Straight out of Southern California comes singer and songwriter Sumika Forbes. Forbes originates from the beautiful Maui, Hawaii, where she learned to write songs at a young age. Sumika soon learned to play ukulele after her passion for music grew stronger, and she soon went on to perform at music competitions, playing her own original music. As a teenager, Forbes joined R&B girl group Lo-Boy in Maui where she furthered her musical talent: in the studio, in writing, performing, and showing off her talents at numerous public events.
With a voice resembling that of many pop icons like Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry, and in some instances, like on the mid-tempo “My Goodbye” she even hints toward Rihanna, Sumika Forbes steps up to the plate with an energetic dance-pop sound and very meaningful music. She is accumulating a fair share of song plays on her ReverbNation page and is ranked number eleven on the pop charts in California. Forbes’ popularity rose after working hard in the studio to create her first full-length album in January 2013.
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Sumika Forbes’ debut album, titled Miracle, is full hot dance beats and inspirational, original lyrics. Her lyrics are without a doubt one of the strongest components of the album. Her writings tackle feelings of self-consciousness and she turns that negativity into positive encouragement. Miracle is surely an uplifting piece of musical art and deserves to be viewed in such a way. Along with profound and gorgeous lyrics, Forbes sings with a sweet voice in many of her songs; however, this girl can surprise you when she needs to. Some songs emphasize her acrylic pop-like tone, sounding almost like the signature Britney Spears voice.
Some commenters have stated that Sumika Forbes’ voice sounds beautiful and that they love her “80’s dance sound.” Forbes possesses the skill of reeling in her listeners with catchy instrumentals and a voice that would entertain listeners of all kinds. Whether you love pop, rock, or hip hop, there’s no denying that Sumika Forbes is a talented young woman who shows her ambition through her original music. Her passionate voice shines through each and every track, holding a very personal and emotional vibe. Standout tracks include: “My Goodbye”, Audacity”, “Great Escape”, “To Long To Love” and “Strange Love”.
Since releasing her debut album, Forbes has had her singles played on radio across the country and has planned to release a music video for the title track “Miracle.” Big things are in store for Sumika Forbes and you don’t want to miss it. Discover yourself and find your own personal miracles by listening to the debut album, available on iTunes and Amazon today.
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