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“Pretty Words” By Sylvie's Songs Ft. Amanda Sullivan Is Selected for ‘On Peace Street'

"Pretty Words" by Sylvie's Songs Feat. Amanda Sullivan Is Selected For BWH Music Group’s ‘On Peace Street,’ A Compilation Album Featuring Emerging and Exceptional Independent Artists And Songwriters Sharing Songs About Peace and Social Justice.

(Albuquerque, New Mexico)

About Pretty Words

Written by Sylvie Abate, "Pretty Words" is a song about the cycle of emotional abuse. The song explores the "honeymoon" period in an abusive relationship where the abuser shows a side of themselves that the victim may truly love, pushing them further into the relationship and the continuous cycle.

"It's good to hear you're gonna change. That things will be different this time. Don't want to remember all your promises. 'Cause I want who you are now. And I want who you are now. And I'm falling, I'm falling for your pretty words." - Sylvie Abate, Pretty Words

"Pretty Words" is a single that was released in advance of the concept album, I Walk Out Of The Fog. The title, Walk OUT of the FOG, is based on the acronym F.O.G. which stands for Fear, Obligation, and Guilt. The term FOG was first coined by Susan Forward and Donna Frazier in the book Emotional Blackmail and describes feelings that a person often has when in a relationship with someone who has a personality disorder. 

Through eight songs, Sylvie explores emotional abuse and recovery.  Four songs have been released including "Pretty Words", "Flashing Yellow Lights", "Indecision", and "Roots Run Deep." There will be eight songs on the album: ​(1) Beautiful Disaster, (2) Indecision, (3) Yellow Flashing Lights, (4) Pretty Words, (5) Honey You Lie, (6) Roots Run Deep, (7) Broken Year,  and (8) You Can't Take My Voice Away.  

"Pretty Words" is sung by lead vocalist Amanda Sullivan who carries the song with a deeply felt, emotional performance. Instrumentally, the song is intentionally sparse featuring a duo between piano and cello. The delicate and flowing piano is performed by Phred Mileski who also sings harmonies, and the moving cello lines, that weave through the song, are performed by Cleo Flemming.

About Sylvie's Songs

Currently residing in New Mexico, and originally  from Connecticut, Sylvie Abate grew up listening to her father play popular music on an electric organ.  After trying the organ, she switched to guitar and took lessons throughout her childhood and teens. Sylvie went on to study classical guitar at the Hartt School of Music and  the New England Conservatory of Music.  She holds a Bachelor Degree in Guitar Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.  Many of her original songs incorporate finger-style guitar playing.

Sylvie's Songs has over 45,000 song plays on ReverbNation, the world's leading digital music distributor.  Several songs have aired on college radio (70 stations) across the United States  On digital radio, her songs have garnered over 20,000 spins in the  United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, France, Germany, Australia, Switzerland,  and Japan.  "Yellow Flashing Lights" was aired on Woman of Substance Radio's "Me Too" special and  "Pretty Words" was chosen for the National Missing Persons Gina Songwriting Contest.  "Roots Run Deep" aired on  National Indie Radio's "HerStory" and  "Roots & Wings" programs. 

“Indecision” has aired nationally on 66 cable TV channels and was also distributed by Euro Indie Weekly where it was aired on Rtua TV Orvieto (Umbria), Tele Futura (Campania),  ele Radio Sciacca – DTT (Sicilia), Eden TV  (Veneto, Lombardia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia), Tele Vallo (Salerno , Potenza, Matera) and  LaQtv(Abruzzo),   Sylvie's Songs have also been distributed in China on Xiami,  QQMusic,  Weibo,  Douban and WeChat.   Sylvie' Songs hold synch licenses with several major TV networks including ETV! Network, the A & E Network, Oxygen, The Discovery Network, TLC Network and VH1.

"Nuanced songwriting leaves listeners feeling like they’ve experienced something rather remarkable."  - Cashbox Canada

For more information about Sylvie's Songs, please visit her website.

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About BWH Music Group

BWH Music Group works with today’s best emerging independent artists to achieve common goals in sound and artist promotions offering Recording Services, Compilation Releases, Music Public Relations, and National Indie Radio. A sought-after post-production studio for emerging artists, “BWH Music Group has become synonymous with hosting some of the biggest and brightest young stars on their roster.” – Gas House Radio.


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