Hannah Williams & The Affirmations – 50 Foot Woman
Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:50 Foot Woman
Available Date & Time: Nov 07 2019 15:00:00 EST
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"Williams continues to show that she can belt out soulful vocals with the best of them" – Glide Magazine
"This album is not just head and shoulders over the rest…it's 50 feel above" – Blues & Soul Magazine
"UK Soul Sensation Hannah Williams has always ploughed her own lane" – Clash Magazine
"She's full of funk and psychedelic soul" – KCRW
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations Confirmed to Appear at SXSW
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Hannah Williams turned heads worldwide when the hip-hop superstar sampled her heart-stopping vocals on Late Nights & Heartbreak for the title track, ‘4.44’ on his 2017 album. The new album, 50 Foot Woman, released October 18th on the Milan-based imprint Record Kicks captures all of the visceral power of the band's increasingly legendary live performances with shades of classic Soul and Psychedelic. Born in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, Williams' father was a musically gifted minister, and her mother let her join the church choir at the age of six. Hannah could read music before she could properly read words, and when she discovered soul by listening with her mum to Motown and Bill Withers, there was no turning back.
After a 2012 debut with her previous band the Tastemakers, it was 2016's Late Nights & Heartbreak that announced the arrival of Hannah Williams and the Affirmations. But little did she know that Jay-Z was listening. One day, at her then-day job running the music department at the University of Winchester, he sent her a text. Once she'd established that it wasn't a wind-up, and summoned the courage to call him back, she learned that JayZ's producer, No I.D., had played him Hannah's track to inspire his response to Beyoncé's Lemonade, on which she sang of his infidelities.
What followed was a year of the band's widest-ever touring including an invitation to perform at Central Park Summer Stage NY, Toronto Jazz Festival and Brooklyn Bowl NY and expanded audiences in continental Europe where she and the Affirmations had already made a mark. Then came the burning determination to make the record of their lives. The captivating 50 Foot Woman is that album, produced by Shawn Lee, a respected presence on the funk/soul scene whose credits include Amy Winehouse, Lana Del Rey and Alicia Keys. Lee has released five solo albums as Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra on San Francisco label Ubiquity Records and is also one half of the cool melodic pop duo Young Gun Silver Fox.
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