Homer High Grad Makes Her Debut

     A Homer High School graduate is trying to make her mark in the music world. Mariah Stuart recently recorded an original song after winning a competition with a newly-formed, Chicago-based independent music project.

     Mariah was able to record and produce a video for her song titled “Rising Tide” with an indie music project called “Sound Project 805B.”

     Sound Project 805B is a group of Columbia College students who records other student artists they think need to be heard. According to the project’s Facebook page, the production team shoots and mixes live recording sessions each week. 

     Mariah just started at Columbia College in the fall as a vocal performance major. She was in the Homer High choir and participated at the Harbor School of Music and Dance as well. Mariah wasn’t able to get back to me in time for this story; she was busy with classes.        

     Mariah won the competition earlier this month by racking up the most listens on the Sound Project 805B page on Sound Cloud. She had 1,496 listens from 10 different countries. Along with getting her own song recorded, the project had her sing backing vocals in a cover of Death Cab for Cutie’s “I’ll Follow You Into The Dark.” 

     Mariah’s YouTube video for “Rising Tide” currently has almost 700 views. The third round of competitions is currently underway. More information about the project is available on Facebook or Sound Cloud.