The official website for the
Singer | Songwriter | Recording Artist
CD of ‘Appreciated’ includes:
Physical CD inside CD sleeve with front and back cover art as shown. CD sleeve will be delivered wrapped in plastic.
1. Holding You
3. Distant Love
4. Hey Ladies
5. Portrait of a Man
6. Magic (Introducing Kira Finn)
Stefon Simmons, also known as SOUND, is an adventurous talent. His 90s R&B roots, acappella choral training and fascination with connecting us all, are all presented through his music with a harmonic groove that soothes.
Born in Baltimore, MD and raised in the low-country of South Carolina and suburbs of northern Virginia, Stefon brought his sound and lyrics to Brooklyn, New York in 2013.
Self-Producing “A Sound Project: The Covers” in 2013 as a one-man acappella group, Stefon began to make his rounds to the local open mics on a weekly basis, honing his performance presence and landing various artist spotlights. It was at these open mics, that Stefon got involved with the local spoken word artists and poets. This was an element he desired to hear intertwined throughout his own compositions.
He spent the next 4 years continuing to perform throughout New York City and Philadelphia, PA, including an annual summer, Sunset on the Hudson, pier gig, where he is accompanied with acoustic guitar, in front of an audience of 200 people for 4 nights. During this time, he also began to work with writer Jayson Youngblood, performing for his R&B Night showcase and starring/performing in the music video for his song “Help Me”, garnishing over 4,000 video views on his Facebook page.
Stefon released his first EP, entitled “Appreciated”, on June 9, 2017. “Appreciated” debuted in the #1 spot on both Amazon Music’s Best Sellers and New Releases in Contemporary R&B Albums, #15 Best Sellers in R&B Albums, and #5 New Releases in R&B Albums. Stefon joined the ranks of artist’s such as SZA, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, and Bryson Tiller on these lists. Also, within 2 weeks of the release, various internet radio stations in the United Kingdom and 106.5FM In2Beats radio in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom began playing “Magic”, from the EP, frequently. It wasn’t long before he was ranked on Mi-Soul Radio’s Soul Connoisseurs Top 20 list as a “Breaker”, “the hottest future chart toppers”. From his early stages of songwriting and experimenting with sound to his current success as a performer and recording artist, it should be known his current ranks are a result of authentic personal and professional growth.
When he describes the EP, he says, “This is a brief presentation of the commitment and love that one should embody in order to rise to the occasion of a relationship with good intentions. The project is upbeat – punctuated with ballads. Celebratory and thoughtful. I hope that when you hear it, you have fun and are reminded to show appreciation for the special ones in your life.”
Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates from Stefon Simmons first.