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Stream Yebba’s ‘Live At Electric Lady’ EP

With heads still nodding to her debut album Dawn, Yebba teams with Spotify for the exclusive EP Live At Electric Lady. A five-song drop, the EP feature live recordings of songs from Dawn, as well a cover of John Mayer’s “The Age of Worry.” The EP includes contributions from Questlove, Pino Palladino, Charles Myers, Yebba’s band leader, James Francies, and more.
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Yebba: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. As the camera slowly rises to the...
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Yebba: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. As the camera slowly rises to the...
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Yebba: Boomerang

Yebba (aka Abigail Smith) offers yet another taste of her upcoming debut album Dawn with “Boomerang,” a song about toxic relationships, revenge and karma. The West Memphis, Arkansas-based artist co-wrote the song with Tommy Brenneck and Ilsey Juber, and it was produced by Brenneck and Mark Ronson. The track was inspired by a friend of Yebba’s who was in an unhealthy relationship. “As soon as she had a baby, her husband started beating her,” the singer-songwriter explains. “Because I’ve never been married and I’ve never had a kid, the best way I knew how to tell that story was to describe how I feel when I’m blindsided by a relationship, and the shock that comes with that. I walked into this space in my mind where I find the one I love in someone else’s bed, and my mind goes right to violence. It’s the kind of thing where you have so much comfortability with rage, you’re able to think through it logically—like: ‘If I shoot him in the stomach, I’m gonna have to pay his hospital bill, so fuck that. If I shoot him in the head, then I could be convicted of murder. So what am I supposed to do?’ It ends up being a picture of running with your rage, and just trusting that karma will come back around and take care of things for you.”
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Smino Joins Yebba On “Louie Bag”

A GRAMMY-winning multi-hyphenate (singer/songwriter/arranger/producer), Yebba will release her debut album Dawn on September 10. Teaming with the always-talented Smino, she has revealed the visual for her latest single “Louie Bag.”. “Someone said to me, ‘You have to make sure this is not going to make you bitter. Bitterness will rob...
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Meet Yebba: the ‘one-in-a-million’ voice destined for the spotlight

While studying to be a music teacher, Abbey Smith had a vision. “It feels kind of wild to be sharing this, it’s so personal,” she tells me, hesitating. “But I had this feeling, like a valve opening up in my chest and taking in this air.” She takes an enormous, gulping breath. “And then it became very dark, and I was looking down as if from beyond [myself] at this tiny person on stage, and I felt… free.”
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Yebba: Daughter of a Preacher Man

Growing up in Arkansas, Yebba was captivated by gospel music. Even as a child, the singer knew she wanted to create songs with a soul. “It was hearing Aretha on a radio when I was very young,” she says of her musical introduction. “My dad is also a preacher, so I grew up singing in church with him. And every time I wanted to quit worship-leading, he would ask me: ‘Don’t you remember that Aretha grew up singing in her Daddy’s church too?’” In the past two years, Yebba has emerged as a singer to watch, thanks to her work alongside artists like Mark Ronson, Sam Smith, Mumford & Sons and Chance the Rapper. “Collaborating opens me up to another perspective,” she notes. “It helps me realize what I am not and gives me clarity on my singular truth.” Yebba’s debut album, executive produced by Ronson and recorded at New York City’s Electric Lady Studio, is expected out in the coming months on RCA. Ronson helped Yebba flesh out a batch of soulful, intimate originals, including her recent shimmering, bluesy single “Distance.” “He took all of these ideas and moods and places that we were in together, and brought it all to life by choosing The Roots and Pino Palladino,” she says. “The time I’ve spent around Mark and the friendship we developed was the guidance and the rest of it was him teaching me how to trust myself.” The artist has also earned a Grammy nod for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Distance,” which was inspired by the feeling of knowing a relationship is coming to an end. It’s the singer’s second nomination after winning in the same category for “How Deep Is Your Love” in 2018 alongside PJ Morton. Beyond her forthcoming album, Yebba is already anticipating recording more new music. And though the pandemic put her touring plans on hold, the musician is still grateful for the space to process what her recent music means to her, noting, “Even though I am eager to share these experiences with people in a live setting, I am thankful that I have more time to prepare and heal.”
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Lucky Daye Shares New EP ‘Table For Two’ — Featuring Yebba, Ari Lennox, Mahalia, Queen Naija, Joyce Wrice And Tiana Major9 Out Now On Keep Cool/RCA Records

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lucky Daye shares his latest EP, Table For Two, out now on Keep Cool/RCA Records. The EP follows his 2019 highly acclaimed debut album, Painted and comes off the heels of standout new single “On Read” with Grammy-nominated East London prodigy Tiana Major9. The release, timed perfectly for Valentine’s Day, features powerful contributions from Ari Lennox, YEBBA, Mahalia, Queen Naija, and Joyce Wrice making this a mandatory listen for any and all music lovers across eras and genres.
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