February Next Step Winner: Andrea Kirwin

 

Our February Next Step winner Andrea Kirwin makes folk-fused soul music that rides effortlessly along with her soothing honeyed voice. Using songwriting as a therapeutic exercise, Andrea’s music is often rooted in her own reality, which includes growing up as a Fijian church minister’s daughter.

Look forward to her debut album, From the Ground Up, out on June 21. Tour dates with a full band are forthcoming.

In the meantime, cozy up to a few of Andrea’s tunes below.

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January Next Step Winner: Selina Carrera

 

A Philly native and graduate from the famed Creative and Performing Arts High School attended by Boyz II Men, Jazmine Sullivan, Amel Larrieux, Questlove, and Blackthought, songwriter, poet, singer, and rapper, Selina Carrera comes from a promising lineage of artists.

Her The Wonder Years project released earlier this year takes a collection of her older works to display the impressive breadth of her skill and sound, which spans hip-hop, soul, and electronic. Stand out tracks are “Get Up,” “Raw Bounce,” “Energy,” and “Retro.”

Look out for her debut EP, Everyday Love, later this year. In the meantime, hear an exclusive track from the upcoming EP called “Better Off” below.

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