Its a beautiful thing when you can share your story through your art. Some will give you stories of money, cars, and sex; A rare few will give you something more meaningful. There are a select few artists that will get vulnerable and dig deep to give you their testimony. About a month ago we featured Artist 2 Watch Love at First Sound and now he has blessed us with a piece of his testimony in the form of AUDRA. The 11-track collection is the culmination of four years’ work for the Las Vegas-based hip-hop artist, who wrote and produced the entire project (with assistance from Royce Lagarde on “24/702.”) On AUDRA, Love At First Sound tackles deeply personal issues of depression, break-ups and breakdowns with a musical backbone that will keep listeners captivated long after the initial listen.
AUDRA is named after Love At First Sound’s older sister, whose voice weaves the tracks together into a painful and poignant narrative. “Her voice always served as a guardian angel in my life,” says Love at First Sound. “When she [left me] voicemails, I saved them and listened to them like music.”So why release it all now? “I use the opportunity of creating music as an escape,” he says. “It’s a way for me to deal with myself, to look at my flaws and learn from them … [On AUDRA], I’m finally accepting my voice.”