Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Austrian-Zimbabwean singer/songwriter Yela teamed up with super producer Steve McKie to make soul magic.
"One More" is a buoyant track that begins with Yela singing, "If I get one more night with you, well let me tell you what I'd do." Get your heads out of the gutter, she's speaking of pure love and savoring the perfect moment. If you've never had that feeling, you will once you listen to "One More." Growing up her musical inspirations ranged from Billie Holiday, Bob Marley and Miriam Makeba to Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell and Jimi Hendrix.
Her voice presents an old soul with new energy that will keep your attention. By the way, if you've never heard of Steve McKie, look him up. The Philly-bred musician and producer is well known for his work with soul royalty such as Jill Scott, Bilal, Robert Glasper, Musiq Soulchild, Estelle and more.