Music Video: Andra Day - Gold
Radiating a sultry self-possession, and blessed with a maturely sophisticated, jazzy vocal rasp, Andra Day's smoldering, old-soul essence and retro-pop/soul vibe prove to be a compelling combination. Her voice instinctively capable of being equal parts soulful seduction and unashamed defiance, Day has seamlessly made the transition form YouTube sensation to Warner Bros. Records' star-on-the-rise. Inspired by the likes of Nina Simone, Etta James, Lauren Hill and Janis Joplin, Day invests her throwback vibe with a contemporary confidence that has drawn praise from notables such as Erykah Badu, Common, Patti Labelle, Aloe Blacc, and Ryan Tedder, with Spike Lee having come on board to direct her recent 'Forever Mine' video. Looking forward to the release of her 'Cheers To The Fall' album - which includes production from Adrian Gurvitz, Raphael Saadiq, and ?uestlove - here Day lays bare her soul with the emphatic piano and percussion of an acoustic 'Gold''s cathartic confession about the perils of infidelity, saying 'in my relationship in the past I was with someone that I was not good to, and not faithful to...I used to be ashamed to talk about it, and 'Gold' was really my moment to say, you know, I'm going to talk about it, I'm going to purge...it's basically a letter to him to apologizing for what I have done'.