Charlotte, NC based R&B/Soul Singer-Songwriter, Anitra Jay has just released her new album, "Crown & Glory," a 5-Song EP about natural hair.
This album is an extremely unique, never-been-done-before project undertaken to share music about natural hair. The songs - written, performed, and produced by Anitra Jay, cover topics about living life as a black woman with natural hair in this society. With songs like "Beautiful Mane," "It's a Way of Life," and "Who I Am," the album explores how beauty, confidence, and self-esteem can be associated with being natural, whether that is wearing one's hair naturally or anything else that exemplifies natural beauty.
The story behind the album starts when Anitra Jay was just a young girl. She was convinced that getting a relaxer and having long straight hair would make her look pretty and fit in with everybody else. As an adult she has learned that this concept couldn't be further from the truth. Beauty and confidence comes from within. One day she decided to cut off all her relaxed hair and grow it back naturally and has never looked back. Now she shares her story through song and prose in her latest album, "Crown & Glory."
About Anitra Jay
Anitra Jay is a R&B/Soul singer-songwriter based in Charlotte, NC. With roots in Jazz, Soul, and Gospel, the songstress showcases an energetic mix of head bopping grooves, spoken word, and musical story telling. Inspired by a range of artists from Bill Withers to Erykah Badu, her music brings a down-to-earth blend of neo-soul, poetry, and soul-catching melodies. Anitra was recently nominated for Best Singer-songwriter of 2013 with the Charlotte Music Awards and has recently released her third studio album, "Crown & Glory" - a concept project all about the beauty of Natural Hair.