26-year-old soul singer Yebba debuts with her brand new studio album “Dawn” produced by multi-awarder Mark Ronson
Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe-winning musician and producer Mark Ronson produced the album, and other key collaborators include Questlove, the Roots, A$AP Rocky, KAYTRANADA, Pino Palladino, Smino, James Francies, Smokey Hormel, and many more. The album was recorded at New York City’s Electric Lady Studios.
Dawn is the name of Yebba’s mother who she lost to suicide. Dawn also refers to the first glimpse of light in the sky after the darkness of night, offering a radiant sense of possibility with her debut album.
Yebba’s talent is also spotlighted on Drake’s just-released album Certified Lover Boy on “Yebba’s Heartbreak,” declared “gorgeous” by Rolling Stone.
Her Tiny Desk performance and latest track releases this week alone are blowing up Instagram, with Yebba receiving an outpouring of love from notable fans including Taraji P. Henson, Jacob Collier, Brandi Carlile, Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Hailey Baldwin, India.Arie, Sam Smith, Ledisi, Julia Michaels, Jojo, and the list goes on.
The video for the previous single “Boomerang” was directed by award-winning photographer and director Francesco Carrozini (Jay-Z/Beyoncé/Lenny Kravitz) who also lensed Yebba’s previous videos for “October Sky (Live)” and “Louie Bag.”
Another Single “October Sky” was released this summer along with an acoustic performance video and was declared “a master class in conveying complex emotions” (NPR) along with love from H.E.R., Justin Timberlake, Brandi Carlile, Zane Lowe, and Mark Ronson, who produced “October Sky” and the album.
Clash writes: “‘Distance’ is a phenomenal exhibition of Yebba’s dramatic vocal ability.” Rolling Stone concurs “Yebba delivers a characteristically stunning vocal performance,” and NPR calls the song “the ultimate exercise in restraint. Fully aware of her ability to vocally run circles around any production, she matches the tenderness of the orchestration and lyrics.” Okayplayer continues “Yebba has become an acclaimed vocalist due to her unforgettable sound.”