ESPERANZA SPALDING RELEASES NEW VIDEO WITH DIRECTOR CALMATIC FOR THE SONG “UNCONDITIONAL LOVE” OFF HER CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM EMILY’S D+EVOLUTION

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 Esperanza Spalding’s Emily’s D+Evolution, released March 4, 2016 on Concord Records, is a daring tapestry of music, vibrant imagery, and performance art from the 4-time GRAMMY winner. Fresh off a 17-city European tour which included performances at the U.K.’s Love Supreme Festival, the Cruilla Barcelona Summer Festival, the Jazz a Vienne Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival, the genre-bending composer, bassist and vocalist has just completed a new video with director Calmatic (Kendrick Lamar, Jhené Aiko) for her slow-burning hit “Unconditional Love.” 

BET Soul has the exclusive world video premiere for “Unconditional Love” starting at 6 AM ET. BET Soul is the 24 hour network that connects true enthusiasts to real soul/R&B music as well as to the artists they love. Watch the video here.

Emily’s D+Evolution continues to win raves, and has been voted one of the best albums of 2016 (so far) by NPRRolling Stone, Time, LA Times, PasteNew York magazine’s Vulture.com and more.

Spalding will embark on a fall tour running from September 29 to November 4 with stops in the U.S. and South America (the fifth continent that her tour has visited). More dates are expected to be announced in the near future.

MID-YEAR CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR ESPERANZA SPALDING & EMILY’S D+EVOLUTION

“This record is her best yet. Forced to classify, you’d call it art rock, for guitar-bass-drums electric power trio; asked for touchstones, you might throw out St. Vincent, or Laurie Anderson, or Janelle Monae.”

NPR Music’s 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

“It’s a scorching art-pop statement.”

Rolling Stone’s 45 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

“Having already established herself as a bass prodigy and thoughtful interpreter of jazz, Esperanza Spalding dives deep into her own head on this album…”

TIME Magazine’s Best Albums of 2016 So Far

“A record that refuses to sit still on the strength of percolating rhythms, Matthew Stevens’ barbed guitar and Spalding’s acrobatic vocals, which recall the jazz-tilted explorations of Joni Mitchell.”

The Los Angeles Times best pop music of 2016 (so far)

“Spalding has indulged every experimental impulse, creating a shape-shifting album that blends riff-heavy prog rock, dazzling jazz fusion, and probing singer-songwriter pop—often within the same track.”

Paste Magazine’s 25 Best Albums of 2016 (So Far)

Together with longtime Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, Spalding settles on a confident mix of vocal gymnastics that evoke peak Joni Mitchell…”

New York Magazine’s Vulture.com Best Albums of 2016 (So Far)

“Untethered from her jazz-virtuoso status, Spalding showed explosive creativity in this offbeat funk gem.”

Boston Globe Best Albums of 2016 (So Far)

“…Esperanza Spalding’s virtuosic gifts consistently awe the listener.”

Complex – The Best Albums of 2016 (So Far)

“Esperanza Spalding’s virtuosity is undeniable. But on Emily’s D+Evolution it’s put front and center: a fearless 12 song album that shows Spalding going in so many musical directions at once, built on a foundation of funk.”

Okayplayer’s Mid-Year Musings: The Best Albums of 2016 So Far

“…luscious, inspired and wholly original…”

Tidal’s Favorite Albums of 2016 So Far

“This rhapsodic plunge into young love’s urgent eroticism earns jazz boundary-buster Spalding the comparisons to Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell that lesser artists crave; she nails a wild melody that very few could even approach.”

“One” voted one of NPR Music’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016 (So Far)

“What do you do when you’ve burned through every accomplishment and earned every plaudit around you before you hit your prime? You freak out, start to unleash the darker energies you’ve been bottling and rerouting. Her 2016 album, Emily’s D+Evolution, charted this course, and her touring show behind it was at once theatrically cuckoo and impressively poised.”

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TRACK LIST:

  1. Good Lava
  2. Unconditional Love
  3. Judas
  4. Earth To Heaven
  5. One
  6. Rest In Pleasure
  7. Ebony and Ivy
  8. Noble Nobles
  9. Farewell Dolly
  10. Elevate or Operate
  11. Funk The Fear
  12. I Want It Now

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