Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Shauna Burns burst onto the music scene in 2005 with her debut album “Every Thought” to rave reviews and acclamation. Musical Discoveries declares "There is no doubt that “Every Thought “contains a dynamic energy in its complex blend of sounds and striking lyrics. Shauna has a unique style of singing, and combined with her virtuoso piano instrumentals, she has put together an album that is moving and intense." While Smother.net quotes "Every Thought," as "a new fangled fusion that will ignite a spark that will be hard to replicate. Perfect."
Shauna’s ethereal vocals and beautiful piano developed while growing up in Miami, Florida. Inspired by her mother’s love for the piano, her song writing thrived and when she headed west for college her music met cheers and enthusiastic recognition. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Anthropology at the University of Utah, Shauna spent a year in Europe preparing her debut album. Released under Red Rock Music, “Every Thought” gained not only stellar critical acclaim and a healthy following but Shauna embarked on a vigorous national US tour from coast to coast.
"The Moon and the Fire Circle" is Shauna's next musical expression set for release under Red Rock Music on February 19, 2008. A journey from the light to the dark and back to the light again, Shauna takes us with her as we travel deep into the underworld of different points of view. But as she says, "The twist in the story is who is telling us which is light and which is dark? From who's point of view are we looking?" Powerful songwriting, enchanting piano, vocals and strong percussion are delicately mixed with flavorful guitar, harp and cello to create the perfect universe where "The Moon and the Fire Circle" combine to embrace the soul.
Shauna’s music is inspired by many cultures and ideas that surround the world as well as the landscape of the deserts and mountains of the western US that she now calls home. Taking her knowledge in Anthropology as a shovel she is always digging, searching for her next musical adventure. Shauna explains her songwriting philosophy as, "It can start with just a feeling, that seed in your stomach that grows until you cannot ignore it anymore. I feel the need to cultivate and nurture these seeds because seeds can grow into big ideas if we take care. It makes me question: What’s next for all of us in this world? What is the universe trying to tell us? I’m listening."
Shauna's debut CD, "Every Thought" was selected as one of the Top CD’s of 2005 by Collected Sounds and the single, "Pink Girl," was chosen as the #1 single from the MAACP show. The album was chosen for ‘Best of the Batch’ from the Music Industry News Network and featured on TowerPod.com, Billboard, VH1, Artist Direct, AOL Music, Fox TV and countless others.