Hawaii’s own KIMIÉ will be releasing her new album on March 5th, To The Sea, describing it as a reflection of her “musical journey thus far.” Songs like “Living in the City” and “Haters” offer fresh lyric themes and new genres, all the while revisiting her original acoustic sounds. The album follows KIMIÉ’s recently released single “Shame on You,” which reached #1 on radio stations in Hawaii. The new EP is rooted in Hawaiian, island and reggae music with a blend of acoustic and urban soul.“To The Sea is inspired by love, my Hawaiian upbringing, and my new endeavors,” said KIMIÉ. “While making this album I pushed myself to embrace change and take risks – these songs invite you on that journey.”The transitional album was produced completely independently by KIMIÉ through a Kickstarter campaign in 2012. “I chose this route for the completion of my new EP in hopes of taking full creative control over the project,” added KIMIÉ . “Meeting my goal and actually producing the album proved to be a challenge, but thanks to all of my fans and supporters I’ve grown from a musical artist to a business woman. The whole experience really made me appreciate the album that much more and especially each and every person who contributed to it. This is for them.”KIMIÉ will also celebrate the launch of her new album with a Hawaii tour in April. The dates and locations are as follows:March 22, 2013- O’ahu (Boardrider’s, 10pm)April 4, 2013 – Kona (tentative)April 5, 2013 – Hilo (Karma’s, 10 p.m.)April 12, 2013 – Maui (Stella Blues, 6 p.m.)April 13, 2013 – O’ahu (Surfer Bar, 8:30 p.m.)The 7 track EP is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, Xbox music and Rhapsody, as well as all upcoming concerts.A self-described island girl meets soul sista, KIMIÉ is a singer/songwriter from Hawaii of Hawaiian and Portuguese decent. Performing on the road with reggae legend Barrington Levy helped KIMIÉ develop her signature style, which weaves acoustic soul and reggae with a touch of R&B and funk into cool, sultry melodies. KIMIÉ’s free spirit can be heard through her lyrics on love, life and relationships. For more information about KIMIÉ and for bookings, visit www.iplaykimie.com or contact FR Management at email@example.com.