Andreya Triana has dropped an amazing new single entitled ‘Freedom,’ drawn from her forthcoming album ‘Life in Colour,’ through Hi-Tea Records/The Orchard.
The upbeat and instantly catchy song, which features Andreya’s rich vocals and powerful lyrics about female empowerment is the third from her new album.
‘Freedom’ follows the singles ‘WOMAN’, recently remixed by acclaimed electro-pop duo Nimmo, and ‘Broke’, a soulful track about growing up with her mother.
Andreya says about the new song:
“‘Freedom’ is a song about feeling strong and liberated within yourself. For me, that came from learning from the older generation, taking wisdom from my grandmother, learning from my Mum’s triumph and mistakes. Taking all of this wisdom and information and utilizing it to enable me to become the best woman I can be. To live my life freely and truthfully.
‘Freedom’ was the first song that Dimitri Tikovoi and I wrote together and was the decider that he should produce most of my album. Dee Adam was amazing in helping me shape the lyric into what the song was to become. I love this song and I hope it uplifts anyone that hears it!”
Inspired by womanhood and recorded in London and Stockholm; the upcoming album includes a broad variety of musical influences – soul, blues, pop, reggae, and jazz.
Available to pre-order now, it comes in digital, CD and coloured vinyl formats.
The third record follows her critically acclaimed 2010 debut ‘Lost Where I Belong’, that Bonobo produced, and her sophomore record ‘Giants’, which came out in 2015.
Andreya Triana is an experimental and self-taught singer and songwriter originally hailing from South East London.
Her husky voice is reminiscent of predecessors Lauryn Hill and Cassandra Wilson.
Her music is of the moody soul variety more popular with her fellow 21st-century European artists than their American counterparts.
Triana moved to Worcester in the West Midlands at 14. At 17 she did an open-mike night at a local music venue where the owner introduced her to a collective of musicians, with whom she formed a group called Bootis.
While studying for a degree in music technology in Leeds, Andreya reformed Bootis with new members and a new multi-genre sound.
Soon, her love of improvisation would birth her Freeflo Sessions — a one-woman show using a sampler to loop vocals, percussive sounds, and beats live.
She toured extensively with her Freeflo Sessions, and because of the creative strength she displayed in the show, in 2006 she took part in the Red Bull Music Academy in Australia, where she further developed her style for improvisation and secured links with some of the best producers and musicians on the music scene.
Multiple collaborations ensued daily at the Academy, notably “Tea Leaf Dancers,” a collaboration with hip-hop producer Flying Lotus (released on Warp Records), which caught the attention of Ninja Tune stalwart Simon Green, also known as Bonobo. He featured her on his ‘Black Sands’ album and then offered to produce her first full-length effort, Lost Where I Belong. The 2010 debut was a well-received set of smoky ballads and well-produced mid-tempo soul, all with a distinctive retro feel.
~ Vincent Thomas, Rovi