Atlantic recording artist Laura Izibor is set to release a new EP entitled The Brooklyn Sessions Vol. I, which will be available via all DSPs, on August 7th 2012. The EP was tracked live at Electrik Indigo Studios in Brooklyn, NY, over the course of a three day session with Izibors touring band.
The critically acclaimed Irish soul singer is currently in the studio recording the eagerly awaited full length follow-up to her acclaimed 2008 debut, LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD. Following the success of the album, Izibor spent much time on the road, sharing stages with artists such as John Legend, Maxwell, India.Arie, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, James Brown, Angie Stone, and Atlantic labelmate Estelle. In 2010, Izibor made her acting debut on the CWs long-running TV drama One Tree Hill. She was also featured on Atlantics FOR COLORED GIRLS: MUSIC FROM & INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE, the official soundtrack companion to Tyler Perrys upcoming film,For Colored Girls.
Born and raised in Dublin, Izibor became enthralled with the sounds of classic soul and R&B at an early age. By 15, she had honed her vocal talent to such a high level that she won Irelands prestigious RTÉ 2fm Song Contest. It wasnt long before Laura began working on what would ultimately become LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD, recording her self-penned songs in such cities as New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Dublin. Highlighted by the hit singles, From My Heart To Yours and Dont Stay, the album instantly established Laura as a major presence in contemporary R&B while reaping tremendous praise from such national and international media as Rolling Stone, which featured her among its Artists To Watch and BET/Centric which showcased Izibor on their Grey Goose Presents Rising Iconsseries. An array of other honors followed, including a prestigious Best Newcomer nomination from the MOBO Awards, the UKs annual celebration of music of black origin.