American Idol® Contestant Terrian Releases First Single “I Am Free” and Offers It As a Free Download
Memphis, Tenn. (August 8, 2016) – Back from the Farewell Season of American Idol®, Terrian has returned to her roots in Memphis and is forging a musical path to inspire others.
Co-written and produced by Grammy® award-winner, Bryan Fowler, Terrian’s first single, “I Am Free,” is more than just her debut song. It defines her passion for where she’s been, where she’s going, and why she sings. “I want to spread the Good News beyond borders, to encourage, to loudly proclaim ‘I AM FREE!’” says Terrian.
“Growing up in North Memphis, I live in a place where gunshots and violence easily dampen the hopes and dreams of many. As a kid, I always had the perspective of somehow making it out of the hood. Just leaving it there and never coming back,” Terrian says.
“But one day I realized I was looking at things all wrong. It hit me that the reason God gave me music as an outlet was to rise above the oppression of where I grew up, but not to leave the people there behind. He gave music to me so I can be an instrument of His to inspire others to do the same.”
“That’s what ‘I Am Free’ is all about,” says Terrian. “Even in the darkness, nothing can hold us or drag us down. We can see the light and be free.”
Terrian is a member of the Hope Church Worship Team, along with her friend and mentor, Jill Dyson. Terrian met Dyson when she joined Angel Street, an organization that Dyson founded to mentor girls from under-resourced communities through music education. Terrian now serves as a mentor and vocal coach to the other young girls in the program.
“‘I Am Free’ is Angel Street’s anthem for this school year,” says Dyson. “The girls were excited to participate in the recording and are looking forward to being featured in Terrian’s upcoming music video.”
Terrian is making her debut song available as a free download from her web site, www.terrianbass.com.