“Singer and pianist Kandace Springs — whose soulful singing led her late mentor Prince to praise her “voice that can melt snow” — has announced her newest project, The Women Who Raised Me, out March 27 on Blue Note Records. Produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock) — who produced Springs’ 2016 debut Soul Eyes — The Women Who Raised Me is a tribute album to the female vocalists who most impacted Springs’ music, stylings, and journey.
Alongside the album announcement, Springs has also released the lead single “Pearls,” a song made famous by legendary R&B singer Sade. The track features Kandace on vocals and Rhodes, along with Avishai Cohen on trumpet, Steve Cardenas on guitar, Scott Colley on bass, and Clarence Penn on drums. In a black and white video, Springs is featured in a series of vignettes – performing in a studio and wandering about the city on a quest of self-reflection, her stunning vocals giving a vital energy to an iconic song.
The Women Who Raised Me is available for pre-order now on vinyl, CD, or digital download. The track listing is as follows:
Devil May Care (featuring Christian McBride)
Angel Eyes (featuring Norah Jones)
I Put A Spell On You (featuring David Sanborn)
Pearls (featuring Avishai Cohen)
Ex-Factor (featuring Elena Pinderhughes)
I Can’t Make You Love Me (featuring Avishai Cohen)
Gentle Rain (featuring Chris Potter)
Solitude (featuring Chris Potter)
The Nearness Of You
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
Killing Me Softly With His Song (featuring Elena Pinderhughes)