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Title - Hope Resurgence
Artist - Nadia Washington

For those unaware, powerhouse vocalist Nadia Washington makes her debut statement with Hope Resurgence, her new album due out February 24th, 2023.

Six years in the making, this affirmative nine-track collection finds the seasoned singer demonstrating her multi-instrument proficiency’s and savvy vocal stylings amid a fearless and heartfelt multi-genre collective.

Touching on themes of perseverance and faith, Hope Resurgence captures Washington poised and steadfast, leading an impressive roster of respected musical collaborators while the Texas-native divulges in her superb vocal range and dexterity on an array of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, auxiliary bass and harp, to name a few.

Though Hope Resurgence marks Washington’s first release as a leader, the vocalist has been active on the scene and within an array of musical categories, for over a decade.

She can be heard among the likes of performers such as Esperanza Spalding, Lalah Hathaway, Dianne Reeves, Terri Lynn Carrington and the late George Duke.

Washington has also made acute impressions within the Hip-Hop realm on collaborations with Ray Angry of The Roots, Georgia Anne Muldrow and DJ Mark De Clive-Lowe. Notably, she can be heard on the critically acclaimed 2015 Blue Note and Revive Music recording, Revive Music Presents Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1.

1. Hope Resurgence (5:24)
2. Broken (4:31)
3. Half Love (3:48)
4. Cyclone (Ft. Nicholas Payton) (3:41)
5. Nabi (Edified) (Ft. Nelda Washington and Kisha Grandy) (2:24)
6. Machine (4:41)
7. Bitter Cold (4:36)
8. Fire (5:32)
9. Pagliacci’s Lament (4:20)

This soulfully-smooth, heartfelt and organic new album opens on the twinkling, and titular Hope Resurgence, and the groove-laden Broken and then brings us the mesmerizingly serene balladry of Half Love and then we get the atmospherically-charged Cyclone (featuring Nicholas Payton).

Up next is the vibrantly joyous, funky and uplifting Nabi (Edified) (featuring both Nelda Washington and Kisha Grandy), and then, led in by some spirited guitar growth, we get the rocking, gritty blues of Machine, the gossamer balladry of Bitter Cold, the recording rounding out on the pulsing, mid-tempo Fire, coming to a close on the classically-imbued Pagliacci’s Lament.

Throughout the development of Hope Resurgence, Nadia relished in the steady process of collaboration. Demonstrating patience and fortitude, she chose to piece together a collection of compositions recorded and conceptualized over the past few years of her life. “I wanted to make sure the music and arrangements reflected my inner growth personally and musically.”

The final product encapsulates the grateful spirit and mastery of an artist who opted for repose.

Nadia Washington - Hope Resurgence (Live Recording)

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