‘Hands Up for Canton Mississippi’ is the latest and much (rightly) hyped release from soul and gospel singer CECI MUNETTE. Ms Munette, we’re told, hails from San Diego and has worked with gospel choirs the world over.
In 2018 whilst studying for a Masters in Music Performance at the University of West London, she met British Soul Standard label boss and Soulnaturals writer/producer Tony Cannam. Their mutual love of soul and gospel meant they hit it off straight away and so they began working on an album – due later this year.
‘Hands Up for Canton Mississippi’ is the set’s lead single and it’s a driving soul/gospel workout inspired by the Civil Rights movement backing of US fast food workers to receive a living wage. For sure, it’s real, old school soul and in Ms Munette, Soul Standard have found a powerful, new soul diva. The release also features an energized soulful Nu-Disco remix from Tony Cannam’s Soulnaturals alter ego.
‘Hands Up For Canton Mississippi’ will be released on 12th Apr 2019 on British Soul Standard