Rising R&B singer/songwriter Porcelan quells anticipation by releasing her long-awaited debut album, ‘Mood Ring.’ The project, headed by the singles like “Act Out,” inspired by the 90’s film, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, and “Grimey,” proves to be a rousing showcase from the newcomer.
“Sonically, I wanted to create a project of emotions that connects with people on a personal level,” states Porcelan. “A project that has elements of happiness, sadness, excitement and passion. ‘Mood Ring’ speaks to the life of relationships—the good, the bad and the ugly. So whatever mood you’re feeling in that moment, is what I feel ‘Mood Ring’ speaks to.”
“There are so many things that have inspired me to name and record my debut album, Mood Ring,” adds Porcelan. “Mood Ring is the idea of not being boxed-in. I have been anticipating to show the world the many dimensions to who I am. Life is a mood. Each day you want to feel something different from it. I wanted to put a project together that spoke to people and their day to day lives. I wanted to talk about different relationships that people encounter.”
Included with the release is a new music video for her single, “Toxic,” featuring Stevie Wonder on the harmonica. The song was inspired by a past relationship where a person loves someone so much, but that other person, is just not good for them. They want to make the relationship work so badly, but its just about being honest and simply letting it go.
Porcelan also shared the importance of the album’s title track.
“The title-track, ‘Mood Ring’ is a very special record to me,” she said. “It’s inspired by me being free to be myself and not apologizing for it. I am owning who I am and proud of who I’m becoming. I won’t be conforming to who people want me to be. It’s all about the mood.”