Lisa Gentile's journey as an artist has been marked by dedication, resilience, and an unwavering passion for her craft. From her early days as a young girl singing in Annie to her move to New York City to pursue a full-time music and acting career, Lisa has always been determined to make her mark in the industry.
Despite facing setbacks, such as the untimely death of her producer Keith Diamond during the production of her first record, Lisa never gave up. She continued to write and collaborate with renowned writers and producers, honing her skills and creating her own unique sound. Her independently released albums, including Becoming, Three, and A Very Country Compilation, garnered national radio airplay and international recognition, earning her a Syracuse Area Music Award for Best Country Album.
Now, Lisa Gentile has released her latest album, Start Flying, which showcases her ability to transcend music genres and tell stories that resonate with listeners. The record features 12 self-written mini anthems that take us on a journey through life's ups, downs, and triumphs. With her masterful production, Lisa seamlessly blends pop, country, rock, and soul, creating a sound that is distinctly her own.
The album is a testament to Lisa's growth as an artist and producer. Each song represents her refusal to accept rejection and her determination to prove herself in a male-dominated industry. From the up-tempo tracks like Sweet on You, Drive, and On the Water, which celebrate the simple joys of life, to the vulnerable and haunting songs like Lifeline and Piece of Me, Lisa bares her soul and invites listeners to connect with her on a deeper level.
One standout track on the album is Guys Like You, a powerful rock and soul anthem that sends a strong message about the challenges faced by female artists in the industry. With I Drank the Cooking Wine, a classic country drinking song with a twist, Lisa showcases her versatility as an artist. Rise, Shine, and the title track Start Flying offer hope, encouragement, and inspiration, while Just When I Thought the Rain Would End, a heartfelt 80's power ballad written by Lisa at just 16 years old, closes out the album with a sense of nostalgia and authenticity.
For Lisa, this album is more than just a collection of songs. It represents her growth as an artist and her refusal to let anyone define her worth based on age, appearance, or any other external factors. She believes that true belief in an artist should be based on the quality of their art and their work ethic, not superficial criteria. With Start Flying, Lisa is ready to soar and prove to the world that she can overcome any obstacle and achieve greatness on her own terms. This is her time to fly, and she's doing it her way.