Due for release 28th January 2022 via BMG
“The Grace Jones of jazz"- Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6
"I find her just mesmerizing...she blew me away" - Anne Litt, Program Director, KCRW
"I've heard the album, it is absolutely awesome! It's going to be one of the albums of 2020...Remember the name Lady Blackbird" - Jeff Young, Jazz FM UK
"This singer that blew my mind...a singer that's just gonna explode..her name is Lady Blackbird"- Gilles Peterson, BBC6 Music
After months of anticipation, Lady Blackbird’s already critically acclaimed debut album, Black Acid Soul which was recorded in legendary Studio B (Prince’s room) in Sunset Sound and produced by Grammy-nominated Chris Seefried has now been released via Foundation Music/BMG, and will be released on further vinyl and CD on 28th January 2022.
The long awaited release follows a rapturous recent UK tour that saw Blackbird (aka Marley Munroe) perform a sold out show at London’s iconic 100 Club and across the country at festivals including We Out Here and Red Rooster Festival in the Suffolk countryside.
To celebrate the release, Lady Blackbird recorded a live version of her latest single ‘It’ll Never Happen Again’ at the iconic Capitol ‘A’ studio in LA. The song is a gentle, yet powerful, reinvention of another poignant obscurity written by Tim Hardin and which first appeared on the folk singer’s seminal 1966 debut.
With a voice that has stopped critics in their tracks, Lady Blackbird is a revelatory new talent with music that transcends the jazz scene through which the LA-based artist is rooted. Reflecting influences as varied as Billie Holiday, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and Chaka Khan, with critics drawing comparisons to Adele, Amy and Celeste, Lady Blackbird’s distinct and beguiling talent is not one to be missed.