Wednesday, May 27 sees the release of Blackbird, the debut single from hotly tipped US vocalist Lady Blackbird. A new and stirring interpretation of Nina Simone’s powerful civil rights anthem, the track foreshadows an autumn debut album release from an artist who has been building her name on the underground scene for the past couple of years.
The video for Blackbird is available to view here:
Says Lady Blackbird:
“Being in the legendary Studio B, (Prince’s room), in Sunset Sound with my band and my producer Chris Seefried was a ground-breaking moment for me as an artist. It helped me find a way to express who I am now and marked the re-birth of me as Lady Blackbird.”
Influences such as Billie Holiday, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and Chaka Khan abound all across Lady Blackbird’s music, as the forthcoming album, Black Acid Soul, reveals. Alongside producer Seefried, the set features a stellar band including former Miles Davis pianist Deron Johnson.
Blackbird is available now on Foundation Music, via ADA.