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Every so often, a new singer emerges who is able to assimilate multiple musical touchstones and still come off sounding remarkably fresh and unburdened by the past. Kandace Springs is one of those artists. The twenty-seven-year-old singer-songwriter and pianist based in Nashville, Tennessee, counts such stylists as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, and Norah Jones as her heroes, but as evidenced by her sparkling full-length Blue Note Records debut, Soul Eyes, Springs mimics none of them. Instead, Springs allows her comely alto to become a conduit that touches upon soul, jazz, and pop while transforming those influences into a personalized sound that reveals itself effortlessly. “The artists who have inspired me the most all sang so naturally,” Springs says. “That helped me find my own sound.”
A winning fusion of jazz and soul . . . alluring alto and innovative piano arrangements
Kandace has a voice that could melt snow.
If you’re in need of a new obsession, Kandace Springs is your Godsend. Springs’s forceful and textured voice is the stuff legends are made of.