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Alana Lee Inspires Fans to 'Dream Out Loud'

July 12, 2013

YellowBrix

Three years after sharing the ups and downs of young love on her popular debut single "Butterflies" -- which earned the praise of famed pop culture blogger Perez Hilton and scored over 12 million YouTube views -- 16-year-old Alana Lee (www.alanaleemusic.net) is soaring again.

This time, she's taking off into young adulthood with two demonstrative ballads that reflect her soulful maturity as a vocalist and evolution as an emerging independent artist.

Her upcoming singles, the infectious "Dream Out Loud" (due to launch on iTunes in August 6) and "Perfect Storm," are part of the multi-talented performer's dynamic new musical relationship with international recording star Thomas Barsoe, founder of The OC Hit Factory -- a music academy, record label and critically-acclaimed songwriting camp. Barsoe co-wrote and produced both tracks, which will be released by Alana's own Alana Lee Productions.

"Dream Out Loud" (written by Barsoe, Lars Halvor Jensen and Pam Sheyne) and "Perfect Storm" (penned by Barsoe, Jensen, Dixie Maxwell and Catrien Maxwell) will also be included in Alana's upcoming five-track EP, featuring several songs co-written by Alana and Barsoe.

A dramatic, emotional video for "Dream Out Loud" (also slated for release in August) chronicles a powerful lifelong friendship, depicting a key element in Alana's creative growth.

Dedicated to discovering and developing young talent, The OC Hit Factory family consists of finalists from "The X Factor," international recording artists, nationally and internationally-recognized songwriters and bands, as well as local acts.

Alana has also appeared in several short films at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Orange, Calif. She played the lead role of Shira in Oren Peleg's "Barely Bar Mitzvah'd," which won a first place at the Jewish Film Festival in Long Beach.

The following year, Dan Brumer cast Alana in a supporting role in his film "The Yoke." More recently, she played "Anna" in Patrick Dawn's "Allegiance" and Dan Brumer cast Alana again in his thesis film, "Chester Briggins Magic Blood". Several years ago, she appeared in her first feature-length film, "The Measure of a Man," produced by Higher Definition Media.

For the latest on Alana Lee, visit www.alanaleemusic.net, www.facebook.com/alanaleeproductions, https://twitter.com/#/alanaleemusic, and http://www.youtube.com/user/AlanaLee21 Source: Pop Dynamo Alana Lee

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