A Love Like Ours
SINGER/SONGWRITER DOMINIQUE TONEY DEBUTS WITH ECLECTIC & CONFESSIONAL ALTERNATIVE SOUL-POP SONG CYCLE A LOVE LIKE OUR. 11-SONG CD FEATURES SPECIAL GUESTS RAY PARKER JR AND DOMINIQUE’S FATHER KEVIN TONEY (FOUNDING KEYBOARDIST OF THE BLACKBYRDS)
God-gifted beauty, birthright, talent, dedication and intelligence: it’s a rare and spellbinding miracle when all of these intricate puzzle pieces click and are then claimed within one talented lady. In 2014, that lady is Dominique Toney.
In possession of a voice that’s full and rich, smooth yet sweet and with an emotional quality that lures the ear, this statuesque Los Angeles born newcomer stands out in a landscape otherwise dominated by sound-alike vocals. As a young accomplished singer, songwriter, classically trained keyboardist and actress, NYU alumnus Dominique is thoroughly prepared for an amazing journey as an artist.
The album (available August 12) is a loosely thematic song cycle detailing the arc of a relationship — the joy, the pain and the lessons learned. The music moves from the sassily flirtatious opener “Loving You’s So Easy” to the jazzy Latin swing of the title track “A Love Like Ours” (featuring Dominique’s father Kevin Toney) to a powerful heart-tugging ballad entitled “Pieces” (featuring Ray Parker Jr. on acoustic and electric guitars) to the mid-tempo dance pop piece “Blink of An Eye.”
“A OBVIOUSLY TALENTED, VISIONARY AND BRAVE YOUNG LADY TO PUT OUT SUCH AN ARTISTIC MASTERPIECE.”
– BOB DAVIS, SOUL PATROL
“Loving You’s So Easy”, an elegant, finger-snapping tale of new found romance that finds her wrapping crisp, silky tones around a groove that harmoniously blends R&B, pop, and funk.”
– Justin Kantor, SOUL TRACKS
“A young accomplished singer, songwriter, classically trained keyboardist and actress she has performed with Ray Parker Jr., The Blackbyrds and Charles Wright. This NYU alumnus Dominique is thoroughly prepared for an amazing journey as an artist in her own right.”
– Scott Galloway, Urban Buzz
“She definitely has a terrific voice that could do a lot of different styles of music. I can see she is destined for greatness.” – Doug Sinclair, WSJF – Smooth Jazz Florida Radio