Yola (from the album Walk Through Fire available on Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records)
Country and Soul is one bloodline in the music of Yola. The British-based singer offers a smoky twang as she makes a daily plan for survival in “Love All Night (Work All Day)” from her recent release, Walk Through Fire. Yola follows a marching rhythm into Walk Through Fireon album opener “Faraway Look”, the song and songstress exploding in sky-reaching vintage 60’s British Soul while she sways on a soulful southern breeze in “Rock Me Gently”, drapes Country on the R&B of “It Ain’t Easier”, and floats on a fantasy through “Deep Blue Dream”.
Produced by Dan Auerbach (solo, The Black Keys) in his Nashville, Tennessee studio, Easy Eye Sound, Walk Through Firetakes the best of several decades of production twists and twirls to create a vintage sound with fresh-baked flavor when “Still Gone” bounces in on Pop-sweetness and a vocal growl while a smooth groove falls under the spell of the rubber hitting road rhythms of “Ride Out in the Country’. Yola taps into a rich vein of Country/Soul gold, mining territory worked out by albums such as Dusty in Memphis as she walks into a sad story, counting the hours until dawn with “Lonely the Night”.
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