Since The Promise is the solo project of 19 year old multi-instrumentalist Imani Marshall.
Her most recent project Something of Epiphanies in 2014, focuses on the sudden realizations everyone has, when a normal day can turn into either a surprise or a headache. The tracks mirror pop/punk guitar styles blending them with electronic synths, bass grooves, and even multicultural hand drums. While her music ventures from normal sub genres, it didn’t start out like this.
Born and raised not far from the Rocky Mountains in the small town of La Junta, Colorado, her music interest started at age 9 after picking up a trumpet in her schools concert band. From there, doors continued to open as she learned mariachi guitar, jazz guitar, and joined her middle schools first drum circle. By age 13 she was writing simple songs of her own. She states, band was the best part of her school day. It was the one thing that she didn’t need to over think. After the failed attempts of creating a band with her school mates, picking up the keyboard was the final push in the creation of Since The Promise, spring 2010.
She reveals how her inspiration to make music reached an all time low within the first year of the creation of Since The Promise, right before recording her first EP Reading & Routine with a USB microphone and an acoustic guitar. “There’s always that feeling of you’ll never be good enough. I just thought it would come later.” She wrote the EP for herself as a kick in the face, telling her to wake up. “Everyone has to start somewhere, I just happened to start at the horrible place called there.” By Summer 2011 she had adopted a whole new attitude, inspiration and list of influences including The Maine, He Is We, Capital Lights, and The Ready Set, all reflecting in her second EP Fore Life’s Sake in March of 2012.
After graduation, she decided to put her music on the back burner as she pursued a college degree in Video Production. The openings of a new chapter lead to growth not only as a person but as a singer/songwriter as well. After attending a The Rocket Summer concert and a few life-questioning thoughts later, the first year of college led to her first official self released album Year 12 After. Containing electronic and acoustic tracks, along with two singles, “Faith Failing” and “Christmas Again.” She dedicated the rest of 2013 to building a live show, becoming a looper (one-man band), and promising to continue making music for anyone who can finds themselves questioning life.
Now playing live shows at local venues, Since The Promise is close to releasing a new single off of the project Something Of Epiphanies.
If you like my music that's awesome and you're awesome. It took me six years to realize where I wanted to go with my music and even though it took so long, I'm glad I'm still able to continue. Six years Since The Promise. Eat dessert first, life is freaking sweet once you get past the bitter crust:)