She was one of the last singers standing last season on NBC’s The Voice… And, even though she lost out to Javier Colon, Vicci Martinez’s career prospects are still going strong.
The 27-year-old Latina singer will be releasing a self-titled album this summer through Universal Republic Records… And, she gave people a sample of the tracks on the album on Thursday at a showcase at The Key Club in West Hollywood.
“I’ve worked on the album for a year and this is my first time getting to play these songs,” the openly gay Martinez told The Hollywood Reporter. “Even though I’ve already come out, this is my other coming out party.”
During the set, Martinez performed the album’s first single, “Come Along,” which will be released on May 1. It features her The Voice coach Cee Lo Green, who she says is still invested in her career even though he’s now coaching a new crop of singers in The Voice’s sophomore season.
“He’s definitely kept in touch with me,” she says. “I just went to The Voice taping the other day and he’s really open to wanting to help me launch this career. He’s the ‘it’ guy, but at the same time he’s a great guy.”
Martinez’s set included a rock ballad titled “Hold Me Down,” which she told the audience she wrote in New York with a bottle of tequila in 15 minutes. She also performed the anthemic “I Can Love.” The singer rounded out her short show with another rock ballad titled “Let Go” that she dedicated to her father.
Martinez’s self-titled album is slated to be released on June 19.