is one of those extraordinarily rare artists who simply cannot be categorized. Her commanding, 4-octave voice, dripping with soulful emotion, brings to mind such historic and iconoclastic artists as Annie Lennox
, Dinah Washington
and Billie Holiday
. She can hopscotch genres like a girl skipping stones, slipping and sliding through pop, jazz, soul, rock and even a hint of Broadway.
VIBE Magazine (March 2006) says, ""Passionate soundscapes that evoke Fiona Apple
's finest material while showcasing her penchant for approaching pop rock with the conviction of a bluesy soul chanteuse."
Based in NYC, but raised in Washington DC and Georgia, Alice Smith reminds you that rock and soul came from the same place. Her music follows in a long-loved, but oft ignored American tradition of timelessly soulful songwriting (think Brill Building meets Motown meets Memphis!) - but with a decidedly modern groove and vernacular. With the raw emotions in her voice and relatable lyrics void of any pretense, For Lovers, Dreamers, and Me
is a collection of timeless songs that add an innovative twist to an undeniable groove.
Alice is already garnering raves from the press for her refreshing persona and songwriting. Her live shows with her band have become a touch act to follow, infecting the audience with the joy she puts into her work. For Lovers, Dreamers, and Me is sure to be one of the year's most exciting albums from a new artist that is sure to be around for years to come.
Listen to the first single, "Dream" -
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