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Bridget Kelly got her first taste of big time spotlight with her boss Jay-Z. The RocNation signee sang Alicia Keys‘ verses of the anthemic “Empire State Of Mind” on Jay’s Blueprint 3 tour stops. Now, the lovely songbird is ready to step out on her own.

You may remember her Frank Ocean penned single “Thinking About Forever” being leaked a couple of months ago. But today, she released her first EP, Every Girl. The 8 track project features production and writing from heavy hitters like The-Dream, Esther Dean, Ne-Yo, and James Fauntleroy.

After giving it a few spins, I’m feeling it. There’s a certain lyrical edge that most female R&B artists aren’t really bringing right now. Couple that with Ms. Kelly’s raspy alto, and you’ve got a combination sure to be successful.

The two tracks I’m feeling most? “Seek & Destroy” and “My Heart”.

You can download the EP for free below. For more information on Bridget, make sure you follow her on Twitter.

DL: Bridget Kelly – Every Girl [EP]