Alaina Renae's debut album, The Introduction, proudly displays her Gospel heritage, which is expertly woven throughout her soulful sound. While Alaina says she is not the product of her environment, she is clearly the product of her upbringing – she was raised in the church and taught to be soulful – that is exactly what you hear on this album. There are hints of jazz and R&B throughout her music, but this petite woman can belt out a song, putting her heart and soul into each word she sings. "I am a soul singer," states Alaina. "Every day that I sing, I put my life into it. If I'm singing, you will feel what I am singing. I draw you into it. It's personal. I make it personal."