20-04-16

Midwest Record review “Walk With Me”

JENNIFER SARAN/Walk With Me: Produced by Michael Walden, who called in a bunch of first call pals who aren’t necessarily the usual suspects, the American vocalist living in Hong Kong gives the locals something to keep them cheering for her. Sophisticated adult pop, if Saran was working here, this set would be in the car with every soccer mom out there. Perhaps this is a pioneering set in a new genre we’ll dub Oprah Music since it elegantly hits on all the themes Oprah has up her sleeve.

www.midwestrecord.com

05-04-16

Jennifer Saran Announces Album “Walk With Me”

Alt-pop artist Jennifer Saran to release her Narada Michael Walden-produced album “Walk With Me” worldwide on April 29th 2016 on Tarpan Records

For Immediate Release – Jennifer Saran is a North American alt-pop/adult contemporary artist, songwriter and vocalist based in Hong Kong. Her new full-length album Walk With Me was recorded and produced entirely at Tarpan Studios in San Rafael, California, by legendary producer Narada Michael Walden (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Sting). Narada’s music and Jennifer’s lyrics and vocals combine to create a soulful, heartfelt record that is sure to captivate a worldwide audience.

Featuring an expansive 18 tracks, Walk With Me is a contemporary mix of brand new originals penned by Jennifer and Narada revolving around the central themes of love, family and positivity. Musically, the album spans a range of genres from ballads to up-tempo grooves, while also including some R&B and gospel influences.

Narada enlisted some amazing musicians and performers for his band on Walk With Me including: Frank Martin (Sting, Angela Bofil, John Handy Band, Tuck & Patti, Jose’ Neto, Airto & Flora, & Trudie’s Rainforest Band) on Keyboards, Angeline Saris (Ernest Ranglin, Zepparella) on Bass and Vocals, Matthew Charles Heulitt (Zigaboo Modaliste) and Jose’ Neto on Guitars. Additional Backing Vocals on this album include vocalists Naté Soul Sanger, Deedee Simon, Lynn Asher, and Cornell Carter. All of the strings were arranged and conducted by Minna Choi of Magik*Magik Orchestra.

The first single from her upcoming album Walk With Me is “Rise Up Time,” released digitally in February and picking up radio play on dozens of stations.

An original animated music video for Rise Up Time was created by Warner Brothers animator Jojo Ramos. Jennifer’s original concept was brought to life in a wonderful creation geared toward both children and adults alike. The video has been very well received, with combined views of over 10,000 across various platforms so far.

For Music Samples or to order Rise Up Time visit: https://tarpanrecords.bandcamp.com/track/rise-up-time

To purchase Rise Up Time on iTunes please visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rise-up-time-single/id1080453262

To view the video for Rise Up Time, please check out Jennifer’s YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/FSi2C6e-KUo

Check out Jennifer’s website for more information: http://jennifersaran.com

For more information on Tarpan Records or any of its releases check out: www.tarpanrecords.com

Interview Requests contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR at glassonyonpr@gmail.com or 828-350-8158

Live Performance Bookings and Management contact Dave Ferguson at The Record Label info@therecordlabel.co.uk +44 203 727 7286

22-02-16

Jennifer Saran Releases New Single and Video “Rise Up Time”

For Immediate Release – Jennifer Saran is a North American alt-pop/adult contemporary artist, songwriter and vocalist based in Hong Kong. The first single from her upcoming album Walk With Me is “Rise Up Time”, available digitally worldwide with its release on February 5th, 2016. Her new album was created with the legendary producer Narada Michael Walden, and is being released through his label Tarpan Records.

In tandem with the single’s release there is an original animated music video for Rise Up Time, which will be seen on both online and broadcast outlets. This video features original animation created by Jojo Ramos (Warner Brothers Animator) in Los Angeles, CA. The video’s concept was conceived by Jennifer Saran and brought to life in this wonderful depiction geared toward both children and adults alike. The single is currently played on dozens of radio stations and is being added to more every week.

Jennifer Saran’s upcoming album is a contemporary mix of brand new originals penned by herself and Narada, many of which revolve around the central themes of love and family and positive messages. Musically the album spans ballads to up-tempo grooves, while also including some swing and gospel influences.

