Esperanza Spalding give us a taste of 'Radio Music Society' album
Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding has caught the ear of many over the past twelve months after "shocking" the world by snatching the Grammy for Best New Artist from more known artists like Drake, Florence + The Machine, and Justin Bieber. She's played at the White House and at countless festivals in support of 2010's "Chamber Music Society". Thursday night, we were given the exclusive opportunity to preview her latest album "Radio Music Society" courtesy of Cornerstone and with refreshments provided by Bushmills Whiskey and Qream.
"Radio Music Society" will be sure to grab the attention of new fans with its contemporary sound that marries her jazz background with a mainstream appeal. Her first single, "Black Gold", appropriately kicks off this journey that tells a tale of love's many forms and holds poignant messages addressing today's society that may be missed at first listen.
"Radio Music Society" is Spalding's shining effort at a musical transition that should be pleasing to everyone. This album also boasts a short conceptual film for each of its twelve tracks, which will be a treat for purchasers of its deluxe edition. Each video holds its own story and some even tell a bigger tale by connecting concepts - an ideal that will further translate her musicianship coherently to the masses.
With features ranging from Algebra Blessett and Lalah Hathaway to hip-hop legend Q-Tip (who appears on and co-produced two tracks), Esperanza's latest musical offering surely has something for everyone; be sure to purchase "Radio Music Society" when it releases via Heads Up International/Concord Music Group on March 20th and catch her on tour in April to see your new favorites performed vividly in person.