The Hollywood Times takes great pleasure of Premiering the new single from singer/songwriter Penelope entitled ‘s “First Step” today, August 18th.
Penelope had this to say about her new single “First Step,” “My inspiration comes from what I know God has placed inside of me. Walking in faith is by far the scariest thing and if you don’t take control of fear it’ll control your life. I’ve learned to take an exciting approach when I don’t know the outcome and it also confirms I’m on the right path.”
This new release follows the recent announcement of Penelope’s single being chosen to be featured on the soundtrack for Saban Films’ upcoming movie “Soul Assassin” starring Bruce Willis. Which we now know will be Bruce Willis’ last film.
Check out “First Step” right here:
“The intro with the beautiful sound of a piano catches your attention followed by uplifting music and Penelope’s glorious voice. ‘Follow your dreams and not your fears’! All the main ingredients for an award-winning song that deserved to be on a movie soundtrack.” Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times
The New Jersey based R&B Singer-Songwriter Penelope (Shanice Robinson) performed Live at New Day Associates & John Blassingame’s Fashion Show, Music Event and celebration of Hype Magazine’s 20 Year Anniversary along with Deja Marie, and Just Jay. The event was held back in May at the Marriott Hotel on Hotel Road near Newark International Airport.
“John has been a major fashionista for 40 + years. I’m super honored to be a part of this celebration as he has the who’s who in the house. This will be a phenomenal time, there’s always food, drinks, fashion and great entertainment. I didn’t hesitate to accept this show. See you there.” A quote from Penelope about her excitement to have been asked to be part of the show.
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Penelope had the music within her from a young age, singing in church at just five years old. She later relocated with her family to Stockbridge, Georgia, outside of Atlanta, where she attended middle school. Penelope ran track and was a cheerleader, athletically excelling as the highest toe touch on her cheerleading squad and named the fastest female runner in her state. While Penelope was a model athlete, she was an introvert who struggled with making friends and often found herself in trouble in high school—getting into fights, where she felt like she couldn’t contain her rage. Her anger was compounded by depression, leading to debilitating chronic migraines. She attempted suicide three times in her teenage years, and thankfully failed. She started writing poetry as a means to channel her emotions, though making music wasn’t too far in the distance.
Penelope enrolled in college, majoring in medicine, but two life-altering events led to her temporarily leaving. One was a vicious assault, and the other was the birth of her daughter. “My daughter became my reason to succeed at everything I did,” she explains. Penelope started writing songs and roughly recording music over the years, unsure and unconfident about bringing it into the world. She finally decided to actively pursue music in 2018, cutting her first track and releasing it in 2019. “I loved Penelope Garcia on CBS’s Criminal Minds, so I started recording under the name Penelope,” she says of her moniker’s origin. However, it became much more than that.
Much like Beyoncé with Sasha Fierce or Clark Kent with Superman, Penelope marked a transformation and a place to go where her insecurities and inhibitions were left at the door. Now, after recently signing with ThatHUBBLife ENT, a socially responsible, entertainment records label, Penelope is geared for stardom, making music with a message and real substance. Recently Penelope announced that one of her singles has been chosen to be featured on the soundtrack for Saban Films’ upcoming movie “Soul Assassin” starring Bruce Willis. However, while Penelope is the face, the real strength dials back to Shanice, who didn’t let her life experiences define her, they only fueled her passion to make a difference. Stay tuned to Penelope’s social below for more information on her as well as updates on the release of “Honest” and future single from this talented singer-songwriter.
About ThatHUBBLife ENT:
ThatHUBBLife ENT, LLC is a socially responsible Entertainment, Networking and Therapeutic company that will introduce a roster of new talent, releasing their music, but also making sure that they’re prepared for the road ahead in an otherwise unforgiving music industry. ThatHUBBLife ENT, LLC will include some of the tenets that Al-Tariq has applied to his previous missions, including intentional focuses on understanding the Entertainment business, the art of Networking and arts Therapy for self-empowerment. We plan to raise the bar with having artists reach their proverbial next level so, when they do release music, they can understand, replicate and teach the process to others and maintain sustainability.
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