Singing/Songwriter Lisa Simmons has written and produced songs for such artist as Fantasia, JoJo, Kelly Rowland, Jeannie Ortega, Sunshine Anderson, Kelly Price, Oliva, Juice, Michelle Williams, Howard Hewitt, Randy Crawford, Mary Mary, Backstreet Boys, and Kasey Butler. They have also written for Television and Film, such as ” Save the last dance 2″, and “Hair Show”.
Lisa began her musical career while she was attending the Los Angeles County High School For The Arts. Resident production team SoulShock & Karlin, best known for hits such as Whitney Houston’s “Heart Break Hotel” and Fantasia’s “Truth Is.” Together with Elektra Records, they signed Lisa to a joint record deal. It was during this time that Lisa discovered that she could write songs, and ended up writing 9 of the 12 songs on her debut album, including her first single to be released on Elektra Records.
“ I remember feeling overwhelmed with the fact that I could not get a musical track to save my life. It was so difficult because I would have songs in my head, and no music to put it to. I would literally just listen to other artist songs, tune them out, and write to the music behind them. I think people would be shocked to know that a few of my songs were written that way, but I had no choice I had to do what I had to do, and after a while of writing this way, I decided that I was going to have to produce music myself, so I sold some CD’s of a few of my songs to create revenue, purchased logic, and shortly after began making tracks”