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Natural Onyx shares dynamic new album 'Shades of Onyx, Vol 1'

The album sets the tone for what audiences can expect from Natural Onyx.

Natural Onyx is unique in every way imaginable. Not only does her aesthetic set her apart, but her voice, melodies, and lyrics all are far from conventional and can be described as "in a another world." Natural Onyx (real name Kisshiyah Israel) has a captivating ability to draw in an audience is unmatched and sets the tone for what fans can expect from the singer.

Onyx's first single of 2021 "Red Lighters," is a perfect example of just how different and multi-faceted she truly is. She shows off her vocal capabilities and entices audiences with a curiosity of what's to come next. In addition to the dynamic single, the Cincinnati-native, who goes by the alias Natural Onyx because Onyx was the first stone that she gravitated to on her healing journey, has plenty of standout tracks on the latest album she released as well.

Her new album, called Shades of Onyx, Vol. 1, can be described as a musical representation of significant life moments for Natural Onyx.

"Shades Of Onyx is a musical representation of key points of my life where I had to shed pieces of myself that no longer served me, and points in my life where I met individuals that helped me to see what I was healing from and what I wanted out of this life," she said. "On top of that, I released my single 'Red Lighters' to introduce my summer project, so stay tuned. This upcoming project is about healing with variations of frequencies and awareness."

Keep reading to learn more about Natural Onyx, and follow her on Instagram @naturalonyx.

Has your upbringing played a role in shaping your sound? If so, how?

Definitely. I was brought up in a strong spiritual family foundation being raised to be a virtuous woman, and to be responsible with my vessel. That along with the experiences I choose has really groomed my thoughts, musical/conversational topics, and demeanor.

How would you describe your sound to those who aren't familiar with you?

5. My sound is original to describe it I would say it feels like "the 90s meets the future."

What ultimately inspired you to choose a career in music?

Music has always played a great deal in my life on my outlook of self the world and the energies around me. So many times where music has helped me get through this life. I want to do for others what music has done for me help heal.

What message do you hope fans take away from your music?

Above all, I hope fans remember the message of the importance of self healing and implementing self love. I hope my fans start manifesting their best version of self as they are vibing to my frequency.

Stream her latest album Shades of Onyx, Vol. 1 below.