Broadway powerhouse actor/singer, ASCAP Award-winner, and Billboard chart-topping songwriter, Carla Bianco, is thrilled to announce the release of the title cut and debut single, “You Love Me As I Am,” from her upcoming first contemporary Christian EP, You Love Me As I Am.
A lifelong Christian, Bianco, who is perhaps best known for her starring turns as Maureen in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, RENT, on Broadway and the West Coast, was discovered by legendary music producer and manager John “Jellybean” Benitez (Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Sting), who signed her to a management and publishing deal while she was still in college.
The powerhouse pop vocalist soon inked a distribution deal with Sony/RED and released two albums as a recording artist on Ivory Note Records. She went on to become an ASCAP Award-winning, No. 1 Billboard chart-topping songwriter.
Her new CCM single, penned by Bianco and produced by Sam Hart (Aaron Shust, Tasha Layton), features Bianco’s crystal-clear vocal set to a backdrop of shimmering pop instrumentation and an infectious groove that will hook listeners from the first note.
“You Love Me As I Am” is a nuanced anthem of revelation, humility, and devotion to Jesus, inspired by her own spiritual reawakening following the death of her parents, when life-long feelings of self-doubt and insecurity threatened to take over her mind and heart. The song marks a new direction and stylistic shift for the acclaimed singer/songwriter and performer.