Faraway Look - Yola

from the album Walk Through Fire (2019)

Yola is an exquisitely gifted singer from the United Kingdom.  Her genre-bending voice defies boundaries as it soars above any form of musical accompaniment.  She is soul.  She is country.  She is rock.  She is Yola!

On her song Faraway Look, the listener is treated to a big, 1960s production made possible through the handiwork of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.  The record combines modern fidelity with vintage tones, while never impeding on the singer, or her authenticity.

As I listen to this song, I am reminded of the grandeur of great artists, like Roberta Flack.  It is amazing how big Yola's voice is.  Equally amazing is her intonation and the subtle textures in her vocal delivery.  She simply blows me away.

This is one hell of a record.

Click Here to watch the official music video for Faraway Look by Yola.