FEATURES SPECIAL ALTERNATE VERSION WITH BURGEONING R&B ARTIST & PRODUCER
LISTEN TO ‘WATERFALL (I ADORE YOU)’ HERE
New York, New York – October 24, 2023) – Today, Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter/arranger/producer Yebba returns with the long-awaited beautifully-arranged new single bundle, ‘Waterfall (I Adore You),’ which had even hip-hop’s biggest star, Drake, requesting its release. The bundle also includes an alternate version featuring SWEATA, all via RCA Records. (Listen Here).
The 19-year-old church and New York-bred musician and R&B artist, producer & songwriter (Coco Jones, Tone Stith, NE-YO), SWEATA lends his soulful “boom bap infused” touch to the single, written by Yebba and co-penned with James Francies, Justin Tyson, Burniss Travis, Charles Myers and Malachi Mabson. This track is the first of new music to come since her live five-song EP, full of powerful recordings of songs from Yebba’s critically acclaimed, unbarred and honest debut album Dawn.
Her last EP saw her work with her band leader, James Francies on a cover of John Mayer’s “The Age of Worry.” With the critically lauded Mark Ronson producing the album, it also included other key collaborators, such as Questlove, the Roots,A$AP Rocky, KAYTRANADA, Pino Palladino, Smino,James Francies, Smokey Hormel and many more.
More to come from Yebba, soon!
The 28-year-old soul singer, songwriter, arranger grew up singing and listening to gospel music, along with arranging and music directing choirs in her hometown of West Memphis, Arkansas. She released her breakthrough video for “My Mind” in 2016. Soon after, she released her first single “Evergreen,” instantly captivating a passionate fan base leading to support and collaborations, including her 2019 Grammy-winning performance with PJ Mortonon “How Deep Is Your Love.” This collaboration resulted in her first GRAMMYaward for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Her critically acclaimed debut album Dawn was released in September 2021. Dawnhas dual meaning — Dawn is the name of Yebba’s mother who she lost to suicide. Dawn also refers to the first glimpse of light in the sky after the darkness of night, offering a radiant sense of possibility with her debut album. The album/songs have appeared on multiple best of lists for 2021 including President Barack Obama’s, The New York Times, NPR, Complex, Huffington Post, Variety, Spin and more.
Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winning musician and producerMark Ronson produced the album, and other key collaborators include Questlove, the Roots,A$AP Rocky, KAYTRANADA, Pino Palladino, Smino,James Francies, Smokey Hormel and many more. The album was recorded at New York City’s Electric Lady Studios.
Yebba has been a go to collaborator for a-list musical talent. She has performed and collaborated with A Tribe Called Quest (“Melatonin”), Stormzy(“Heavy Is The Head”), Ed Sheeran (“Best Part of Me”), The Robert Glasper Experience (“Fuck Yo Feelings”), Mumford and Sons (“Beloved”), Sam Smith ( “No Peace”), Chance The Rapper(“Same Drugs”), and was the featured vocalist on three tracks from Mark Ronson’s latest studio album Late Night Feelings (“Don’t Leave Me Lonely,” “Knock Knock Knock” and “When U Went Away.”) She even collaborated with Lucky Daye’s on the GRAMMY-nominated “How Much Can A Heart Take” and on Drake’s album Certified Lover Boy on “Yebba’s Heartbreak.”
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