Cicely O’kain "Self Letter"

Cicely O'kainArtist:
Curtis Johnson
Add Date:
August 11, 2015


Who is Cicely O’kain? She’s ready. Ready to embrace the next chapter of her life. Ready to take her music career to elevated heights. She’s cultivated her career locally and is ready to share her self with the world. With the brilliant new single and video for “Self Letter,” Cicely O’kain is ready.

Her first name means “blind” in Latin, and though she used to shun the word she now realizes how accurate it really is. She will be the first to tell you that she is blind to anything and everything that says she can’t live her dreams and create the art that she wants to make. This determination was fostered at a young age with the loss of her mother, and the subsequent raising and nurturing by her grandmother. This early hardship gave her a determination to begin a singing career that has made her a renowned talent in her hometown of Denver. 

Her talents run the gamut from singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and performer, where she’s as comfortable at Neosoul Thursdays at Jazz @ Jacks as she is performing at the sprawling Gospel churches on Sundays. R&B has always been her true love, drawing inspiration from the sounds of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, and many others. 

“Self Letter”, produced by Billboard charting producer Marv for Big Top Entertainment LLC (who has written for many Grammy nominated and platinum selling producers), is an introspective piece where Cicely opens up about her own shortcomings in life, but more importantly, she is also unafraid to tackle these challenges head on. The video uses a variety of visuals to reinforce the themes of the song. Cicely is seen crammed inside a small dog crate, aching to break free. Another scene is a choreographed dancer in a mask, perhaps a metaphor for hiding from the truth. But more importantly is Cicely singing directly to the camera about how happy she truly is with her life and her fearlessness to break down these fears. Positive imagery wins the day here, and it’s a video that will reinvigorate our self confidence all around!

Much thanks to the Big Top Entertainment crew for bringing us this stellar artist and video. We are confident that you and your viewers will be quick to embrace Cicely O’kain, and we are here to do anything we can to get this video into your programming! Please reach out to Andy Gesner and the HIP Video Promo team at (732)-613-1779 or email us at .