Kandace Springs‘ ‘Black Orchid EP‘, featuring brand new tracks from her forthcoming album produced by Karriem Riggins. I was hoping you’d post the news along with the video for her take on The Stylistics’ “People Make the World Go Round,” watch here:



Other songs on the EP include her cover of the Roberta Flack-popularized torch song “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (a crowd favorite at Kandace’s live shows), along with the ruminative “Black Orchid” which highlights the acoustic strum of guitarist-songwriter Jesse Harris (who struck GRAMMY gold with Norah Jones by penning her breakout hit “Don’t Know Why”).


Prince once said that Kandace Springs “has a voice that could melt snow.” The music icon heard her cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” online and invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain, becoming a mentor to the young singer and pianist. Another legend, Daryl Hall, also discovered Kandace early on, inviting her to perform on his TV show Live from Daryl’s House. Kandace will open for Hall & John Oates along their co-headline North American summer tour with Train (dates here).

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