It's like catching the sunrise in a raindrop or the human heart in a photograph - Angela Garland's acclaimed debut album gracefully captures the dimensions of life through honest lyrics and passionate vocals. And oh the many dimensions it has indeed - love, loss, faith, regret, independence - universal and yet unique to the individual. Angela draws from the recesses of her heart to share the experience of life with her audience. 'I write about things that I have experienced or that I've watched others experience in life,' she says. 'I try to share a part of myself in every song because I want people to listen to my music and say, 'Hey, she's been there, too, and she's real.'' The 10 songs on this album were written or co-written by the artist, and at the age of 16 she began recording with producer Tedd Josiah of Audio Vault studio in Nairobi, Kenya, where Angela spent 5 years of her young life. Together they blended her rich and endearing vocals with Pop/Rock and touches of R&B and jazz to produce this mature and remarkably powerful sound. Having grown up overseas, Angela's life has taken her to places such as the Dominican Republic, Kenya, and Ecuador, and she's taken her music with her. Singing from the age of nine and performing with guitar in hand wherever she told the wind to take her, Angela has raced from being a child prodigy to an admired and respected artist. From the heartfelt emotion and astounding vocal prowess on 'My Angel' and 'Beautiful' to the upbeat, catchy rhythms of 'High On You' and 'Runaway,' Angela's vocal versatility and artistic talent reflect a candid girl offering her audience a mural of life through her music.