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Walk Through Fire Limited Heavyweight Vinyl LP

by Yola

Release Date: 22 February 2019

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Nonesuch


Yola Walk Through Fire Limited Heavyweight Vinyl LP


British rising star Yola’s debut solo album, Walk Through Fire, is produced by The Black Keys’ eight-time Grammy Award winner Dan Auerbach. Yola has blazed her own trail with an unshakable passion for the soul and country music she loves. Walk Through Fire is a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel and shimmering tremolo guitars, it provides the perfect soundtrack to Yola’s arresting vocals, which first came to the attention of Auerbach after a friend sent him a video of Yola performing in Nashville. The album includes the single ‘Faraway Look’. Yola was an audience favorite when she performed the song on Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny on New Year's Eve.

Dan Auerbach stated, “The moment I met Yola I was impressed. Her spirit fills the room, just like her voice... she has the ability to sing in a full roar or barely a whisper and that is a true gift. She made everyone in the studio an instant believer.” Yola said, “Lyrically the song is about escapism and the video adds an awesome twist. We wrote the song about getting away from an oppressive environment. I was in an abusive relationship a while back, so I drew on the feeling of relief and release that I had when I truly felt free.”

Hailing from a small town outside Bristol, Yola grew up in poverty with an unsupportive parent who “banned” her from making any music. She later became homeless, living on the streets of London and also experienced stress-induced voice loss. Yola overcame these challenges to launch a successful sideline in writing, performing on pop hits and briefly joined Massive Attack. She was also the main writer and front woman in Phantom Limb, opening for artists including James Brown and Dr. John before pursuing her solo career in 2016. She quickly made her mark in the US with her vocal powers and innovative songwriting winning early supporters, including Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, Paste, Stereogum, NPR and The Current’s Bill DeVille who exclaimed, “She's a powerhouse of a singer: she's part Southern soul, she's part gospel and she's completely amazing. You'll want to remember her name: Yola.”

Featured Tracks:

Side: 1

1. Faraway Look
2. Shady Grove
3. Ride Out In The Country
4. It Ain't Easier
5. Walk Through Fire
6. Rock Me Gently

Side: 2

1. Love All Night (Work All Day)
2. Deep Blue Dream
3. Lonely The Night
4. Still Gone
5. Keep Me Here
6. Love Is Light

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