There are very few artists that can truly express all of their emotions – joy, anger, sadness- with music and not have the emotions running the show. Kassa Overall has a perfect balance of expressing his thoughts and creating music.
Overall’s music would be best described as a jazz/hip-hop fusion. The music is better than anything that people can describe. The word that comes to mind is transcendent.
The album reminds me a little bit of The Pharcyde but with more jazz influences. I love the song “Darkness in Mind.” Check out the video below.
Overall is from Seattle but resides in Bushwick – an area of Brooklyn, New York.
I’d like to listen to this record while the patriarchy crumbles to the ground. Then there will be music for dancing on the ashes of the so-called powers that be. Metaphorical ashes of course.
Indigo by singer/songwriter/pianist Kandace Springs was released in 2018. I’m a little late in noticing it but so grateful that the album appeared on the music radar. Springs is a class act. She expresses so much without being explicit.
Her music is definitely jazz infused with R & B. Nothing about this album is like cheesy elevator music. She does a cover of Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” which is absolutely amazing. I also love “Unsophisticated” which features Roy Hargrove.
She reminds me of Sade and Ella Fitzgerald but she doesn’t sound exactly like anyone else except herself. Springs lists both Sade and Fitzgerald as two of her many influences.
Springs is from Nashville but currently living in New York City. Fun Fact: Springs was invited by Prince to perform with him at Paisley Park.
It would be awesome to see Springs perform at a small jazz club. I will definitely be keeping an eye on tour dates.