Sasha Lazard is internationally acclaimed for her pristine and richly expressive soprano, visionary musicality, mesmerizing performances, and breathtaking sense of style. For her fifth release, Lumiere, Sasha Lazard has made the boldest decision of her career and crafted a deeply personal body of work with, for the first time ever, her own original compositions.
Sasha’s operatic chops and pop sensibility have put her at the forefront of what has been dubbed in the mainstream “classical crossover.” Her stunning debut, The Myth Of Red (Higher Octave), was an epiphanic melding of genres and themes that appeared on the Billboard charts for both dance music and classical crossover. Sasha’s second major label release saw her working with Grammy Award-winning producer Peter Asher, members of the London Philharmonic, she released the duet album, Siren (Manhattan Records). Sasha has been invited to perform in 15 countries. In addition, the most discriminating names in fashion and luxury have hosted her as a special musical guest. Sasha has performed in honor of designers like Narciso Rodriguez and Caroline Herrera, and esteemed brands such as Bulgari, Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, and Maserati.
I am putting my new album Lumière out into the world this week. I am terrified and excited as it is my most personal to date. It has taken me four wonderful and beautifully excruciating years to create this work.
I did a lot of writing on Lumière, and had the opportunity to make music with the most amazing team possible: My beloved friend David Tobocman was the main producer, co-writer, and oversaw every aspect of the album; cellist Dave Eggar did all of the string arrangements and his signature sound is all over this collection; the brilliant Everett Bradley wrote “The Sexiest Mistake” for me with Avram Gleitsman; my longtime producer, and film soundtrack score mastermind Frank Fitzpatrick created a magical and ethereal version of the sacred Gayatri Mantra; we wrote a track for “Hiding Place” around the astonishing talent of Moose Ali Khan and his magnificent Hang drum playing.
I had the greatest honor of working with songwriters/producers extraordinaire Heather Holley and Rob Hoffman on “Alone Together.” Heather coached me brilliantly through many vocals session with Scooby around to keep me calm and centered. Martin Zarzar came by a session in NYC without any instruments and managed to create some incredible percussion tracks for “Hiding Place” and “The Look of Love.”
Alex Vargas, James Flannigan, and JP Jones taught me how to write in our London sessions. Chris Joyner played accordion on “The Marshmallow Tree;” Jay Sustain brought melancholic song Lumiere to life with his uplifting, gorgeous remix. Also, I am proud to finally be properly releasing Bliss‘ “Miles Away” and “Nocturne!”
It was an honor and pleasure to have worked with all of these friends, and many more.
Please buy, share, but mostly, enjoy this album.
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Welcome to my new official site at sashalazard.com
This is an exciting time for me as we are just a little over 2 weeks away from the release of my new album Lumière.
This album is a big step for me as it marks my debut as a songwriter after many years where my focus was on performing and interpreting existing material. I’m sharing a lot of myself on this new record, and had the great privilege of collaborating with an amazing cast of musicians including my producer David Tobocman, cellist Dave Eggar, and many others.
Make sure to check my Facebook and Soundcloud for album and show updates, and exclusive streams of tracks from Lumière. And stay in touch with me on Twitter as well!
All the Best,