it all with incredible levels of honesty, vulnerability, and of course, talent. From classic R&B to neo-soul, spoken word, alternative rock, and many songs that defied genre classification altogether, our students stepped up, stood powerfully, and simply put, they did their thing. We couldn’t be more proud of them or more grateful for all the support that made it possible. Check out some pictures from our Album Release Parties below, and of course, don’t forget to listen to the new music as well. Enjoy and much love!