Weekly US music releases: Lucinda Williams, Marsha Ambrosius and Lykke Li

On March 1, three female singer-songwriters deliver new albums - from America's folk-rocker Lucinda Williams to Britain's R&B-flavored Marsha Ambrosius to Sweden's indie pop performer Lykke Li.

Lucinda Williams, Blessed
Fourth on Amazon's pop and rock charts, Grammy winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams delivers a new collection of her folk, blues and country-flavored tracks. This critically acclaimed artists's 11th album from Lost Highway Records is produced by Grammy winning producer Don Was (Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson) and her husband/manager Tom Overby, featuring guests Elvis Costello and Matthew Sweet. The deluxe edition includes The Kitchen Tapes, recorded at her kitchen table, and different album cover artwork.
http://www.lucindawilliams.com

Marsha Ambrosius, Late Nights & Early Mornings
Second on Amazon's R&B chart, Grammy nominated Marsha Ambrosius, from the English neo-soul duo Floetry, debuts with her 13-song solo album on J Records/Sony. The first single, "I Hope She Cheats on You (With a Basketball Player)," is followed up by the ballad "Far Away." Guest collaborators include Alicia Keys and Dre & Vidal. Michael Jackson had a hit with her song "Butterflies," and she has been featured on tracks from Nas, Busta Rhymes and Jamie Foxx.
http://www.marshaambrosiusmusic.com/

Lykke Li, Wounded Rhymes
Sixth on Amazon's alternative rock chart, Swedish indie pop artist Lykke Li Zachrisson releases her second album on Atlantic Records, garnering 4-star reviews from Mojo and Rolling Stone. Her 10-track collection, produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John, features her Marianne Faithful-like vocals and unique electro-soul sound. She gained recognition at US music fests like Lollapalooza and is selling out shows on tour in Europe this April. Her material includes a cover of the Kings of Leon track "Knocked Up," and she has performed "Gifted" with Kanye West.
Lykke Li's video for "I Follow Rivers:" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZYbEL06lEU
http://www.lykkeli.com

RC

 

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