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Albums Of The Week: Yola | Stand For Myself

The British artist serves more southern soul with the help of producer Dan Auerbach.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Stand For Myself is the anthemic new album from Yola. Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, the record is a timeless masterpiece marking an idiosyncratic sonic shift, which will defy all expectation. A sophisticated and diverse sonic mix of symphonic soul and classic pop, the album traces an expansive musical thread through Yola’s most eclectic musical inspirations, as delivered via her inimitable vocals.

“It’s a collection of stories of allyship, black feminine strength through vulnerability, and loving connection from the sexual to the social. All celebrating a change in thinking and paradigm shift at their core,” Yola says. “It is an album not blindly positive and it does not simply plead for everyone to come together. It instead explores ways that we need to stand for ourselves throughout our lives, what limits our connection as humans and declares that real change will come when we challenge our thinking and acknowledge our true complexity.”

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