The soulful Nashville chanteuse, Kandace Springs, returns with a new album, her third for Blue Note, on March 27th, called ‘The Women Who Raised Me.’ Its title refers to the female singers that influenced have Springs and whose songs she covers on the album: they range from jazz goddesses Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Diana Krall and Carmen McRae to soul sirens Sade, Dusty Springfield, and Roberta Flack. Springs also pays tribute to blues doyenne, Bonnie Raitt, and bossa nova queen, Astrud Gilberto.
Explains Kandace: “This is an album I’ve been wanting to make forever. It really expresses my love for all of these singers and gratitude for what they gave me. Each taught me something different and all of those lessons combined to make me who I am now.”
A single from the album, a dreamy, nocturnal cover of Sade’s ‘Pearls,’ is out now. ‘The Women Who Raised Me’ follows on March 27.