The singer and songwriter of R 'n' B and soul music known as Jeap Yang has released his latest LP album, “The Yin Quest.” The record has been proudly released on the Bravesoul Ent. independent music label without the involvement or influence of the corporate music industry. At nearly one full hour of listening and containing no fewer than 12 original tracks for the music fans listening enjoyment, “The Yin Quest” is one of the most highly textured and evocative modern soul records to appear in many years.
Asked to list some of his main artistic influences, Jeap Yang cites soul and R 'n' B legends such as India.Arie, Mary J. Blige, Des'ree, and Phil Collins. Each of these lends an attribute to Yang's own distinctive style and sound. His “The Yin Quest” bears the soulfulness of India.Arie, the precision of Mary J. Blige, the emotional impact of Des'ree, and a seemingly natural flow in his songwriting which is reminiscent of songs from Phil Collins.
Also not unlike Collins' music is Yang's lyrical content. His songs are meticulously written and boast insightful, often introspective themes which bring a narrative depth beyond just romantic ballads (which ballads are of course a traditional part of the soul and R 'n' B genres, and which Yang has also included on his record).
Speaking of his lyrics on “The Yin Quest,” Jeap Yang writes, “'The Yin Quest' reflects life's journey: from insecurity to self-esteem, from grief to forgiveness, from love-loss to finding love through faith.”
Overall, his record is uplifting and has optimistic undertones.
“The album has an inspirational message,” he writes of this. “We all are in search of something, be it love, career, family, etc… We all are set on the quest to our Yin. I hope that listeners will be inspired to see that life is amazing, despite its ups and downs.”
“The Yin Quest” by Jeap Yang is available online worldwide. Fans of R 'n' B and soul should get in early.
[The following is taken directly from the official bio of Jeap Yang.]
Jeap Yang is a citizen of the world. Born from Portuguese parents, he developed his unique style while growing up in the multicultural suburbs of Paris, France. In his teenage years, he spent his time between singing gospel music and lending his voice to hip-hop tracks. His signature vocals were further enriched by Fado music which is such an important part of his Portuguese heritage.
His debut album entitled "The Yin Quest" will be released on March 10, 2015 under his own imprint Bravesoul Entertainment. The album is a reflection of his musical journey, drawing influences in soul, R&B, jazz, hip hop, and world music. His inspirational lyrics chronicle his search for happiness through stories of love, faith, fear, pain, forgiveness, and self-awareness. We are all set on a quest to feel whole and complete, to find the Yin to our Yang.
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