Andra Day Says 'Cheers To The Fall' With A Passionate Authenticity
The culmination of a three-year journey, Andra Day has made good on the promise that was so evident when she made her initial splash online with the release of her 'Cheers To The Fall' album. With her effortless, naturally jazzy, soulful rasp and the intuitive ability to infuse an arresting emotional authenticity into her expressive vocal delivery, Day has the perfect vehicle with which to animate her vintage doo-wop, jazz, r'n'b and soul inspired sound in a way that is as refreshingly contemporary as it is respectfully reverent.
With her outstandingly distinctive voice the magnificent centerpiece, Day draws on a well of pure, unfiltered emotion as she unflinchingly pours her heart into a collection of beautifully written and arranged songs. Confessional, bold, honest and unafraid, with 'Cheers To The Fall' Day reminds that in day and age of often disposable music, the act of investing every note and phrase with a considered, meaningfully authentic creative passion is the essence of what gives a piece of art its integrity.
Addressing matters of the heart and soul with a keen emotional intelligence and articulate lyrical insight, Day is at times as tenderly introspective as she is sensuously confident: the staccato piano and swelling harmonies of 'Forever Mine''s yearning for love; the brooding, punchy, piano-driven pomp of 'Gold''s regretful confession; 'Rearview''s tender strings and rolling drum-powered chorus as Day takes a backwards glance at a lost love; the poignant swagger of the brassy, Bond-theme-esque 'Only Love'; the powerfully emotive chorus and ebb-and-flow drums and piano of 'City Burns'' observance of changing times; the heart-felt, piano balladry of 'Rise Up''s passionate, soaring exhortation to walk with me and never give up.
A compelling statement from an artist who represents the best of what we love about respecting and valuing the creative process, with 'Cheers To The Fall' - a celebration of meaningful music made with a heartfelt passion - Andra Day has more than earned the often made comparisons to the legendary Amy Winehouse, and on her own terms.
Andra Day's 'Cheers To The Fall' is now available via Warner Bros. Records on iTunes.