Narada enlisted some amazing musicians and performers for his band on Walk With Me including: Frank Martin (Sting, Angela Bofil, John Handy Band, Tuck & Patti, Jose’ Neto, Airto & Flora, & Trudie’s Rainforest Band) on Keyboards, Angeline Saris (Ernest Ranglin, Zepparella) on Bass and Vocals, Matthew Charles Heulitt (Zigaboo Modaliste) and Jose’ Neto on Guitars. Additional Backing Vocals on this album include vocalists Nate Soul Sanger and Cornell Carter. All of the strings were arranged and conducted by Minna Choi of Magik*Magik Orchestra.

Jennifer Saran, aka Jennifer Hill, was born in Washington DC to a Canadian mother and American father. It was at the local Episcopal Church while at school in Villars, Switzerland, where she first realized how much she loved to sing, performing Handel’s Messiah a cappella. Jennifer went on to attend high school in Alexandria, Egypt, where she performed in school plays and learned to speak Arabic. She then attended The American University in Cairo, earning a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. Throughout her years growing up in Egypt she and her friends always followed the local Egyptian live bands that performed American and British pop music, dreaming one day of being a singer.

She went through a long dry spell away from music – raising children, working in various corporate roles, singing in the shower or car, rarely having any time to go out dancing. She was moved to Philippines for an international corporate role for 2 years, followed by Singapore for another 2 years, and then to Hong Kong where she has lived for the past 24 years.

Her new full-length album Walk With Me was recorded and produced entirely at Tarpan Studios in San Rafael, California, by legendary producer Narada Michael Walden and will be released in late April of 2016. Narada has produced music royalty like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin. With Narada’s music and Jennifer’s lyrics and vocals, they have created a tremendous debut album that is sure to captivate a worldwide audience.

26-11-15

Merry Christmas, You Are Loved - Album Review - Music Street Journal

This new holiday release is pretty cool. It has some solid originals that feel like holiday classics, some covers of classic songs and then a couple funky pieces at the end. The only complaint I’d make is that those two funk pieces, would, I think, work better placed at different places on the disc, to lend variety to the flow. Beyond that, though, the vocals are strong and the music is compelling.

Music Street Journal Review

25-11-15

Merry Christmas, You Are Loved - Album Review - The Rocker

It’s Chhhhrrriiiiiiiiiissssssssttttmaaaaaassss!!!!!!!!!

Well it isn’t.  It’s still November, but that’s cutting it a bit fine for a Christmas album nowadays, as they’re usually in the shops by the August bank holiday.  But here comes Hong Kong based adult contemporary singer songwriter, in the company of legendary producer Narada Michael Walden, with her contribution to the Christmas album canon.

It’s a mixture of covers and – shock, horror – new Christmas tunes.  Now as far as I’m concerned the last good, new, Christmas tune was when Sir Shakin’ Stevens got to number one with ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’.  And that’s got be thirty years ago.  Incidentally, that was written by an Embra boy don’t you know.  But, fair play to Ms Saran and Mr Walden for having a crack.

At least some of their new tunes are up tempo, because I’m sick of morbid dirges at the festive season, but it’s when they dip into the classics that it works best.  I’m a traditionalist really, so I won’t quibble at another version of ‘Oh Come Oh Ye Faithful’ or ‘O Holy Night’.  I particularly enjoyed her take on the Carpenters’ ‘Merry Christmas Darling’, a much underrated tune.

The backing is exemplary, and if you’re looking for something new this Christmas, then give this a go.

www.the-rocker.co.uk/

24-11-15

Merry Christmas, You Are Loved - Album Review - Anne Carlini

Having now listened to Merry Christmas, You are Loved three times this afternoon alone, I can honestly tell you that it is quite easily one of the most delightful Christmas albums that I have ever had the chance to listen to.

