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Miss Renee Simone exudes a comfortable, rich and warm elegance. A soulful feminine strength.
 
"To be soft and graceful yet being able to ROAR when it's needed, that to me represents feminine strength"

'ROAR' is a call to action for women to grant themselves permission to be everything they want to be. She describes it as a coming of age, and just like the female musical trail-blazers who inspired her with their battles against conformity in their time, she encourages the passion within all women, particularly mothers, to rise up and be fabulous now.

Miss Renee Simone is powered by a team of amazing women with incredible skills. These women have become the engine that drives 'Miss Renee Simone' as an independent artist and entity.

Conversations with these women have given rise to more questions which she then shared with friends, fans and family through social media and in person. She spoke with women of all ages and from all walks of life about what makes us strong, what makes us vulnerable and what gives us hope.

“Women’s stories have a universal theme the world over and across generations. I drew inspiration from the hundreds of women who shared their stories of empowerment and disempowerment with me over a period of 12 months as I wrote the album. Women who have faced extreme adversity and risen to the challenge, women who are still working it out, women who refuse to give up.”

These stories are the heartbeat of ROAR. 
 

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released October 14, 2013

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Miss Renee Simone Australia

“A voice like layers of tiramisu topped with smooth chocolate sauce.”- Angus Stone
“If honey had a sound it would be like Miss Renee Simone’s voice”-Bernard Fanning
“A remarkable, captivating voice”–Glam Adelaide Magazine
“Mesmirising” – Rip it Up Magazine
"Reminiscent of an early Sade" Eric Bibb
“Will leave you on an emotional high”–OnDit Magazine
“An intoxicating performer”- The Barefoot Review
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Track Name: Don't Let it Break You
Don’t let it break you
Sometimes things are hard
Harder than you know
Don’t let it break you
Sometimes things are hard
Harder than you know
Get up and be strong
Rise up and stand tall
Get your back up off that wall

If I’d known how tough this would be I may not have even begun
They try to pull me constantly
But there’ll always be people gonna say what they’re gonna say

I will not let it break me
Not saying that its easy
Sticks and stones you know your own mind is the thing that’s least kind in this world y’all

Don’t let it break you
Sometimes things are hard

Had to learn how to protect me cause life it just keeps on a coming
Stretch my body and remember to sleep
Eat consciously, speak honestly

I will not let it break me
Integrity stay with me
Sticks and stones you know your own mind is the thing that’s least kind in this world y’all

Don’t let it break you
Sometimes things are hard
Harder than you know
Don’t let it break you
Sometimes things are hard
Harder than you know
Get up and be strong, rise up and stand tall
Get your back up off that wall

And those times when it piles up on me they say nothing can last forever
I’ve been down been up all around
Stay positive, choose who you’re with

I will not let it break me
Integrity stay with me
Sticks and stones you know your own mind is the thing that’s least kind in this world y’all


Falling when you’re young
falling when you’re old
that’s just the way
that’s what you’re supposed to do
everyone’s the same
its not a case of you
its not a case of me
but when we rise again
that is when we’ll grow you’ll see

So don’t let it break you
Sometimes things are hard
Harder than you know
Don’t let it break you
Sometimes things are hard
Harder than you know
Get up and be strong, rise up and stand tall
Get your back up off that wall

Get up get up
Get up off that wall
Get your back up off the wall

You’ve been working so hard
Well it’s gonna get easier

Get up off that wall
Track Name: Daddy
Don’t get too busy daddy
Working for your life
Prison in your mind

Don’t get too busy daddy
Working for your life
Missing out on life

And you know you know you know you know you know x4

All that you need is some time in the sunshine x4

Don’t get too busy daddy
Working for your life
Prison in your mind

Don’t get too busy daddy
Working for your life
Missing out on life

And you know you know you know you know you know x4
Track Name: Top Shelf
Some things in life they say are free
you got wrong the girl baby that ain't me
I’m off the top shelf cant you see
The best things in life aint always free

You wanna hang around with me
you just expect me to be free
I’m content to live independently
Coz the best things in life aint always
free
Track Name: Dust Off Your Wallet
You say that you want me
You beg to be mine
You say that you wish for me
By your side, all the time

Well Ill tell you all that it takes
To impress a woman like me
It takes good old fashioned chivalry
And a true smile to greet me

So dust off your wallet
Come pick me up
Bring me some flowers baby
You wanna be in my good books?

