SoCal-based singer/songwriter Alisha Zalkin has announced the independent release of her sophomore EP On This Road on June 10. Alisha will celebrate the release with shows in San Diego on June 14 and Los Angeles on June 16.
Recorded in Los Angeles at both The House of Blues Studio and Sunset Sound and produced by Steve Greenwell (Joss Stone, Andy Grammar), On This Road captures Alisha Zalkin’s sweet yet powerful voice, catchy melodies and feel-good, uplifting lyrics. Woven into her beautiful sound is a down-to-earth sense of spirituality, elegance and grace, reminiscent of iconic female artists before her like Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Quite appropriately, On This Road begins with an homage to Carole King, a cover of her song, Way Over Yonder.
Earlier this week, Alisha Zalkin partnered up with The Big Takeover to premiere the album’s single, Fearless, which is now available as a free MP3 download. Its accompanying music video, directed by Mike Dominic and produced by Timbre and Post, premiered on ARTISTdirect earlier this week as well. Fearless was inspired by Alisha’s brave childhood friend who was diagnosed with lymphoma. The song addresses the courage it takes to live every moment to its absolute fullest. In order to capture the beauty of living life fearlessly, the video brings together people from all walks of life to interpret and express their own version of this message.
On This Road follows Alisha Zalkin’s 2012 debut EP, March to a Different Beat, which landed her on the homepage of GRAMMY.com as well as features in American Songwriter, M Music & Musicians Magazine, Spirituality and Health Magazine. Since then she’s had a partnership with jewellery and lifestyle brand Energy Muse and the Playing for Change Foundation, and is currently heavily involved with the David Lynch Foundation, Children of the Night and the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.