Kandace Springs – the sassy, jazzy, soulful, car-obsessed musician who the late Prince once complimented as having “a voice that could melt snow” – has released her “powerful revelation” (Downbeat) of an album, The Women Who Raised Me on Blue Note Records/Universal Music Canada.
Inspired by a long list of legendary female musicians who have played a role in shaping Kandace as both a woman and a musician, The Women Who Raised Me delivers “beautiful music” (Wall Street Journal) that showcases her remarkable ability to take classic songs and imbue them with her own unique style. Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock) helmed TheWomen Who Raised Me sessions and together they created an album that is not only “deeply soulful” (WBGO), but a reflection of Springs’ heritage and culture.
Alongside album release, Kandace has also shared a new documentary where, accompanied by musicologist Marc Cary, she visits historic sites around New York with connections to some of the artists she celebrates on the album. Check it out below.