Jennifer Porter - "Show Me Your Love"
Review by Patrick Joseph
“Show Me Your Love” is smooth as silk and twice as delicate. The groove on this song is breathtaking, while the vocal take touches your soul. Emotionally powerful and artistically expressive, this is a song that wins over listeners immediately and just keeps delivering. Porter’s vocals are intensely engaging. Her range is impressive, and an intangible quality seems to lull listeners into a mesmerized state.
Lyrically, “Show Me Your Love” is a message of hope and inspiration to marginalized communities around the globe.
“In the margins and the edges and the colors in between / In the shadows of your undercover dreams, Won’t you show me your love.”
Poetic and unflinching, Porter delivers these lyrics with virtuosic stoicism.
“In the greens and the indigos and blues of my eyes, Like a song in the sweet by and by, Won’t you show me your love.”
These lyrics rest beautifully on the music.
“Show Me Your Love” has everything you would want in an R&B opus. Drums (played by the legendary Bernard Purdie) and bass sit perfectly underneath guitar fills and multiple intersecting keyboards. Back-up vocals are exquisite and elevate the music. Porter’s artistic statement is powerful and direct. This song demands your full attention…it is impossible to resist.
Jennifer Porter's album Sun Come and Shine will be released on June 22nd!
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About Jennifer Porter
Jennifer Porter is an award-winning singer, actor, and screenwriter. A musician's musician blessed with a beautiful voice, Jennifer has performed a repertoire that spans from Jazz and Blues to Country and Opera. She has sung with Classical and Jazz Orchestras, including the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Though trained as an opera singer and classical pianist, she considers herself a Roots Musician at heart, as she began playing piano at age five after sneaking out of bed to watch a boogie-woogie piano player named Maxine perform at one of her grand-parents notorious cocktail parties. Jennifer is still most at home sitting at the piano and singing while banging out an old Blues tune in a red-hot 88 style.
Jennifer has recorded eight albums to date, and will be releasing her newest, Sun Come And Shine, recorded with legendary drummer and music director Bernard Purdie on June 22nd, 2021. This sensational new project features Bernard’s stellar all-star band, and special guests, Grammy winners Christian McBride and Cindy Cashdollar and Grammy nominees Rob Paparozzi and C.J. Chenier. Also contributing to the project are bassist Wilbur Bascombe, and Steve Jankowski, and Tom Timko on horns.
Jennifer’s previous album, These Years, which received international critical acclaim, was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Jay Newland and included special guests C.J. Chenier and Country Music Hall Of Famer, Charlie McCoy. These Years earned Jennifer 2020 We Are The Music Makers award for Best Roots/Americana/Blues Album and a 2019 Independent Music Network award for Best Female Crossover Artist. She was also nominated for four other Independent Music Network awards including Favorite Country Female Artist, and Favorite Female Mainstream Artist. Her song from These Years, “Road To Redemption”, hit #1 on National Indie Radio and the Independent Music Network’s, New Music Weekly’s, and National Radio Hits’ Country Charts.
Jennifer’s jazz album Easy Living (2014), with Grammy-winning producer, Lawrence Manchester, was nominated for a 2015 Independent Music Award in the Jazz With Vocals category and was heard on radio stations around the country, including KJAZZ in Los Angeles, WWOZ in New Orleans, and Public Radio International’s Jazz After Hours. Jennifer is also a proud member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, SAG / AFTRA, and Actors Equity Association.
Learn more on her website!