Lady Blackbird is a force to be reckoned with. Her voice is undoubtedly comparable at least to the greats, and it’s no wonder she’s been referred by Giles Peterson as ‘”the Grace Jones of jazz” . We at Backseat are delighted to share her brand new single ‘It’s Not That Easy’ lifted from her highly-anticipated and debut album Black Acid Soul, due for its long awaited release on September 3rd via Foundation Music/BMG. It’s a stunningly mesmerising interpretation of the soulful southern ballad by Reuben Bell & The Casanovas. Backed by a fantastically minimal arrangement , Lady Blackbird shines with a voice that transcends the earth with such empowering vulnerability you wonder if she carried the souls of the female greats; Gladys Knight and Tina Turner in particular. A rising star , we can’t wait for her album ‘ Black Acid Soul’, to which I’m confident will be one to certifie her career as one the the greats of this generation.