Singer/songwriter Acantha Lang has swiftly become one of modern soul music’s best kept secrets. Now, the Robert Randolph-collaborator and rising soul talent has released her debut album ‘Beautiful Dreams’ following praise from BBC who has distinguished her as a “brilliant.. independent artist destined for world domination,” TheatreLife UK who named her the “next big thing in soul music,” and Echoes Magazine who named ‘Beautiful Dreams’ their soul album of the month in a glowing five-star review.
Relix says ‘Beautiful Dreams’ “…showcases her ability to blend Stax-inspired funk with Southern blues, delivering head-on lyrical vignettes that takes on a mix of contemporary topics,” and Soul Bag Magazine has declared “there are traces [of] Aretha Franklin, the young Mavis Staples, even Nina Simone, but the whole thing belongs only to her”
Earlier this year Lang made her national TV debut, delivering a dazzling performance on CBS Saturday Morning, which included three tracks – “He Said / She Said,” “It’s Gonna Be Alright” and “Sugar Woman.” Channeling past luminaries Sharon Jones and Gladys Knight and equally incorporating elements of contemporary soul giants such as Durand Jones & the Indications, Lang’s momentous television debut signaled a momentous summer to come including an opening slot with Daptone Records’ Lee Fields on July 5th at the legendary Jazz Cafe in London.
Revisit the full CBS performance here.
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