(October 21, 2021) Today, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/arranger/producer Yebba releases a live version of her current single “Boomerang” along with a performance video.
Watch/Listen to “Boomerang Live”:
Yebba is accompanied on the live track & video by Charles Myers (Guitar), Burniss Travis (Bass), Malachi Mabson (Keys), & Justin Tyson (Drums).
Filmed in Memphis, the live video was shot by award-winning photographer & director Francesco Carrozini who lensed all the music videos for her debut album Dawn including “Boomerang,” “October Sky,” and ”“Louie Bag” feat. Smino.
The 26 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 Morton on “How Deep Is Your Love.” This collaboration resulted in her first GRAMMY award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Her critically acclaimed debut album Dawn was released in September 2021. Dawn has 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.
Listen/Stream Dawn here:
Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winning musician and producer Mark 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.”) This year, she collaborated with Lucky Daye’s “How Much Can A Heart Take” and on Drake’s just-released album Certified Lover Boy on “Yebba’s Heartbreak.”
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