Shailaun (Shalaundra Manning) is an international singer-songwriter, actress, and model from Arlington, Texas. Not too long ago, she released an adorable R&B tune, entitled, “Our First Kiss”, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer, Rickey “Slikk” Offord, and accompanied by guitarist Lio Saenz.
“Our First Kiss” single
“Our first kiss, like fireworks on the 4th of July, like Stevie Wonders’s “Ribbon in the Sky”. Like friends and lovers do on New Year’s Night, like the sparkles in your eyes. May not remember everything that happened then ‘til now, but there’s some things on which I’d like to reminisce. I’m so excited for our sandy feet digging in the ground. We’ll say I do and I love you and we’ll remember our first kiss.” – lyrics
‘Our First Kiss’ tells a charming tale (based on a true story) about how two friends who became lovers after experiencing their first kiss. Even though the woman in the relationship may not remember everything that happened, some things are still fresh on her mind like when she talked her significant other into taking her out, the first iced tea they shared on the patio, and when they played Brandy in her vehicle.
‘Our First Kiss’ contains a relatable narrative, ear-welcoming vocals, and heart-shaped melodies. Also, the acoustic-driven tune possesses soothing instrumentation scented with a warm contemporary R&B aroma.
“I wrote ‘Our First Kiss’ to serve as memorabilia for my husband and I to always cherish. Also, to remember the moments that we have together. My hopes after writing the song were to somehow send a message to others to do the same. This life is fleeting, so appreciate the people in your life while they are still here.” – Shailaun
For as long as she can remember, Shailaun (pronounced shy-lawn) has always been an artist connected to all things music. Her distinct and unique style derives from many musical influences and genres from her roots in gospel, R&B, electronic, (and now) sophisticated-Pop. Her soul-stirring music speaks across cultures and generations with smooth, sultry sounds in alto—reminiscent of Sade fused with the lyrical stylings of Anita Baker, Erykah Badu, and India Arie. Shailaun creates tunes with an internal desire to heal and encourage herself and the world around her.
“Our First Kiss” single
The Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas represents Shailaun. Also, she has worked with industry giants such as Michael Buble, Empire of the Sun, Fossil, and Southwest Airlines. However, music remained her outlet; as many of her songs were formed from her experiences during this journey.
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