Hilary McRae, a 21-year-old singer / songwriter has just released her music video for single "Everyday (When Will You Be Mine?)", the first single taken from her album "Through These Walls". Labeled under Hear Music, a label launched by Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Music Group in 2007, the debut album will be released on April 15, 2008. It features a stunning mix of contemporary pop and old-school, horn-drenched R&B, all anchored by McRae's rich, soulful voice.
"Hilary has a great soulful sound and we are excited to play a significant role in the launch of what will be a long and successful career," said Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment who oversees Hear Music. "Hear Music has a strong belief in fostering the talent of quality musicians and we believe we've found a gem in this artist."
Despite of her own penned all the album's songs, McRae has collaborated with producer Zach Ziskin on the album whom she met when recorded her first demos as a 16-year-old. In addition, McRae enlisted the talents of Charlie Calello, who has arranged music for legends such as Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen, to put together the horn section on the album.
"I am so honored Hear Music is releasing this record," said McRae. "As an artist, I pour my heart out in every note I compose and sing. It is amazing to have the support of a label who works with that same passion."
McRae began writing songs during the two years she spent at Boston's prestigious Berklee School of Music, which had awarded her a scholarship to study songwriting after an audition during which she sang one of her originals and Don Henley's "Heart of the Matter." Additional song ideas came to her during the summer of 2006, while she toured Central and South America as the keyboardist and backing vocalist for Latin superstar Christian Castro. By the time she returned home to Boca Raton, Fla., where she lives with her father, Hilary possessed the material and the self-belief to take the next step.
Pre-order Hilary McRae debut album "Through These Walls" on Amazon and watch her "Everyday (When Will You Be Mine?)" video below.
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