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Alyssa Bernal Impresses With Debut Album, Let Me Know (Original)

From Alyssa: “Here’s a song i wrote that I think many can relate to! Kudos to Richard Tran for helping co-write this tune.”

Alyssa Bernal – Let Me Know (Original)

After a day full of school classes and cheer practice, Alyssa Bernal would go home and upload videos of herself singing acoustic song covers to YouTube, eventually to be discovered by multi-talented hip hop artist, Pharrell Williams. Haven’t we heard this story enough from multiple different performers in the industry? Journey’s new front man, Arnel Pineda, Charice and Justin Bieber were all discovered in the same situation. But whether it was over MySpace or YouTube, Bernal is deserving of whatever fame she gets. If you’re searching for music with mediocre singing drowned out by a catchy dance beat, Bernal is not for you. An unexpected maturity and innocence is shown in her music which seems to be lacking in what we hear on the radio. Her voice is similar to Demi Lovato’s but her music follows the style of Colbie Caillat. Bernal was raised in San Antonio, TX with a drummer for a father, so music was in her blood.

“There are a lot of young singers out there who can carry a tune, but Alyssa is the real deal. She is a true musician with an incredible voice,” Williams said. After being spotted out by Williams, he tried getting a hold of her but it was harder than he’d thought it would be. After receiving so many responses from her worldwide viewers, Bernal overlooked the superstar and he had to result in contacting her school but even that didn’t work. She laughed at the memory, saying, “they didn’t know who Pharrell was! They just thought it was some shady guy trying to get a hold of me.” On her future album, there are many collaborations with award-winning artists such as KT Tunstall, Pharrell and Jason Wade of Lighthouse whom she sings “Hold Me Tight” with. The album will be titled In Love Again For The First Time. Bernal said that, “because it’s my first album, the songs are very naïve and personal. They are about long-distance love, missing home, and the tone is very easy-going.”

Currently available over iTunes is one single and her self titled EP. The EP contains her single “Cali, Cali, Cali”, “Hold Me Tight”, and “Easy.” Three breezy, feel-good songs that fittingly represent her talent. After hearing these songs and the covers that got her discovered, I can easily say that I’d see myself buying her album when it becomes accessible in stores. On her website, alyssabernal.com, she has a video of herself singing Bruno Mars’ newest hit “Grenade,” that will have you forgetting who originally sang it. All of her cover songs are available to watch on YouTube under her username, hchsknights08. “I’m really growing as a person and an artist,” says Alyssa. “I have a shy personality but when I’m performing., I calm down… I’m excited to tour and to interact with my fans. They’re always asking, ‘When are you going to come to London or Paris?’ and I can’t wait to do that for them,” Bernal said about her spot on Lifehouse’s Smoke & Mirrors tour.

*hsj.org

Alyssa Bernal – In Love Again For The First Time (2010)
Producers & Guests: Martin Terefe, Pharrell, KT Tunstall, Jason Wade…
Confirmed Tracks:
– Hey Love
– Never Woulda
– Cali, Cali, Cali
– Just In Time
– I Found You
– All I Need
– Here You Are
– Raincloud Gray feat. KT Tunstall
– One Of Us feat. Pharrell
– Stay
– Hold Me Tight feat. Jason Wade
– The Boy
– Let Me Know (Added New)

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