Andra Day at BAMs R&B Festival. Image: @sfreneenyc

The moment she opened her lips, I knew I was a fan.

Listening to and watching Andra Day , I can’t help but notice an uncanny resemblance to Rihanna. But make no mistake: Day is a vocal powerhouse with an earthiness and soul that make you want to slow dance on a rooftop. And that’s exactly how I felt as I listened to her and her band play their richly developed songs in Brooklyn. Each tune evoked hazy last call dances, and sweet kisses at drive-ins. If her album was available, I would have purchased a CD on the spot. Have a listen and see for yourself. Andrea Day is the next big thing. Peep this video, directed by the legendary Spike Lee.


Her album Cheers to the Fall is available for pre-order.