Black Acid Soul is the highly-anticipated and debut album from Lady Blackbird. With a voice that has stopped critics in their tracks, Lady Blackbird is a revelatory new talent with music that transcends the jazz scene through which the Los Angeles-based artist is rooted. Reflecting influences as varied as Billie Holiday, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and Chaka Khan, with critics drawing comparisons to Adele, Amy and Celeste, Lady Blackbird’s distinct and beguiling talent is not one to be missed.
These eleven tracks have a sound, feeling and attitude that speak of Lady Blackbird's deep experiences in music. Lady Blackbird tears your heart apart and puts it back together again. This is heady, haunting, sexy, soulful, heartbreaking rawness.
Minimal yet rich, classic yet timely, the album connects backwards to Miles Davis (his pianist, Deron Johnson, plays a Steinway Baby Grand, Mellotron and Casio Synth throughout this record) and yet it forwards to Pete Tong (his 'Bruise Mix' of the single "Collage" remains his top essential track of 2020) and, yes, even to Victoria Beckham. She chose Matthew Herbert’s remix of second single "Beware The Stranger" to soundtrack the designer’s Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion show.
Honouring the great's has come as a musical process to Lady Blackbird, having recorded her highly anticipated debut album Black Acid Soul in legendary Studio B (Prince’s room) in Sunset Sound, produced by Grammy-nominated Chris Seefried.