Dec 10, 2007

"A Beautiful Mess represents the balance between the many ups and downs that life has to offer, and finding the beauty and color in it all," ......Ra-Re Valverde

How can pain bring forth life, and sadness emcompass joy?

With the many perils of life, our answers are everchanging to these seemingly complex questions in life. However for this up and coming soul artist, Ra-Re Valverde, this is where the the beauty of life lies, somewhere in the middle, or rather...A Beautiful Mess. This glorious gem is not trully a new comer to soul music, considering she's been working with some of the Soul elite for quite some time, writing and arranging for the likes of Rahsaan Patterson, Lalah Hathaway, and most recently Jill Scott. Hailing from Harlem USA, music has been at the forefront of her existence, and with a broad aray of musical influences and collabratives Ra-Re may have finally found her own voice, in her current album.

As complex as the title of the album may sound, the music is simply powerful and introspective. On the track, "Love Will" , Ra-Re describes a couple in financial distress, and yet how to find a way to make it work when the money doesn't pay the bill, Will Love? .... Such lyrical dynamics are what sets this young artist apart from many of her counterparts, taking real life circumstances, and suggesting how those challenges are necessary in self growth. And if you're not careful you may find the sunshine even in a storm.......

"When dealing with love & relationships, or even when creating, there is always a space in between knowing and not knowing that feels good and safe. That to me is A Beautiful Mess."
-Ra- Ra Valverde

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  1. Greetings ~

    I hope this message finds you in the best of spirits!!!! I must shamelessly admit that I often google my name just to see what comes up (I know that I am not the only one! lol) and I came across this review on your blog.

    I just wanted to send a personal thank you for taking the time to review A BEAUTIFUL MESS. It means so much to me to know that my people are listening and relating to my music. I promise that it makes it all worth while ;)

    Please continue to support good artist and good music that is true to the heart and remains "OUTSIDE THE BOX". Continued success in all of your endeavors and stay in touch!

    Shine ~

    Ra-Re V.