She's topped the charts with her debut album, Cheers to the Fall, taken the Grammys by storm in a powerful duet mash-up with Ellie Goulding, and appeared in Marc Jacobs' stunning spring campaign. Now singer Andra Day is hitting the road for the first leg of her international tour. We caught up with Day to get a sneak peek at what her fans can expect, and trust us, you're going to want to score a seat and hear her live.
She'll Perform Every Song on the Album
Day says that while she's performed several songs from Cheers to the Fall on stage in the past, there are a few key tracks that she's actually yet to sing live. "This time we'll be incorporating pretty much every track on the album into the show, and I'll perform them in such a way that they are recognizable but sound a bit different," says Day. "I'm excited for the audiences to hear the title track, 'Cheers to the Fall,' plus 'Red Flags' and 'Rearview.'"
You'll Really Feel Like You're Up Close and Personal, Plus There Will Be New Covers To Groove To
"I consider each performance to be an intimate conversation between me and the audience members," says Day. "My band and I have been experimenting with different setups to create that. We're using things like candles and lamps. I don't want anything grandiose because I don't want the spirit of the music to get lost." Day promises that she'll also be covering new songs this time around. "We have some interesting ones that we're adding to the set because as a performer you get tired of the ones you've done over and over, and you want to keep it fresh for the audience, too."
She's Joining Forces With Leon Bridges
When she heads overseas in April, Day will team up with crooner Leon Bridges for a series of shows. "He's an artist who performs stylistically in the same vein as me, so I think it will be a very interesting show," says Day. We're betting on it.