MoonChylde is set to release her first solo CD, “Caramel World,” on the TMG label nationally April 9 after recently being pre-released on CD at www.themoonchylde.com. It will also be available digitally on iTunes, she said.
Also known as Anna Brinson, MoonChylde recently entered the vast artist lineup for Tate Music Group, an Oklahoma-based music label. She is a former, longtime Atlanta cover band lead singer who wanted to expose the world to her own songs.
“I was spending nights doing other people’s music,” she recalled. “Really, I got tired. I wanted to sit down and write my stories.
“Music really touches something in people. I thought, if I write, something may touch me.”
MoonChylde recalled she spent a year writing and recording before contacting the label in fall 2011. Tate agreed to work with her on a national recording and distribution deal, and the result was “Caramel World,” featuring her original songs.
MoonChylde draws from neo-soul and R&B influences ranging from 1980s pop sensation Teena Marie to Sade and Adele. Her song themes range from her “passion” for life to such time-honored themes as new and broken relationships.
“I want to be a light in a dark place,” she said, referring to her MoonChylde name.
The singer is an Atlanta native whose introduction to music came in her formative years through her church and her mother’s piano playing, she said.
“I think God just put it in me,” she said.
Her two children graduated from Douglas County High School and she has a grandchild at North Douglas Elementary School.
At Emmanuel Worship Center in College Park she eventually contributed to a Christian music CD through participation in the choir. She moved professionally into secular music and eventually landed a job in 2001 as lead singer for the Atlanta-based Melodic Moon Band. She went on to serve as its manager as it performed cover songs at casinos and private parties for eight years.
After marrying her band’s drummer in 2008 and leaving the band and its constant touring, she now works at Family Dental Solutions in Marietta as she awaits the next chapter in her musical journey.
“The whole office is rooting for me,” she said. “They’re like my cheerleaders.”