Award-winning singer-songwriter Serena Ryder recently sat down with “omg! Insider” contributor Kristen Aldridge to talk about the growing success of “Stompa,” the first single from her upcoming album, “Harmony.” With six studio albums under her belt, the songstress is certainly not new to the music scene and has opened up for big names including Elton John and Aerosmith. She’s had lots of success back home in Canada, and now, she’s finally hitting her stride in the United States. “Stompa,” which raced up to the Top 10 on the Canadian Charts, took only three hours to record – from start to finish! In fact, the entire album was completed in just a few weeks and is set to be released in June. Ryder had written 60 songs for the album, but she decided to throw them all out to get a fresh start.
So, who are Serena’s musical muses? She draws inspiration from classics like Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone and has been a fan of Michael Jackson and Prince since she was a youngster.
Check out the vid to see Kristen and Serena take a musical walk down memory lane through the halls of the legendary Capitol Records building, and get a peek inside Frank Sinatra's personal lounge!
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