"Under The Moon" / Oceanic Records
Donna Rawlins, AKA Donatella: songwriter, singer & voiceover artist
"Under The Moon", is an esoteric blend of sensuous, reflective vocals
combined with hypnotic rhythms, electronics and acoustic guitars. Simply put, it has great grooves, insightful lyrics and beautiful, haunting melodies.
The electronica style title cut has been featured frequently on "The Young and the Restless" (CBS), "Passions" (NBC), the CBS mini series "And Never Let Her Go," "That’s Life" (CBS)--and the more starkly dramatic acoustic track, “Why” was featured on the WB's hit series, “Dawson’s Creek.”
Including the title track, six of the songs were produced and co-written by Argentinean collaborator, Eliot Waldhorn of e5 Music. Donna also joined her creative talents with other composer/producers: Seth Hartman (whose songs have been featured on "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" & "Dawson’s Creek"); Gold and Platinum award winning engineer/producer, Robert Feist, (Stevie Nicks, Belinda Carlisle, Anita Baker), owner of Ravenswork; and Platinum award winning songwriter/producer Mark Keefner (Tiffany) of Waymo Music. "Shadows Fall" was co-written with Jan Kuehnemund of Vixen, Stacy Robin of Imaginary Friends and Donna Eveland of Drawing Down The Moon.
Prior to this recording, Donna came to Los Angeles by way of Chicago, forming the band, Trial By Fire. Her first solo CD, "Imitation Gold" (featuring songs made famous by Momoe Yamaguchi) was released by Crown Records of Japan. Earlier in her songwriting career Billboard Magazine singled Donna out with awards for "She Keeps Crying" and "I Wanna Be There" from her "Who's Resisting Who" CD, co-written with and produced by Hit Musik Productions' Elliot Anders. Donna then teamed up with Stacy Robin to co-front the band, Imaginary Friends.
"Authentic. Genuine. Less of an act and more about the stuff of real life."
-- Les Reynolds, Indie-Music.com
"This is one CD worth listening to and one performer worth keeping an eye on."
-- Del Harvey, FMSound.net