Candice Anitra to release thought-provoking double EP 'Narcissus / Echo'
In a society where people appear to be more concerned with Facebook likes and Instagram photos than the state of the world around us, artists such as Candice Anitra might be considered revolutionaries within the music industry. Pushing the boundaries of modern music, Candice is set to challenge our obsession with wealth and power, looks and material possessions, using her soulful voice and sagacious lyrics to expose society's deepest flaws. Raised in Philadephia, Anitra began pursuing performing arts in 2000 where she attended N.Y.U's Tish School of the Arts, releasing her first EP 'Easier' in 2008, followed by 'Bark Then Bite' and 'Big Tree' produced by Joel Hamilton (Matisyahu, Talib Kweli, Nina Simone). Candice was soon compared to Meshell Ndegeocello, who explores the societal issues of race and sex and has herself described Anitra's voice as a 'pure and beautiful instrument'. Now Candice is set to release her double EP 'Narcissus / Echo' on July 17th, which is named after the Greek mythological characters of Narcissus and Echo and takes us on an emotional and spiritual journey. Split into two, Anitra's EP draws upon the mythological epic from Metamorphoses, in which the character Narcissus rejects the nymph Echo's affections and falls in love with his own reflection, proving to be his downfall. Whilst the second half of the EP – 'Echo' – reflects on Candice's growth as a recording artist and is comprised of 6 previously released tracks, the first half - 'Narcissus' - introduces us to 5 brand new tracks, including 'Woman' which is premiered today on Next2Shine. 'Woman' proves to be a sultry infusion of soul, pop and funk with memorizing vocals and thoughtful, soul-searching lyrics, and it is clear that the rest of 'Narcissus / Echo' will similarly demonstrate Candice Anitra's raw talent and artistic creativity.