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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.

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

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