Andreya Triana © Ellius Grace
Andreya Triana is one of those singers whose voice immediately makes goose skins grow. Her smoky voice, organ that rises from the depths without exaggerated melismas and screws itself up, carries so much soul in itself. The Brit has just released her third album "Life In Color".
On it she presents herself as an emancipated diva and experienced songwriter. The eleven tracks are about self-empowerment, self-confidence, overcoming social barriers and a lot of love. Overall, the record is no longer as experimental as the debut album "Lost Where I Belong" from the year 2010, on which Triana really exuberantly let off steam, or its successor "Giants" from 2015.
Instead, the Londoner presents herself in the new work as a great and alternately pop or hymnal soul queen who uses her voice very purposefully. The production is finely spun, dynamic, the instrumentation almost classical, even if the beats often speak a different rhythmic language.
You can clearly see that Triana often cooperates with producers and DJs like Flying Lotus ("Tea Leaf Dancers"), Mr. Scruff ("Hold On"), Breach ("Everything You Never Had") or Bonobo (who also produced her first record) in the past and lent them their voice for their music. Somewhere between the exuberant sound of the 70s and the modern sound structure of the 10s, Andreya Triana occupies an elevated special position. In October she comes to us on tour.
An event by Prime Entertainment.