All you have to do is listen to 2013's Lady once, and you ll remember in case you forgot why they call it soul music. The honesty, the aching sweetness, the raw power of these singers and their songs will remind you that nothing can move you as much, or touch you as deeply, as two women with amazing voices singing in tight harmony. Lady is a collaborative project from Terri Walker and Nicole Wray. This unexpected transatlantic pairing was born out of a shared love of soul music and the resulting album is a modern day interpretation of the classic sounds pioneered by labels such as Stax, Atlantic, and Motown.
Lady unites the mellowness and pop flair of 60s soul with the driving beat of hip-hop, and the silky rhythms of modern R&B. These two powerful voices harmonize to create a fresh sound that tells the stories of growing up and never giving up, of love and friendship, of yearning and losing, bad girls and good hearts. Lead single "Money" offers an overdue female perspective on the gold digger dynamic and has been accumulating plays and plaudits since emerging online. Other highlights include the self-assured strut of "Get Ready," the dramatic, piano-driven "Karma," Walker and Wray's tender tribute to their mothers in "Sweet Lady" and the heart-racing raunch of "Good Lovin'."
Lady's vocals switch smoothly from solos to seamless harmonies and are underpinned throughout by Truth & Soul's Leon Michels and Jeff Silverman's luscious production. Lady is an authentic original, drawing from the past to infuse the present with new power. Prepare to take your hat off to Lady. Get ready to fall in love. There has never been, there will never be, anything else like it.