With all that’s happening around the world, it's sometimes difficult to see any bright side or find the strength to carry on. With her latest single, singer/songwriter Tracy Cruz reminds us of the importance of pushing past fear and staying persistent in pursuit of our dreams. “Keep Our Soul Alive” is an inspirational, mid-tempo groove produced by SoulBounce fave Brandon Williams. The track’s smooth, jazzy vibe is as soothing as the lyrics, motivating the listener to stay the course. Cruz’s voice is as pristine and powerful as ever as she sings, “We gotta keep givin' / No matter what they say / We gotta keep strivin' / Until we reach the sky / We gotta keep vibin' / To keep our soul alive.”
This track is a melodic masterpiece and serves as the lead single from Tracy's upcoming project Art of Facts, the second installment in her EP trilogy to be completed this summer. It seems Cruz tapped into a deeply personal space in order to craft this latest offering, writing the song during a particularly difficult time in her life. She says, “I felt like I was experiencing a whirlwind of various professional and personal challenges. I was struggling to pay the bills but wanted to pursue my career as an independent music artist. During this ordeal, I realized I still had to find my peace within the storm. I had to make sure I was keeping myself happy, keeping my soul alive which was through music.” Channeling that energy into her art not only helped her to weather her own storm, it will likely help fans persevere through challenges of their own.
Give the rousing and relatable new single from Tracy Cruz a spin below and you are guaranteed to find your happy place. Head to her website to grab the first release from her EP trilogy, H3artifacts, and keep an eye out for Art of Facts and Purple H3artifacts, which will be released on June 30th and July 28th, respectively. West Coast Bouncers can grab tickets here for her upcoming live shows in San Jose and Studio City, California.