ALYSSA BONAGURA SHARES BRAND NEW EP FLY WITH ME – OUT NOW
ALYSSA BONAGURA SHARES BRAND NEW EP FLY WITH ME (OUT TODAY)
Five New Songs Available To Stream/Download Worldwide Now
Multiple UK shows & festival appearances this summer, including an American Music Night in London to celebrate July 4th
LONDON, U.K. – (June 2, 2023) – Critically acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Alyssa Bonagura celebrates the new roots she’s found on British soil with her new EP Fly with Me, landing today (June 2) via Extreme Music and available to stream/download now.
The title track received an exclusive first play from Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 last night (June 1), who described ‘Fly With Me’ as “a glorious song… a beautiful, beautiful track.” Watch the lyric video for ‘Fly With Me’ here, featuring highlights from the last twelve months.
Each song on the EP represents a diary entry, letting listeners into her life more than ever before, with the lyrics detailing the new world blooming around her since relocating to London and falling in love with a Brit.
The EP was performed, produced, programmed, and mixed by Bonagura, with the exception of cinematic love song ‘One Kiss’, which features strings composed by Laurentia Editha, of Hans Zimmer’s Bleeding Fingers Music collective.
“I’m excited to share ‘Fly With Me’ with the world because every note, lyric, and production idea came from such a free space where I could unapologetically be myself and create without the confines of a specific sound. Written and crafted in my little studio in Franklin, TN.,” shared Bonagura. “I hope I can be an inspiration to more female producers out there to be fearless and create whatever is in your heart no matter the genre. I’m so grateful to my new team at Extreme Music & Bleeding Fingers for believing in me and giving these songs wings.”
Deliberately blurring boundaries between genres, these five songs blend the southern country storytelling Bonagura has become known for in recent years, with the free-thinking spirit of rock & roll, and the sweeping sound of British pop. Her first release with Extreme Music, the production arm of Sony Music Publishing, the EP is a taste of what’s to come, with a full album planned for release before the end of the year.
“Alyssa is a creative force of nature, her hooks punch so hard they leave you with seeing stars. I cannot wait to get these songs in front of a wider audience,” says Russell Emanuel, CEO/President of Extreme Music.
Consistently in demand as a songwriter and collaborator, recent releases include the 90’s-inspired ‘Keep It Safe’ (3m+ streams to date), a duet with Caroline Jones – also known for her work as a member of Zac Brown Band – which Bonagura also co-wrote.
Last month, Alyssa kicked off Live Nation’s inaugural Highways Festival at the Royal Albert Hall alongside Kip Moore, Morgan Wade, Jackson Dean and Stephen Wilson Jr., with a family-friendly ‘Country For Kids’ set.
A summer packed with UK shows and festival performances continues tomorrow at Country in the Afternoon in London:
June 3rd – London, The Half Moon (Country in the Afternoon)
July 4th – London, The Bedford (American music night with Alyssa Bonagura & Friends)
July 9th – Newark, BCMA Fan Fest
Aug 5th – Chelmsford, Hot Box Country & Folk Festival
ABOUT ALYSSA BONAGURA:
A celebrated songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Alyssa Bonagura has spent the past decade fine-tuning a sound that reaches far beyond her Nashville roots. It’s a sound that blurs the boundaries between genres, mixing the southern storytelling of country music, the free-thinking spirit of rock & roll, and the cinematic sweep of British pop into its own hybrid.
For Alyssa — a lifelong road warrior who spent her infancy aboard a tour bus with country music parents Baillie & The Boys, recorded a duet with Kenny Rogers at 10 years old, received her college diploma from Sir Paul McCartney at LIPA, performed stadium shows opening for Rod Stewart as a member of the major-label duo The Sisterhood Band, and currently balances her critically-acclaimed solo career with an ongoing gig writing songs for Jessie James Decker, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, and others — it’s also a sound that’s every bit as diverse as her own story.