Executive Production: Eleanor Tallie, Corey Steinberg
Production: Lawrence 'Boo' Mitchell, Uriah 'Lil Riah' Mitchell
Composition, Lyrics, Lead Vocals: Eleanor Tallie
Photography: Sydney Buring
Guitar: Michael Toles
Keyboard: Lester Snell
Saxophone: Lannie McMillanm Kirk Smothers
Trumpet: Dedrick Davis
Bass: Ray Griffin
Drums, Precussion: Terence F. Clark
Background Vocals: Sharisse Norman, Candise Rayborn-Marshall
An album designed to elevate the mind and uplift the soul, No Turning Back perfectly captures Eleanor Tallie’s jaw-dropping vocals and powerful songwriting. While the record certainly falls into the definition of Neo-Funk, it is hard to overlook the variety of genres and sub-genres which emerge when drifting from track to track.
Throughout the recording process, No Turning Back became a symbol of mindfulness as it developed into something much more than a simple studio recording. Each track on this EP embarks on a different journey through the heart of human emotion.
Eleanor elegantly bridges the gap between her past and her future on No Turning Back.
The story told behind these songs is one of relationship challenges (“I Tried”); an inner calling for change of perspective (“Hell or Heaven”); A long-awaited love finally found (“Sunlight”); an understanding and celebration of the present (“My Present”); optimistic observations to live by, which include a hypnotic prayer in Hebrew, accompanied by a strumming sitar (“Gotta Be Happy); and a sassy song that gives listeners a little kick, explaining what a real man really is all about (“A Real Man”).
This EP will make you want to shake it.
It captures a sound that is both timeless and new, and on a deeper level, has a message that is worth hearing over and over again. Life is a present, so celebrate it.