Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear, I rise.
— Maya Angelou

Shanell Alyssa is a vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and creative visionary who believes in the power of music to teach us to better love and serve ourselves and one another. She uses music to communicate awareness around the most pressing issues of our time, all of whose remedies, she believes, can be tied on varying levels to love and service. Raised in the Black gospel tradition, Shanell attests to the tremendous power of music to transform hearts and unify communities.

Following a transformational spiritual awakening during her college years Shanell began writing and arranging songs and developed a unique style of weaving poignant lyrics with soulful r&b and neo-soul arrangements.

She believes each individual must work toward their truest expression of humanity through a call to Rise Above the stigma that the world wants to place around us. She makes a charge to all to stand for justice in love because love and grace are stronger than anger and hate.