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Kandace Springs Covers Carmen McRae 'Solitude'

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Saturday February 29, 2020

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Kandace Springs Pays Tribute To Carmen McRae With Single ‘Solitude’
By: Sophie Smith

“Jazz and soul singer Kandace Springs has released a deliciously moody new track, ‘Solitude’, plus a live, stripped-down performance of the song, captured on video. The second single from her forthcoming album The Women Who Raised Me, ‘Solitude’ honours singer Carmen McRae, who made the Duke Ellington standard her own. Perfect for a grey, winter’s day, the wistful ‘Solitude’ is the ideal showcase for Springs’ supple vocals. On the album version, the singer is also joined by the renowned tenor saxophonist Chris Potter.

‘Carmen was a singer that I came to appreciate later than a lot of the other singers on this album’, said Springs. ‘That’s good in a way, because she’s maybe the deepest of them all‘┬ŽI’ve learned so much from listening to her, and every time I listen I keep learning more.’
Set for a 27 March release date on Blue Note Records, The Women Who Raised Me collects songs that were made famous by some of the most iconic female vocalists in history: Ella Fitzgerald, Roberta Flack, Astrud Gilberto, Lauryn Hill, Billie Holiday, Diana Krall, Bonnie Raitt, Sade, Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield and, of course, Carmen McRae. All of these talented voices have inspired Springs and contributed to her development as one of the most exciting new talents in jazz music. The album also features a collaboration with another game-changer in the genre, Norah Jones, whom Springs describes as the ‘ultimate inspiration’.”

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