Released On: Nov 29, 2011
Released By: LIP Label 14
Written by Costa, the song is inspired by the novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier as she echoes the sentiments of standing in the shadow of her lover's first love. It opens with "last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again," the book's famous opening line.
While living in Philadelphia, Antoniette caught the attention of The Roots A&R and rapper Dice Raw who invited her to an impromptu session. She became part of the musical family and began writing/recording tracks such as "Ready To Make It Work," where she was joined by Questlove and James Poyser of The Roots and backed by Kindred the Family Soul.
Kevin Olusola became a YouTube sensation with his unique skill of beatboxing while playing the cello. It's a mix of classically trained skills with his hip-hop roots. Olusola just won the new season of NBC's The Sing-Off as part of the Pentatonix.
Joining them on "Stranded" is Persian pianist/violinist Tara Kamangar who has been praised as a "huge talent" by the London Evening Standard and "a skilled advocate, playing with nimble technique and lustrous phrasing" by the San Francisco Chronicle. She has performed at some of the top recital halls in the world.