Priscilla Renea Performs “Gentle Hands”
In this Articulate exclusive, singer-songwriter Priscilla Renea performs “Gentle Hands” off her 2018 album, Coloured, in the Stotesbury Mansion’s pool room. Renea also goes by Muni Long.
Priscilla Renea is a renowned solo musician and a hit songwriter for such artists as Demi Lovato, Rihanna, and Madonna.
Renea was born in Vero Beach, FL, in 1988. She began posting her music to YouTube in her teens, building a following on that site. She moved to Atlanta at age 18 and signed with Capitol Records, who released her debut album Jukebox in 2009. After she was dropped by the record label when the album failed to live up to sales expectations, Renea moved to California and started writing songs for other musicians.
In 2010, Cheryl Cole scored a UK number 1 with Renea’s song “Promise This.” Rihanna had a UK top 10 hit the following year with “California King Bed.” Renea also contributed to Billboard hits for Chris Brown (“Don’t Wake Me Up,” 2012), Fifth Harmony (“Worth It,” 2015), Kelly Clarkson (“Love So Soft,” 2017), and Ariana Grande (“imagine,” 2018). She co-wrote “Timber,” a Billboard number 1 for Pitbul and Ke$ha in 2013. Carrie Underwood’s version of her song “Somethin’ Bad” has been the opening theme for NBC’s NFL coverage since 2016.
Renea released Coloured, her second solo album, in 2018.