If you missed Carolyn Malachi perform in DC, see her in Baltimore on Aug. 10 at the Baltimore Soundstage (tickets $17 on baltimoresoundstage.com). 124 Market Pl., Baltimore, 410-244-0057
Singer and songwriter Carolyn Malachi recently released her third album, Gold, a blend of R&B, jazz, pop, and world music tracks that focus on self-empowerment. Originally from Brookland, the DC-native recorded the majority of her songs at area studios and recently performed locally at Blues Alley on July 25. Her smooth, soulful voice is accompanied by an array of soft instruments and unique melodies that encourage listeners to follow their dreams.
“We’re getting an amazing response,” Malachi said after the iTunes release on July 30. She’s hoping for a great critical reception, too (her 2010 EP, titled Lions, Fires & Squares, was nominated for a Grammy).
Malachi also wants her fans, or her “tribe” as she calls them, to get something more than just great new music from Gold. “What I hope that the tribe takes from the album is just a confidence in knowing that you always at any given time are able to do what you want to do, to be the change that you want to see,” she says.
Along with music, Malachi also has a passion for social good. Most recently, she served as an innovation fellow on the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund this spring, where she was able to help create opportunities for aspiring artists by finding ways to bridge the gap between artists, art venues, and art service providers.
Malachi and her team of producers and contributors now look forward to touring. “We’re all focused on putting this music out into the world and doing our job, which is making music that brings people together,” says Malachi. Gold is now available on iTunes ($10).