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Walk Through Fire, the debut album from Yola establishes her as the queen of country soul from the first note. The Dan Auerbach–produced album is a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars. Walk Through Fire is a career-defining and genre-bending release from one of the most exciting emerging British artists in music today. Yola’s arresting vocals captivate with sincere tales of heartache and loves lost, forgotten, and broken. Described by The New York Times, “her rich alto fits in seamlessly alongside the slide guitars, jangling piano and lush arrangements on her upcoming debut”. And declared by NPR’s Brittney McKenna as, “the work of an artist sure to stun audiences for years to come”.
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