An exuberant first single, “2nd Win,” is available now on iTunes. The song marches its cadence fittingly underscoring the song’s message about overcoming life’s challenges. Kierra samples the Clark Sisters’ song, “They Were Overcome,” paying homage to the trailblazing work of the group’s members: Sheard’s aunts and her mother, Karen Clark Sheard.
Kierra gets personal on GRACELAND and shares her ongoing inner battle between self-conviction and condemnation. Gail Mitchell from Billboard states, “Sheard’s triumph over turmoil ultimately triggered what is arguably her best and most versatile work to date. GRACELAND brims with self-introspection and lessons learned as a fearless Sheard bares her soul and shares a revelatory, yet joyous journey that everyone can personally embrace.” Kierra collaborated for the first time with celebrated pop songwriter Diane Warren (Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Céline Dion) and rising songwriter/producer Harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Michelle Williams).
Kierra Sheard is hosting an online listening session Wednesday, May 28th at 6:30pm EST on Ustream.com to promote her highly-anticipated 5th solo album, GRACELAND (Karew/Motown) in-stores July 22.
Fans can log on to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/journey-to-graceland to listen to selected songs from the album as well as participate in a Live Q&A with Kierra.