Lady – The Prototype

It’s not often you can listen to cover a song and not compare it against the original. Upon listening to Lady’s version of Andre 3000’s ‘The Prototype’, it’s easy to forget your listening to someone else’s song. The Philadelphia-based soul/folk/jazz newcomers Lady serve up something quite memorable with their first official output as a group. Lady’s full length debut ‘You and Me’ will be out via Ropeadope Records on 10/16.

Emerging from the rich musical history of Philadelphia is an entirely new sound that all the city has already fallen in love with. Led by the mysterious and divine 22 year old Kate Foust, Lady’s music just demands the listener to abandon all definition and just let it’s stark beauty takeover.

‘Some moments in the Lady catalog, like the torrid ‘Lie to Me,” are so stripped bare, even Foust gets nervous. ‘My voice is so naked, it’s almost uncomfortable for me to listen to,’ she says. ‘That’s how I know it’s good.'” – Philly City Paper

Lady is backed by a cast of accomplished musicians, who know how to subtly flex their musical prowess to provide the strong, yet minimal foundation for Foust’s quiver-inducing vocals. The band’s raw sound was masterfully captured by none other than the legendary Phil Nicolo, who has produced for Lauren Hill, Bob Dylan and John Lenon.

Lady’s full length debut ‘You and Me’ will be out via Ropeadope Records on 10/16.

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