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10-11-15

Jennifer Saran Releases Holiday Album - Merry Christmas, You Are Loved

Hong Kong Based Artist Jennifer Saran Releases Holiday Album “Merry Christmas, You Are Loved” Produced By Legendary Narada Michael Walden Due For Worldwide Release November 20th, 2015 on Tarpan Records

For Immediate Release – Jennifer Saran is a North American alt-pop/adult contemporary artist, songwriter and vocalist based in Hong Kong. Her first full-length album Merry Christmas, You Are Loved, will be available both digitally and physically worldwide with its release on November 20th, 2015. This album was created with legendary producerNarada Michael Walden, and is being released through his label Tarpan Records.

Since she was a young child, Jennifer has loved Christmas, and when she had the opportunity to work with one of the most lauded producers in modern recorded music, she jumped at the chance to create and release a modern Christmas album. Jennifer says: “Since meeting Narada Michael Walden I have been constantly inspired to write lyrics. Sitting in a pool in Thailand I was thinking about people I love that are no longer with me, or may not be able to be with me, and I wrote about it. I sent it to Narada with a ‘what do you think?’ He loved it. I called the song “You Are Loved”.  He wrote a melody around it and we talked for a few days. And it hit me that my first full-length album “Walk With Me” was not going to be released until after the first of the year, why not make it a Christmas Song. I messaged Narada and said, ‘Hey, why not make it a Christmas song?” He said, “Cool! I love Christmas!” So we called the song, Merry Christmas, You Are Loved and now it’s a whole Christmas album.” 

The album is a contemporary mix of brand new originals penned by Jennifer and Narada, as well as some very well chosen covers, all of which revolve around the central themes of love and family and the winter holidays. Musically, the album spans ballads to up-tempo grooves, including some swing and gospel influences as well. This album is a perfect complement to a family holiday dinner, or holiday radio shows all over the world. It features a handful of traditional Christmas songs like Oh Come Oh Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, and Hark The Herald Angels Sing to more modern covers of The Carpenters’ Merry Christmas Darling and the classic Baby It’s Cold Outside.

Narada enlisted some amazing musicians and performers for his band on Merry Christmas, You Are Loved including: Frank Martin (Angela Bofil, John Handy Band, Tuck & Patti, Jose’ Neto, Airto & Flora, Sting & Trudie’s Rainforest Band) on Keyboards, Angeline Saris (Gretchen Menn, Zepperella) on Bass and Vocals, Matthew Charles Heulitt (Zigaboo Modaliste) and Jose’ Neto on Guitars. Additional Backing Vocals on this album include vocalists Nate Soul Sanger and Cornell Carter. All of the strings were arranged and conducted by Minna Choi of Magik*Magik Orchestra.

Jennifer Saran, aka Jennifer Hill, was born in Washington DC to a Canadian mother and American father. It was at the local Episcopal Church while at school in Villars, Switzerland, where she first realized how much she loved to sing, performing Handel’s Messiah a cappella. Jennifer went on to attend high school in Alexandria, Egypt, where she performed in school plays and learned to speak Arabic. She then attended The American University in Cairo, earning a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. Throughout her years growing up in Egypt she and her friends always followed the local Egyptian live bands that performed American and British pop music, dreaming one day of being a singer.

She went through a long dry spell away from music – raising children, working in various corporate roles, singing in the shower or car, rarely having any time to go out dancing. She was moved to Philippines for an international corporate role for 2 years, followed by Singapore for another 2 years, and then to Hong Kong where she has lived for the past 24 years.

Her debut full-length album Walk With Me was recorded and produced entirely at Tarpan Studios in San Rafael, California, by legendary producer Narada Michael Waldenand will be released in March of 2016. Narada has produced music royalty like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin. With Narada’s music and Jennifer’s lyrics and vocals, they have created a tremendous debut album that is sure to captivate a worldwide audience.

For Music Samples or to pre-order Merry Christmas, You Are Loved visit: https://tarpanrecords.bandcamp.com/album/merry-christmas-you-are-loved

Check out Jennifer’s website for more information: http://jennifersaran.com

For more information on Tarpan Records or any of its releases check out: www.tarpanrecords.com

Interview Requests contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR glassonyonpr@gmail.com 828-350-8158

Live Performance Bookings and Management contact Dave Ferguson at The Record Label info@therecordlabel.co.uk +44 203 727 7286.