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PREMIERE | Shenna Unveils ‘Hope You’re Happy’

Singer-songwriter, actress, and model Shenna, aka Shenna Somsmieh, premieres “Hope You’re Happy” on CelebMix. “Hope You’re Happy” is the first single from her forthcoming EP, Blue Memories.

Shenna explains the inspiration for “Hope You’re Happy,” saying, “”I’ve been listening to a lot of Dua Lipa because my goal is to grow how she did. This song is about social media. I’m making references to social media terms like ‘follow me’ ‘likes’ ‘trending’ etc. It is basically about making others happy by constantly posting on social media but feeling like you’re losing a part of yourself.”

Growing up in Woodbridge, Virginia, Shenna discovered her love for music at an early age, performing at showcases when she was 7-years-old. Since then, she’s performed at the Mod Club in Toronto, Disney World, Central Park, The Highline Ballroom, and the D.C. Pride Festival.

In 2014, she dropped her debut EP, Dream In Color, followed by releasing her debut album, Made Of Gold, which received more than 200,000 streams on Spotify. Her music has been featured on The Bad Girls Club, Netflix’s Miss Stevens, Teen Mom OG, and MTV’s Finding Carter Season 2. Articles highlighting her talents appeared in the Examiner, Highsnobiety, V Mag, and Billboard. And she is now partnered with Reebok as the face of the brand.

Her latest pair of music videos, “Magenta”” and Conversation,” scored big on Vevo, while accumulating massive streaming numbers on Spotify.

“Hope You’re Happy” opens on contagious percussive pops backed by emerging synth colors, as Shenna’s deliciously sensuous voice flows overhead. There’s a tasty inflection to her timbres, filling the lyrics with tantalizing luscious flavors.

The melody radiates cool, stylish colors of pop momentum flavored with hints of velvety R&B textures, as well as residual nuances of dance vitality. When the chorus kicks in, stuttering colors invade the soundscape with pulsing infectious coruscations. Glowing background vocal harmonies imbue the tune with burnished luminescence, adding depth and complex resonance.

With “Hope You’re Happy,” Shenna delivers scrumptious sonic textures riding on a galvanizing rhythm, secured by her plush voice.

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Written by Randy

Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.