Andrée Belle has just about finished a pocket epic of an album called Return To Queendom, made with the help of a truly regal selection of local musicians—like L.A. RECORD featurees Jimetta Rose (interviewed here) and Arlene Deradoorian (interviewed here) as well Jonah Levine, MAST's Tim Conley (reviewed here and here) and many more. First single "Rise" is perfectly arranged jazz-funk with acrobatic vocals and a cosmically unstoppable momentum that's like watching the sun lift itself above the horizon. It's called "Rise" for many reasons—political and metaphorical—and it's more a soundtrack for a movement than a movie. Andrée Belle's record release show for Return to Queendom is on International Women's Day on Fri., Mar. 8, at Resident with poetry by Jimetta Rose, dance by Monika Felice Smith and DJs Shiva, Novena Carmel and Wyldeflower plus guests TBA. Get tickets here! " /> L.A. Record

TRACK PREMIERE: ANDRÉE BELLE “RISE”

February 11th, 2019 | Listen

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L.A. singer-songwriter Andrée Belle has just about finished a pocket epic of an album called Return To Queendom, made with the help of a truly regal selection of local musicians—like L.A. RECORD featurees Jimetta Rose (interviewed here) and Arlene Deradoorian (interviewed here) as well Jonah Levine, MAST’s Tim Conley (reviewed here and here) and many more. First single “Rise” is perfectly arranged jazz-funk with acrobatic vocals and a cosmically unstoppable momentum that’s like watching the sun lift itself above the horizon. It’s called “Rise” for many reasons—political and metaphorical—and it’s more a soundtrack for a movement than a movie. Andrée Belle‘s record release show for Return to Queendom is on International Women’s Day on Fri., Mar. 8, at Resident with poetry by Jimetta Rose, dance by Monika Felice Smith and DJs Shiva, Novena Carmel and Wyldeflower plus guests TBA. Get tickets here!

Conceptualist – Andrée Belle
Producer – Tim Conley / MAST
Engineer – Itai Shapira
Mixing – Itai Shapira and Tim Conley
Mastering – Daddy Kev
Recorded at Revival at the Complex – revival.la/
All songs written by: Andrée Belle and Tim Conley

Vocals: Andrée Belle
BGVs: Andrée Belle, Arlene Deradoorian, Jimetta Rose Smith
Keys: Doug Carter
Guitar: Tim Conley
Bass: Yuki Lin Hayashi
Drums: Gene Coye
Percussion: José Perez
String and Horn Arrangements: Tim Conley
Violin: Luis Mascaro
Viola: Thom Lea
Cello: Artyom Manukyan
Trumpet: Aaron Janik
Saxophone: Daniel Rotem
Trombone: Jonah Levine