• Ingrid Andress Breaks Down Her Evocative Debut Album ‘Lady Like': Exclusive

    8 days ago - By Billboard

    On March 8, 2019, Ingrid Andress unveiled her first song as a Warner Music Nashville recording artist, titled “Lady Like,” after years of writing tunes for others. Almost exactly a year later, the song's name has taken on an even bigger meaning for Andress: Her debut album, Lady Like , arrives on Friday .
    The LP features eight tracks that showcase Andress' impactful lyricism and turns her own experiences into relatable tales, backed by dynamic melodies driven by her stunning piano playing. Perhaps the prime example is “More Hearts Than Mine,” Andress' debut single on country radio - which...
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  • Whitacre Search for ‘Seasons' of Hope on Debut Album & ‘Prodigal' Single: Exclusive

    8 days ago - By Billboard

    Denver's Whitacre didn't shirk on ambition for their debut album, Seasons - including the track “Prodigal,” premiering exclusively on Billboard below.
    “I think it's kind of, in a way, a concept album,” frontman Paul Whitacre tells Billboard. “It's a story of going from a sense of hopelessness to a sense of hope. We want the songs to take the listener through a story that arrives in a place of hope.” The theme comes from a personal place for all four band members, too, according to Whitacre.
    “I don't think there was a single moment that inspired that concept,” he says, “but I think the guys...
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