KANDACE SPRINGS SHARES NEW SINGLE + VIDEO “SOLITUDE” IN TRIBUTE TO CARMEN MCCRAE
“BEAUTIFUL” (WALL STREET JOURNAL) NEW LP, THE WOMEN WHO RAISED ME
28 FEBRUARY 2020 (TORONTO, ON) -- Kandace Springs has released the new track and live video for “Solitude”, the second single off her forthcoming album The Women Who Raised Me, which comes out today on Blue Note Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. Carmen McCrae’s great rendition of the Duke Ellington standard resonated deeply with Springs, and the song is given new life in Kandace’s version. Featuring tenor saxophonist Chris Potter — her luscious vocals invoke a rainy day; reflective melancholy. Says Springs, “Carmen was a singer that I came to appreciate later than a lot of the other singers on this album. That’s good in a way, because she’s maybe the deepest of them all… I’ve learned so much from listening to her, and every time I listen I keep learning more.”
LISTEN TO "SOLITUDE" AND WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE
PRE-ORDER THE WOMEN WHO RAISED ME HERE
Produced by Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), The Women Who Raised Me features songs made famous by some of history’s most iconic vocalists: Ella Fitzgerald, Roberta Flack, Astrud Gilberto, Lauryn Hill, Billie Holiday, Diana Krall, Carmen McRae, Bonnie Raitt, Sade, Nina Simone, and Dusty Springfield. The album also has a collaboration with musician Norah Jones, who Springs describes as the “ultimate inspiration.”
Recently, Kandace Springs met up with the Wall Street Journal to not only discuss her love of music, but her lifelong obsession with cars – specifically, her 1927 Ford Model T (T Bucket). Kandace is as graceful zooming along in an almost century-old car as she is behind the piano — check out the full feature and photo gallery HERE.
Recently, Springs released a chill-inducing live performance of the harrowing standard “Strange Fruit”. With just piano and vocals filling the room, Kandace is glowing from a red-hued light — a fitting setting for her performance of the bloody, emotionally fraught masterwork of a song.Watch Springs’ stunning take on “Strange Fruit” HERE.
Next month, Springs will be doing a four-night stay at the Jazz Standard in NYC from March 12-15 showcasing selections off The Women Who Raised Me. See full list of tour dates HERE.
The Women Who Raised Me Track Listing:
- Devil May Care (featuring Christian McBride)
- Angel Eyes (featuring Norah Jones)
- I Put A Spell On You (featuring David Sanborn)
- Pearls (featuring Avishai Cohen)
- Ex-Factor (featuring Elena Pinderhughes)
- I Can’t Make You Love Me (featuring Avishai Cohen)
- Gentle Rain (featuring Chris Potter)
- Solitude (featuring Chris Potter)
- The Nearness Of You
- What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
- Killing Me Softly With His Song (featuring Elena Pinderhughes)
- Strange Fruit
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