It aint a rocket science test no no no
Its just the way that you’re gonna get the best
of a woman like me
Its real simple baby
So simple baby
Track Name: You are Beautiful
Oh my people stand still for a second
I Gotta lot of love and I’m hoping you can listen
You see, I been a few places
Made a few friends and I seen a few faces
Scaled the spectrum to find where my place is
I realised my child was my basis
My foundation I took it back to basics
I found something that I could relate with
And now upon stages, I find grace
I opened up my eyes to the universal space
Opened up my heart to God and her ways
Now I give thanks every single day

You are Beautiful
Don’t act small
Don’t play it down
Yes you’re wonderful
If you’ve got love
Then share it around

Tell my people how I feel for a second
And if you don’t dance one chance for redemption
See this is my intervention
Where love is the lesson blessing people in the front section
I’m feeling so alive watch the sun setting
Summertime vibes everyone one dressing down
I feel it through my soul in my art and my sound
I’m talking bout the love that’s around
I thank you for this vibe that we found
and with the life we’re living, smiles we’re giving
Gather round listen now

Brother and Sista check how you feel
on a day like today something true something real
So warm we shine like the sun
even when the winter wind comes
our heart beats stronger than the drums
and now you know where I come from
I’m sending out some love for ya Mamas out there
Yes I’m sending out some love for ya Mamas out there

You are Beautiful
Don’t act small
Don’t play it down
Yes you’re wonderful
If you’ve got love
Then share it around

I’m gonna tell the people what I really want to say
Cause too many years I didn’t live life that way
I thought, what’s the use of singing if you’re not gonna say?
Cause every time you sing it out its just like you pray
So now I’m asking for happiness and peace for all beings
Unity, simplicity and healing we need
When Mama’s feeling good and she’s rocking the way
She’s gonna build a home where her children can stay
So then they go about their business with a joy in their heart
Bringing love and sunshine to the streets and the parks
and all the people that they’re reaching they’re feeling it too
We’re raisin the vibration every mama me and you yeah

You are Beautiful
Don’t act small
Don’t play it down
Yes you’re wonderful
If you’ve got love then share it around
If you’ve got love then share it around
We’ve got love lets spread it around
Track Name: Sinker and Hook
Started out as just a
shoulder for his tears
his sensitivity, exposing his fears
that’s a good one
yeah the oldest in the book
and like a sucker she fell sinker and hook

and she said oh and she’s fallin’ for it
Oh she’s fallin’ for it
wouldn’t have to tell no one
we don’t have to tell no one

Stay and chill with me,
he lights a candle
Another glass of wine,
come on, driving’s a hassle
Just a little while and
then ill take you home
The day I’ve had I just cant face it alone

and she said oh and she’s fallin for it
oh she’s fallin for it
wouldn’t have to tell no one
we don’t have to tell no one

What my doing here
I don’t wanna do,
I don’t wanna do, I don’t wanna do
What my doing here
I don’t wanna do
I don’t wanna do this
don’t wanna do

You’re so pretty
and your skin is divine
You smell so good
but I’m not that type of guy
oh dear it seems that now I’m too drunk to drive
Here’s a cushion and
another glass of wine

and she said oh and she’s fallin’ for it
oh she’s fallin’ for it
wouldn’t have to tell no one
we don’t have to tell no one

What my doing here
I don’t wanna do,
I don’t wanna do, I don’t wanna do
What my doing here
I don’t wanna do
I don’t wanna do this
don’t wanna do

Just wanna lie with you
why are you so reserved?
Let me rub your shoulders
girl you know you deserve it
He said, you cant be comfy
why not take off those jeans
Come on, relax, what’s wrong?
its not what it seems

and she said oh and she’s fallin’ for it
OH she’s fallin’ for it
wouldn’t have to tell no one
we don’t have to tell no one

Well she really didn’t
deal with this one right
She said what about,
what about the time?
He didn’t think it was,
something to talk about
Be in this moment he said
Its fine

And she said
I don’t wanna do this
I really don’t know
I don’t wanna do this
I really don’t know
I don’t wanna do this
I really don’t know
No no no I said no

Now his egos at stake
and she feels guilty
Did she encourage him?
She’s feeling giddy
Oh it’s a good one yeah the oldest in the book and like a sucker she fell sinker and hook

And she said oh and she’s fakin it
ooh she’s fakin it
Wouldn’t have to tell no one
We don’t have to tell no one
Ooh (she’s fakin it) ooh (she’s fakin it)
Yeah she’s fakin
and so is his wife
Track Name: Mama Now
I’m a Mama now
And I aint got no more time for wasting
Yes I’m a Mama now
And I aint got no more time for clowns

