Long Beach, CA (PressExposure) May 16, 2014 -- The singer and songwriter known as Catherine Parks has released her debut R 'n' B single, "Young Girls." The track has been released on the Blue Chip City Records music label. Cool, blue, passionate and smooth, "Young Girls" will appeal to fans of jazz, blues and R 'n' B alike, and stands to place Catherine Parks beside some of the best singers in the scene overnight.
Catherine Parks cites only Lauren Hill and Michael Jackson as artistic influences, and while the clarity and precision of Parks' singing is reminiscent of Lauren Hill's, she has a sultry sound on "Young Girls" which would have fit well in jazz and blues clubs of the 1940s and '50s. Her measured cadence and breathless intonation give her a class and style which cannot be faked and is rare to find.
The themes of her first single are romantic in nature. "Young Boys say they love you - just for fun," one lyric runs.
Speaking of the themes of her song, Parks writes, "The song's positive message encourages 'Young Girls' everywhere to 'Keep on Believing,' and to wait for the right guy who will appreciate you. And above all -- believe in yourself because you are 'Good Enough.'"
Catherine Parks' official bio describes her as an American singer-songwriter based in Ohio. She has been writing songs since the age of 12. Her father's substance abuse problem forced her to move regularly, and she attended more than eight schools in Ohio. She credits this with giving her sound depth of character.
"Moving a lot allowed me the opportunity to meet all different types of people and live in more than one type of environment," she writes. "These real-life experiences have inspired some of the best lyrics I've ever written."
Parks has written songs for the pop, R 'n' B, alt-rock, and country music genres. Her debut EP album is scheduled for release soon in 2014.
"Young Girls" by Catherine Parks is available online worldwide. Get in early.
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