This one dropped a few days ago, and it’s pretty special – it’s the debut track from Lady Blackbird complete with the song’s beautiful accompanying music video.
It’s a beautiful interpretation of Nina Simone’s powerful civil rights anthem, worryingly the song is as poignant now as it was over fifty years ago and the words simply speak for themselves.
It’s the first taste of her forthcoming debut album Black Acid Soul, which was produced by Chris Seefried. The LP also features a stellar band including former Miles Davis pianist Deron Johnson.
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.”
An old revolutionary song fittinly reimagned for these troubling times, the time for political and social change is now!
Blackbird is available now on Foundation Music.