Lady Blackbird – Black Acid Soul (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 41:52 minutes | 445 MB | Genre: Jazz
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The debut album Black Acid Soul from Lady Blackbird is one of the standouts for 2021. It’s instant and within a minute you are hooked. Rough Trade Shops loves this album. Think Nina Simone, Hot Buttered Soul-era Isaac Hayes, Billie Holiday and Chaka Khan. Gilles Peterson called her “the Grace Jones of Jazz”.
With a voice that has stopped critics in their tracks, Lady Blackbird is a revelatory new talent with music that transcends the jazz scene through which the LA-based artist is rooted. Reflecting influences as varied as Billie Holiday, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and Chaka Khan, with critics drawing comparisons to Adele, Amy and Celeste, Lady Blackbird’s distinct and beguiling talent is not one to be missed.
Honouring the great’s has come as a musical process to Lady Blackbird, having recorded her highly anticipated debut album Black Acid Soul in legendary Studio B (Prince’s room) in Sunset Sound, produced by Grammy-nominated Chris Seefried.
Minimal yet rich, classic yet timely, the album connects backwards to Miles Davis (his pianist, Deron Johnson, plays Steinway Baby Grand, Mellotron and Casio Synth throughout) and forwards to Pete Tong (he made the Bruise mix of ‘Collage’ his Number Two Essential Selection tune of 2020) and, yes, Victoria Beckham – Matthew Herbert’s remix of second single ‘Beware The Stranger’ soundtracked the designer’s Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion show.
Its 11 tracks have a sound, feeling and attitude that speak of Lady Blackbird’s deep experiences in music.
1. Lady Blackbird – Blackbird
2. Lady Blackbird – It’s Not That Easy
3. Lady Blackbird – Fix It
4. Lady Blackbird – Ruler of my Heart
5. Lady Blackbird – Nobody’s Sweetheart
6. Lady Blackbird – Collage
7. Lady Blackbird – Five Feet Tall
8. Lady Blackbird – Lost and Looking
9. Lady Blackbird – It’ll Never Happen Again
10. Lady Blackbird – Beware the Stranger
11. Lady Blackbird – Black Acid Soul