Vixens, jumpstart your Memorial Day weekend with new music from some up-and-coming vixen-verified artists who are kicking off summer ’15 with dope tunes.
Alessia Cara from Canada may not sound familiar unless you took a look at Spotify’s Viral 50 list in the United States and saw her name sitting pretty at the top spot. In speaking about her music, the newcomer told the New York Times this week (May 19), “What about me? What about the people who are in the corners? There’s not enough light shed on these people.” Her debut single, “Here” has already been streamed over one million times since it popped up on the scene close to a month ago, and Cara recently performed at a TEDxTeen conference and Def Jam’s Upfronts 2015 Showcase.
That’s a good amount of light shining on an introverted 18-year-old from Ontario.
With the lyrics stemming from personal experience on wanting to be anywhere but at a loud party, full of gossip girls and dudes who can’t hold their liquor, if you happen to crash a crappy BBQ this holiday, this may be your new go-to anthem.
You may have spotted Andra Day’s name on the lineup for this year’s Essence Festival or have been an avid follower of her YouTube channel where she covers some of the latest hits in urban mainstream. The San Diego-Native is catapulting her name into the R&B realm this summer, beginning with her feature on the soundtrack to Netflix’s documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, and making an appearance at the 2015 BET Awards.
Her debut album, Cheers To The Fall is set for release this fall. Andra Day gives a taste of what’s to come releasing “Forever Mine,” a timeless piece with a 50’s flare, insanely reminiscent of the women of that era. The singer describes the classic feel of the single, a “love song to God” with reports, Spike Lee seeking to direct the music video thanks to a performance at Sundance.
If you’re looking for a laid back kind of weekend, Day’s got you covered, for sure.