SNARES crack and shuffle, a bass holds it tight with that characteristic Leon Michels melodicism; a backing chorus brings the timeless harmonies, and Lady Wray herself pitches up, lending a classy guitar soul nugget an otherworldly edge. When Leon meets the Lady, magic happens.
It’s the new A drop from Virginia’s first lady of retro-modernist soul, “Through It All”, and it’s about working it out, keepin’ body and soul fed; about movin’ on up, keeping bold and keeping focused through the trials and travails of life. Oh, and it’s ace.
“Through It All” is the second single t be taken from Lady’s soon-come second album, Piece Of Me, which will be with us right at the end of January. It’s also out now on one of those supersexy Big Crown 7″s which, of course, is the perfect format for panned gems of soul like this.
Lady Wray’s “Through It All”/”Under The Sun” is available now from Big Crown Records digitally and on 7″ vinyl; make sure you get yours over at her Bandcamp page.
Lady Wray’s new album, Piece Of Me, will be released digitally, on CD, on trad black and limited deep emerald vinyl on January 28th; order yours from Bandcamp; or there’s a Big Crown exclusive pink and purple splash pressing. Decisions, decisions … choose wisely!