Video: Andy Allo – “People Pleaser” (Teaser)

 

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Having played guitar and acted as backup-singer in Prince’s band, Andy Allo is definitely already on the right track. Earlier this year, Prince charged up his efforts to introduce Andy to the world as a solo artist as she sets up to release her sophomore album, Superconductor. You may also already recognize Andy from the track she did with Blu called “Dreamland.”. While her voice in “Dreamland” is smoother and sweeter, Andy’s new solo style serves up a raspy down home soul from the gut.

Above, find a teaser from her upcoming super funky video for “People Pleaser” above. And below, catch Andy doing a live cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” Absolutely adorable she is.

Learn more about the rising star in this great interview by our friends at The Revivalist.

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Video: Kimbra – “Settle Down” (Live)

 

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What a special treat this lady is. New Zealand born and Melbourne based vocalist Kimbra is more than just a singer, boasting vocal acrobatics against a jazzy, soulful electro-pop backdrop. Just take a little eensie weensie peek at her singlehandedly murdering it at the Spotify Sessions during this year’s SXSW Festival and be rendered speechless – a one woman maestro. And could she be any more adorable? Do they make pocket size versions of her? Please?

Wonderfully shot video, too – really great capture of the mood at the awesome Spotify House (which we had the pleasure of visiting)!

Citing Nina Simone, Prince, and Bjork as influences, can we be any more excited to take a peek at Kimbra’s debut album, Vows that dropped last August? Probably not.

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Corinne Bailey Rae Returns With The Love EP (Out Now), Covers Bob Marley, Prince and More

Grammy-winning artist Corinne Bailey Rae returns with The Love EP (out now), a five-song collection of covers that she calls an “homage to some of my favorite musicians, as well as a conversation between some of my musical influences.”

The EP opens with a cover of Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” followed by “Low Red Moon,” written by former Throwing Muses/Breeders singer Tanya Donelly for her band Belly. Bailey Rae also crafts unique takes on the 1978 Bob Marley classic “Is This Love” and “My Love,” a No. 1 hit by Paul McCartney & Wings. The EP closes with a live version of “Que Sera, Sera” (popularized by Doris Day and Sly Stone) — a song that Bailey Rae and her band have been closing shows with on her recent tour (check out the live video after the jump).

Corinne has recently been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for outstanding female artist alongside Mary J., Rihanna, Sade and Chrisette Michele. The awards will be given on March 4th.

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GPWW 6/14/10: Worldwide Family Mixtape – Eliphino Mix

This week, Gilles goes as deep as he wants to, starting off with some sunshine by Seu George (Roy Ayers’ classic, “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”), playing tunes by Flying Lotus, Janelle Monae, and finishing off the show with “On a Clear Day” by the Charlie Byrd Trio. Elephino (pictured above) brings us the Worldwide Family Mixtape this week, mixing in some of his own work with other artists including Prince, Joy Orbison, and Kid Kanevil.

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