Kandace Springs hat sich längst einen Spitzenplatz unter den aktuellen Vokalisten erkämpft. Mit ihrem dritten Album dankt sie jetzt großen Vorbildern wie Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield, Sade und Lauryn Hill – natürlich auf ihre ganz eigene Art.
From the first second of Kandace Springs’ new album – as those warm, hand-plucked bass notes fill the air – you know you’ve arrived at something different. And once she starts singing, well, it’s pretty clear “The Women Who Raised Me” exists apart from the normal rules that govern space, time, and talent. While 2018’s “Indigo” album found the Nashville singer-pianist using modern production to bend sound into new genre forms in collaboration with Karriem Riggins, this set adheres sonically to jazz while Springs travels back and forth across a near-century of music. While the feel is as rich and complex as our host’s voice, the concept is simple. Springs covers the women who inspired her while she was growing up, putting her own spin on songs associated with a dozen of the greatest female vocalists of all-time.