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Abiah has a convo with LaDonna Raeh

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Abiah stops by Life and the Public Figure to talk to LaDonna Raeh about himself as an artist and artist developer.

Ask Abiah, (formerly known in the industry as Jeremiah), how he felt going in to record his sophomore studio album and this artist can sum it up in one word.

“Cautiously excited,” he says simply. Cautious?
“Completely, because I knew that it had to be better than the first — that it had to show growth and celebrate a new beginning in essence.  I wrote the songs in 2 weeks, made notes on production, and thought about whom I wanted to work with.  I wanted it to be conceptually beautiful.”

Abiah has certainly achieved success on that front.  As with his previous album, 2006’s Chasing Forever (Universal Republic), the new album, Life As A Ballad, boasts of gems like the gorgeous opener, "September", a well orchestrated melange of achingly mature lyric writing full throated, flowing and tautly controlled vocal drama, lush Beatles-esque harmonies and transcendent, transporting melodicism.  There is also the poignant "Doves", a modern interpretation of a Prince classic, as well as seven other self-penned originals.

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