The Sounds, The Stories: 07 – Dréa and Robert L. Smith

A live recording of The Sounds, The Stories with Dréa and Robert L. Smith.

Dréa is a singer, songwriter, classical pianist, poet and spoken word artist. Her songs tell the story of a life lived thus far, encompassing a wide range of emotion and conviction.

Robert is an Oscar & Grammy winning, Emmy nominated Producer/Engineer/Mixer and owner of Defy Recordings. Recent clients of note include Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, U2, Chaka Khan, Placido Domingo, Ingrid Michelson, Christina Aguilera, Alice Cooper and Duran Duran.

“When Dréa reached out to me”, describes Robert, “I was taken with the quality of her compositions and depth of her writing. She is mining subjects that most artists fear to embrace, and the courage she brings to her songs is such that I have only seen, rarely. Her music is not Pop music. Its music for those that want to feel something outside of the usual. It will make you think. It will make you remember. It might make you uncomfortable. Her songs did all of that for me. In the best way. The best art makes you feel something, and everything. Which is why I just had to work with her. I hope you connect to her album as much as I have”.

The “Prelude” album, available January 15 on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and GooglePlay, is the first collaboration of new artist Dréa and producer Robert L. Smith.



The Sounds The Stories is an eclectic music series featuring live performances and entertaining discussions with emerging and established artists. This program is filmed and edited into a short documentary compilation with the audio from each episode recorded and archived as a free educational podcast. Produced in collaboration with our partners at Brew Sessions Live.

Producer: Jon-Barrett Ingels and Kevin Staniec
Producer and Audio: Brew Sessions Live
Manager: Sarah Becker
Guest: Dréa and Robert L. Smith