is taking on a new vision of its own, where lyrics, melody and talent
matter. You might say it's going back to the future. What a great
time for the blossoming fresh sound of soul vocalist Lorenzo Owens
to make his mark!
Eric Benet, Chaka Khan, R. Kelly and Nancy Wilson. These are just
a few of the stellar song stylists who have made and still are making
timeless music. They are the tradition Owens come from, for like
them, he is a child of the Midwest, and like them, he has stories
to tell. Stories that can only be told and felt through the special
gift of song.
Like many of
music's success stories, Owens' roots are in the church. He has
been singing since he was 3 years old. As a small child, he could
sing with adult fervor. "I was at my grandma's house, "Reasons",
by Earth, Wind & Fire came on the radio and I sang it from front
to back. Everybody was like, whoa! is that coming from him?"
the Milwaukee native recalls.
But it wasn't
until he had begun attending college that he realized singing was
his life's calling. "Singing was something I'd always done,
but I never paid attention to it. I had private lessons and I did
talent shows. My big song was, "God Bless the Child".
Owens was going
to school for business and management, but he kept asking himself,
"What is it that I really want to do? What would make me happy?
I changed majors so many times, I knew I wasn't headed in the right
direction. I knew what I really loved was getting out there and
feeling the crowd when I sang."
Yes, Owens is
a true balladeer. His silky smooth soulful voice glides through
melodies with ease.