So pick up your big red nose
and get out

I’m a Mama now
And I aint got no more time for wasting
Yes I’m a Mama now
And I aint got no more time for clowns

You see I’m not gonna tire from your old excuses
And now your seein why I didn’t wanna take your name boy
Oh yes you should understand
That I’m a woman whether or not you’re a man
You can fool some people sometimes
But you cant fool all the people all the time
So now I’ve seen the light I’m gonna
stand up for my rights

Yeah coz I’m a Mama now
And I aint got no more time for wasting
Yes I’m a Mama now
And I aint got no more time for clowns

So pick up your big red nose
and get out you clown
Track Name: Woman Rise Up
Yes you brought the fire within me
And now I found that which was in me
Yes you brought the fire within me

Realised, I couldn’t do what I wanted to
Came the time for the big review
Think of you
I’m not one but two
Moving out and I’m moving new
No more standing in housing queues
build a yard based on my virtues
Found the roots that will see us through
The seed was planted and

You brought the fire within me
Yes you brought the fire within me

When I stop and think what I’ve done
stop and look at what I’ve become
did what they said couldn’t be done
Not a place where I will succumb
I’m the Queen-this is my Queendom
Now I finally found my rhythm
Yes I feel the beat to my drum
Found a place I feel I belong
Found a place that I can call home

Msilale (lale) wanawake (women rise up)

With the wisdom handed to me
Shared amongst the family tree
Bring the fruits impart them on thee
As you move along your journey
Live your life this is your legacy
And the cycle loops infinitely
Know you’re blessed protected you will see
And rejoice that you can be free
Always close I promise I will be

I pray you have the fire within you
the purpose of your soul

Napenda kukuona mpenzi wangu ni furaha
Ya moyo wangu moyo wangu ya (I love you, you are the joy of my heart)

Mwanamke ni chachu ya maendeleo, (a woman is an important part of any development) eyram (he has blessed me)

Msilale (lale) wanawake

Yes You brought the fire within me
and now I find that which was in me
coz you forced me to be true
Track Name: Revive
We’re gonna revive with music, revive with music
We're gonna revive with music its the only way for us to feel alright

I turned off my phone and I’ve unplugged the net
Birds singing freely, I wanna be like them

The race keeps on racing and they like us mute
But songs live forever so let us tribute
Were gonna revive with music
So nothing else can make us lose it
We gonna revive with music
We’ll clean up the sky send our spirits so high

And as I sing these words
the sunlight pours through the clouds on my face
I’m feeling lucky today
Sure that Ill find my way
I cannot find my freedom
while Im sitting in front of TV
I need to speak up for the things that matter to me

So I’ve turned off my phone and I’ve unplug the net
Birds singing freely, I wanna be like them
The race keeps on racing and cultures dilute
But songs live forever so lets us tribute

We gonna revive with music
So nothing else can make us lose it
We gonna revive with music
We’ll clean up the sky send our spirits so high
Revive with music
No don’t you ever lose it
We’ll fix up the sky send our frequencies high
We’re gonna make the sun shine
We’re gonna make the sun shine

Well little did I know
It’s a wolf pit out there only step if you dare now
I’m feeling lucky today
Sure that ill find my way
I cannot find my freedom
If I eat only what they will feed me
I like to grow it myself
That way I know where its been

I’ve turned off my phone and I’ve unplug the net
Birds singing freely, I wanna be like them
The race keeps on racing lets learn from our roots
songs live forever so lets us tribute
We gonna revive with music
So nothing else can make us lose it
We gonna revive with music
We’ll clean up the sky send our spirits so high
Revive with music
No don’t you ever lose it
We’ll fix up the sky send our frequencies high
We gonna make the sun shine oh yeah
People yeah yeah

It’s the only way for us to feel alright
lets slow, slow down
Track Name: Stronger Than Ever
I was terrified for too long
By things I knew were wrong
Over and over and over
You cut me down

But like a weed like a noxious tree
I just keep growing back you see
Stronger than before

Raise your voice just one more time
Play your games try and mess up my mind
I know your tricks; you’re out of stunts
You get what, you put up with, so Im done

I’m stronger than ever
Than ever before
Than ever

The minute that I stepped away from you
The force that you had became untrue
Its not what you call me but what I answer to
Im stronger than before

It’s just a case of necessity
It had to happen eventually
I had to save my identity
I guess its just a blessing to me

I’m stronger than ever
Than ever before
Than ever

You wont always get what you want
But sometimes you get what you need