drive, and talent are a few descriptors of the extraordinary singer/songwriter
Shamora Crawford. Emerging onto the urban music scene in early 2000,
Shamora began a songwriting journey that has allowed her to work
with the music industry’s hottest talent. As an artist in
her own right, Shamora is now sharing with the world "How It
Feels…", a lush oasis of emotional depth, rhythmic excellence,
and impassioned lyrics. She is truly enjoying every moment of it.
own Shamora Crawford has been expressing her musical gifts since
she was just a small child. Pondering constantly on the dynamics
of love and life, Shamora infused her unsung wisdom into lyrics
and melodies that would later invite listeners into her own intimate
world. At the tender age of seventeen, she signed a contract with
Ground Breaking Music/Sony Publishing Company, an event that changed
her life forever. Since then, she has worked with extraordinary
producers: SoulShock and Karlin, Hod David, Jermaine Dupri, Dent,
Darryl Simmons, Tricky Stewart, Phil Gladstone, Sean “Sepp”
Hall, Platinum Brothers, and Teddy Bishop. She has also written,
produced vocals, and sang background on recording for Monica, Brandy,
Blu Cantrell, Jennifer Lopez, Tierra Mari, Posh Spice, Toya, Maria,
and the gospel group Virtue. In honor of her writing and production
work for Virtue’s “Only God’s In This”,
she was nominated for a coveted Dove Award. Shamora can also be
heard on her soundtrack contributions to "The Barbershop"
and "Pandora's Box," which have further helped Shamora
secure her place as a singing/songwriting phenomenon.
debut release, "How It Feels...“, serves as a story book
that shares how it feels to love, how it feels to struggle, how
it feels to endure pain, and how it feels to experience all the
joy that is reserved for those that persevere.
The first single,
"Betcha" is a woman’s daring challenge to have her
man attempt to walk for a moment in the manipulative conditions
set for her in the relationship.
More", vividly explores a woman’s dilemma in coping with
the heartache of a former love and the steps taken to find the strength
to move on.
struggle anthem, "Stronger", inspires hope from hopelessness
and vocally delivers with a passion and skill that many artists
work years to perfect.
is the joyful exclamation point for a life well-loved and lived.
Tempo and melody are married to produce a remarkable track of instant
"This album has something for everyone and that is what my
the words intimate and soul-inspiring best describe the atmosphere
of a Shamora performance. Her audience is led into a world of deep
songwriter and singer you want people to be touched by your work
and also understand that you are human just like them. I want my
songs to be a work that makes people feel as if someone read their
journal and stated the emotions they could not find the words for."
"I am so
busy sometimes working on different things such as touring, but
I love every moment of it," exclaims Shamora. Victories, defeats,
hurts, and joys are all celebrated in this eclectic debut ensemble.
Not only has Shamora proven to be a true testament to the virtue
of patience, she has also made herself a prime example that success
does not change or dictate "How It Feels…" to live.