The following is a guest post from Halogen-!
Lisa Lavie's story is the epitome of a dream coming true. It did not always seem this way, though.
In 2007, Lavie created an account on YouTube, and uploaded video performances of her own originals. At the time, she had no idea what to expect when utilizing the site for her videos, posting any videos that she could outside of the studio (and even inside her own car!). In an effort to gain momentum, she communicated and responded to viewer comments at a prolific rate, leaving her in a wrist brace for a short period of time. To make matters worse, Lavie's furious pace of response on YouTube eventually got her account flagged as a bot, and was temporarily suspended. Thankfully, a large group of her viewers conceived an online petition, and her channel was reopened within a few days.
Lavie's RnB original "Angel" would then find itself on the front page of YouTube. Only weeks after her short account suspension, "Angel" would draw an immense amount of attention, doubling her subscriber count in a month and pushing the hit count on the video into seven figure territory. Her total view count on all of her videos multipled more than ten-fold, and she suddenly found herself to be the 34th most subscribed YouTube musician of all time. In 2008, after four years in the making, her debut album was released on iTunes, eventually finding its way to the #20 spot on iTunes pop chart, and #70 overall, all without promotion or a record label. How is that for hard work?
Lisa Lavie has sat as an independent artist, showcasing her work and encouraging music artists everywhere to shoot for their aspirations and dreams, regardless of how hard they might be. She has had the opportunity to perform around the world (with Yanni, on occasion), yet she keeps a level-head and realizes how important her talent really is. Despite the crammed nature of her schedule, she still communicates with her fans on a somewhat active level, encouraging them to keep in touch with her. And now, she appears on ThirdStyle with two singles from her debut album "Everything or Nothing".
I See You Staring is an upbeat pop/RnB song stepped by Saphira that delves into lyrics of seduction, desire, lust, and passion. Out of the two releases, this song carries a much faster pace, and accents a ton of instrumental features, like the heavy guitar that pops into the song and gives it that flare of attitude you would expect from a Pop/RnB hybrid mix. On the flip side, Falling For You is a ballad stepped by Halogen- that deals with the desperation, regret, and sadness of being unable to convey your love to someone you just wish you could hold, or have. Two very different songs come with two very different feels. I See You Staring can be played without any sort of prerequisites, however, you will need 10 StylePoints to purchase Falling For You.
Play I See You Staring and Falling For You on ThirdStyle!