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Kirby: Loved By You

There’s something special about Kirby Lauryen. Born in Memphis, Tn and bred upon Missisippi soil, Kirby quickly found her niche in the sounds of Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, and Isaac Hayes. Like many Soul singers the stage often known, as the choir stand was her first encounter with glory. Yes, she’s been singing since the age of 10 and yes she hopes to one day be your vocalist of choice. But neither of these things differentiates her from the typical “soul singer,” So what’s so special about Kirby? Like religion, genres, language, & law words separate the genius from the average, the Christian from the Muslim, and law from opinion; and in this case the singer from singersongwriter. Kirby Lauryen is an artist, but most importantly, a storyteller. The Berklee College of Music self- declared graduate, traded her college dreams for broomsticks & minimum wage jobs and moved to Atlanta for a year to pursue bright lights, and a record deal; only to find light bills, and not-so friendly notes from collegebuddy Sallie Mae. “It was a struggle, I came back home with no record deal, a few connections and a lot of lessons. I realized I knew everything about dreams and nothing about life.”

Kirby: Loved By You

A pity party and wake up call later, doors began to open up for Miss Lauryen. She won Budweiser’s’ Battle for the Crown contest and opened up for Anthony Hamilton KEM and more. Soon after she was crowned Memphis’ Next Great Soul Singer by legendary radio station WDIA Memphis. She even gathered praise from Academy award winner Jennifer Hudson on her first YouTube cover video, “Where You At.” Currently embarking upon “A Song A Day” journey, where she writes a new song daily and posts via YouTube, Kirby Lauryen has branded her own unique sound. “It’s Soul meets country,” she says. “It’s Soultry. My goal is to make Soul Music cool again, 13 year olds & 17 year olds singing stories instead of fragments. I want to be heard at the baby shower, at your grandparents 50th anniversary, and on the radio! You can’t put a time or color on a good storyline, and that’s what I plan to deliver.”

Kirby: Loved By You

Mixed and Engineered by: Keith Parry

Kirby: Loved By You Lyrics:
Bless my soul, I’ve been alone too long
Somebody without someone
Is no one at all
And baby all these nights
I’ve struggled and fought my pride
Scared that someone your type couldn’t see pass my cry

‘Cause I’ve heard in Heaven ain’t easy to get to
Uh, closing now, it might be right next to you
Uh, for I’ve got to know
I got to feel how it feels
To be loved by you
Uh, I got to touch something real
Can I feel be loved by you

Jealousy is getting the best of me
Thinking of how you sleep without me
And I’m not at peace till you give me clarity
I need to hear and see
If I matter at all

‘Cause I’ve heard in Heaven ain’t easy to get to
Uh, closing now, it might be right next to you
Uh, for I’ve got to know
I got to feel how it feels
To be loved by you
Uh, I got to touch something real
Can I feel be loved by you
Uh, I got to feel it
(How it feels to be loved)
Uh, uh I got to feel it
(How it feels to be loved)
Now, I might not get another chance
(How it feels to be loved)
Cannot let it slip out of my hands
Oh, how does it feel to be loved by you?

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