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Singer-Songwriter-Pianist Shauna Burns to Release New Single “From Flying” Sept 4th

Shauna Burns’ new single “From Flying” is inspired by taking risks and following dreams. The lyrics are paired with elegant piano solos for a minimal, dramatic song that highlights Burns’ recognizable vocals and inspirational lyrics.

“From Flying seems like it covers a lot of space and time to me. The piano feels like it’s flying from planet to planet, past the stars. From Flying is about jumping off the cliff of possibility even when it seems like it’s impossible. Going for your dreams against the odds. Sometimes we need a little push, sometimes we can’t help but want to fly.”

“From Flying” gradually builds with harmonies and echoes of the phrase “can you stop me from flying.” Burns’ lyrics and piano solos have been built on her reputation in the Celtic music world. “It’s heartwarming to receive messages from people who discover and connect with my music and it’s gratifying to know that what I created in solitude has the ability to touch people emotionally,” she says.

Shauna Burns is a Las Vegas based singer-songwriter who recently celebrated the 10 Year Anniversary of Every Thought, her debut album. While still continuing with the theme of female independence, strength, and freedom from her 2013 album Violet, Burns uses continues to weave these themes throughout all her songs.

“From Flying” is the third single released in celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of Every Thought, Shauna’s debut album. It follows the singles “Hazel” released on July 10, 2015 and “Gray Moon” released on Aug 7, 2015.

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Shauna Burns’ single, “Gray Moon” is a soothing song where she sings of change and the goodness that comes with it. The lyrics are paired with beautifully orchestrated piano solos bringing it all together for a minimal, dramatic song that highlights Burns’ recognizable vocals and inspirational lyrics.

“Gray Moon is about change. Changing your mind, changing your point of view and changing what could be. Sometimes people change and you do not recognize them anymore. They move from the light of the sun to the gray shadow of the moon. We drift up changing direction, circling the universe. We may have our moments of darkness but the light is always just on the other side, waiting for us.”

Burns’ profound lyrics and sweeping piano solos have been built on her reputation in the Celtic music world. “It’s heartwarming to receive messages from people who discover and connect with my music and it’s gratifying to know that what I created in solitude has the ability to touch people emotionally,” she says.

Shauna Burns is a Las Vegas based singer-songwriter who recently celebrated the 10 Year Anniversary of Every Thought, her debut album. While still continuing with the theme of female independence, strength, and freedom from her 2013 album Violet, Burns uses continues to weave these themes throughout all her songs.

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Like a hug from a loved one or a warm summer breeze wrapping around you, singer-songwriter-pianist Shauna Burns’ new single “Hazel” out July 10th is both comforting and rejuvenating. Fans loyal and new alike will love the direction Burns takes them with her Celtic piano driven sound.

A story of joyous realization that someone brings fulfillment to your life, “Hazel” begins with Burns’ signature sweeping keyboard style and a driving drum rhythm. It gradually blossoms with the addition of intense harmonies and spectral echoes of the phrase “maybe you saved me.” With a firm resolution, Burns ends singing “maybe it was me.”

“Hazel has been in my back pocket for some time… waiting for the right moment. Hazel is about new beginnings and meeting that someone who brings out your best side… maybe it was the combination of both of you that created magic,” Shauna states.

Burns releases her new single as a celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of Every Thought, her debut album. While still continuing with the theme of female independence, strength, and freedom from her 2013 album Violet, Burns uses “Hazel” as a touchstone to her unique style with a new message of possibility along with her soothing voice, available July 10th!

Shauna Burns is a singer-songwriter who blends ethereal vocals and sweeping piano runs who has won over audiences across the United States with her Celtic infused style.

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From her 2005 debut Every Thought and 2006 follow-up EP Desert Tune she has evolved and grown as a musician and a performer. The year 2013 has provided Burns to express her fresh ideas through storytelling. The new album, titled Violet, showcases her music that continues to flourish.

Her debut release unlocked the door to an exhilarating career as one of the most promising multi-talents on today’s indie music scene — a spiritually driven journey that blossomed on her breakthrough 2008 recording The Moon and The Fire Circle and continued on her 2009 EP Anamnesis.

The Moon and the Fire Circle, a richly thematic and ultimately healing work that offered an emotional bridge between darkness and light, met with similar success. Its first single “Around You” reached #7 on the FMQB AC Chart, was one of WCH Radio’s “Top Songs for 2008” and hit #1 on “Song Vault Radio.” The collection was selected “Best of 2008” by Collected Sounds and The Promise Live. Radio Crystal Blue also chose Burns as one of the “Top Recording Artists of the Year 2008.” Conceived as an extension of the music on The Moon and the Fire Circle, Burns’ follow-up five track EP Anamnesis included songs that relate in some way to each of the five senses (including “Smell”).

Burns had developed her captivating vocal and playing style while growing up in Miami, where she was inspired by her mother’s love for the piano and groundbreaking pop/rock artists like Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos.

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology at the University of Utah, she spent a year in Europe preparing her debut album. Burns’ music has long been inspired by many cultures and ideas that surround the world as well as the landscape of the deserts and mountains of the Western U.S. Drawing metaphorically upon her passion for Anthropology, she sees every phase of her career as a new opportunity to dig into herself to uncover the next musical adventure.

“It’s heartwarming to receive messages from people who discover and connect with my music and it’s gratifying to know that what I created in solitude has the ability to touch people emotionally,” she says. “I use Anthropology as a songwriting tool all the time. It’s the study of human development and cultural identity and relationships between people. I feel the need to cultivate and nurture these little seeds of inspiration because they can grow into big ideas if we take care. It makes me question: What’s next for all of us in the world? What is the universe trying to tell us? I’m listening.”

Over the past few years, Burns has enchanted audiences across the U.S. and in the U.K. with songs from her four original albums and her 2011 holiday release A Winter Gathering, which is a collection of newfangled, holiday carols and original songs.

“I view these performances as if I’m holding a conversation with the audience,” Burns says. “I’m communicating with whoever chooses to listen in that moment, and like to visualize my music embracing whoever wants to embrace it. Just as it’s a friend to them, music is my friend as well. There’s also a time travel element to the experience as well. A lot of people say my songs remind them of things they haven’t thought about in years. They help them recall the innocence of childhood that they had forgotten about. That’s what music does for me, too. I have a huge respect for the power of music and just how spiritual it can be. That’s why I take it so seriously.”

Burns’ 2013 release Violet is focused on female love-inspired freedom. Continuing with her Celtic flare it has positive messages of understanding and show that women are capable of being the heroine and uplifting those around them.

 

 

 
 
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