EXPANSIVE 25+ US TOUR TO KICK OFF MARCH 18TH
LISTEN/STREAM CANDYDRIP HERE
“If ‘Candy Drip’ is any indication, Daye is set on further carving out his own space in the R&B genre.” – Rolling Stone
“…an R&B hybrid that is as traditional as it is uniquely his own.”– The New Yorker
“…Far ahead of his competition in the genre. Daye’s forlorn vocal manipulation has drawn comparison to Frank Ocean, but his versatility and strategic fusions of funk and jazz nod to how he might set himself apart…”– NPR
[New York, NY – March 10, 2022] – Today, New Orleans-native, R&B powerhouse Lucky Daye releases his highly-anticipated new album Candydrip via Keep Cool/RCA Records.
Listen/Stream Candydrip HERE.
Produced by longtime collaborator D’Mile, Candydrip explores Daye’s redefinition of modern R&B through a futuristic, Sci-Fi world, shaped by the inspiration of Afrofuturism. The 17-track body of work is the taste of a new era for Lucky, one that celebrates his rise to stardom, while still bringing listeners on a ride they’ve never experienced before. Also, along for the journey are collaborators and friends – rapper Smino, modern Chicago–drill zeitgeist Lil Durk, and synth-soul group Chiiild.
Candydrip continues the sensory experience that Lucky first introduced with Painted, only this time, it’s taste over sight. “Candydrip focuses mostly on flavors,” he explains, “and the idea of flavors versus Painted, which was about colors. These are a bunch of different flavors of songs, giving you ear candy in different ways.”
Daye’s most recent single “NWA” ft. Lil Durk received praise from NPR, The FADER, BET, and HotNewHipHop who hailed the track as having “addictive and earworm-esque melodies to ensure this song will be stuck in your head long after you stop listening.” The album also features previous singles “Candy Drip” and “Over,” both of which were also met with critical acclaim upon release. Daye delivered an electrifying performance of “Over” on the BET Soul Train Awards last fall where he was also nominated for Best Male R&B Artist. Watch HERE. Daye also recently performed “Over” as a surprise guest with Musiq Soulchild during his Verzuz with Anthony Hamilton.
Lucky Daye is set to embark on a tour through North America this spring, kicking off March 18th in Portland, OR, which will hit major cities including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago before culminating on April 25th at New York City’s Terminal 5. See the full list of dates below, more information can be found at https://www.luckydaye.com.
Daye is currently nominated for two 2022 GRAMMYs in the Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best Progressive R&B Album categories for his EP Table For Two released last Valentine’s Day (Feb 2021). The project features some of the industry’s most accomplished female artists, including a collaboration with recent-breakout star Yebba entitled “How Much Can A Heart Take.” The two delivered an emotionally-charged performance of the single on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
In addition to his accolades for Table For Two, Lucky Daye also contributed a stellar rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me” as part of Spotify’s popular series Spotify Singles; collaborated with the legendary Earth, Wind, and Fire for “You Want My Love”; and performed at last year’s Day N Vegas Festival.
THE CANDY DRIP TOUR DATES:
March 18 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
March 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
March 20 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
March 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
March 24 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
March 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
March 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
March 29 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
March 30 – Austin, TX @ Emos
March 31 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
April 1 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theatre
April 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
April 5 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
April 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
April 8 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
April 9 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
April 10 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
April 12 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
April 13 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
April 15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
April 16 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
April 17- Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
April 19 – Boston, MA @ Royale
April 21 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
April 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
April 25 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
ABOUT LUCKY DAYE
Lucky Daye discovered his love of music and natural gift for singing and songwriting early in life in his hometown of New Orleans. Displaced by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Lucky moved to Atlanta for a brief stint and eventually ventured to Los Angeles to pursue his music dreams. After meeting producer D’Mile and working with him on his debut album Painted, Lucky fully realized his voice and potential. His undeniable talent as a vocalist took shape and landed at him at his label home, Keep Cool, in partnership with RCA Records.
In late 2018, he released the explosive hit “Roll Some Mo”, and in 2019 he was nominated for four Grammy’s, including Best R&B Album and Best R&B Song.
After releasing his EP “Table For Two,” featuring duets with the likes of Yebba, Ari Lennox, and Mahalia, Lucky Daye is following up with his sophomore effort, Candydrip.