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Jazz Soul Rising Star
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Kandace Springs Media
About Kandace Springs
Every so often a new singer emerges who’s able to assimilate multiple musical touchstones and still come off sounding remarkably fresh and unburdened by the past. Kandace Springs is one of those artists. The Nashville-based singer, songwriter and pianist counts such stylists as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones as her heroes, but as evidenced by her sparkling full-length debut, Soul Eyes, Springs mimics none of them. Instead Springs allows her comely alto to become a conduit that touches upon soul, jazz and pop while transforming those aforementioned influences into a personalized sound that reveals itself effortlessly.
Springs’ journey to discovering her uniqueness didn’t happen overnight. In fact, her 2014 self-titled EP had a decidedly contemporary R&B/hip-hop bent. The EP was incredibly well-received and led to TV performances on Late Show With David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as appearances at the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals. Also during this period, Springs attracted the attention of Prince, who heard her makeover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.” The music icon invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“a winning fusion of jazz and soul… alluring alto and innovative piano arrangements.” – Billboard