Mary Akpa

Mary Akpa

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeSoul

If Sade, Corinne Bailey Rae and Lianne La Havas took a trip to visit Radiohead and made a stop in West Africa, the result of that trip would sound something like what Mary Akpa brings to her songs.

Biography

If Sade, Corinne Bailey Rae and Lianne La Havas took a trip to visit Radiohead and made a stop in West Africa, the result of that trip would sound something like what Mary Akpa brings to her songs.

Born in Nigeria and raised in Southern California, Mary Akpa brings a blend of grounded freedom to her music- a seamless marriage of soul, jazz, electronic, and African influences.Mary's career spans numerous continents. At the age of 18, she was discovered by Arista/La Face records, ultimately becoming lead singer and songwriter for an all-girl band.  She spent time touring both domestically and internationally, from Germany to Iraq.  She's written with and for numerous artists and was featured with an a cappella vocal group on NBC's The Sing Off, all the while recording 2 jazz albums, 2 electronic/downtempo albums, and releasing her debut EP, Brave. 

Lyrics

Brave

Written By: Mary Akpa

You see right to the heart of me
Look through my eyes and see into me
Read all my thoughts with just your energy

Pre-chorus: And I come to life when you're near me
Alive when you touch me
And I can be free to be whoever I want to be

You make me BRAVE
I am free to be whoever I want to be BRAVE
You make me BRAVE (repeat)
You make me..

Peel all my layers with every word you don't say
And every side of me selflessly you embrace
You're a dream, you've awakened me

Pre-chorus

Chorus
Bridge: When I look in your eyes there's nothing but love
All my guards disappear when I feel your love
I am free to be whoever I want to be, love
I am free to be whoever.

Chorus out.