Andra Day is bluesy, jazzy, sultry, sassy, and saucy. Yes, she is the Audacious Miss D. She says many of her songs are autobiographical, but they seem to reflect and give voice to what many who love her music feel and understand, and what some identify with. She creatively and unapologetically puts into song, from the heart, what she feels.
She mirrors her soul, what she sees of herself. And, audience members relate, when she sang poignant songs like Lamar Kendricks "No Make Up" and "I Can Only See My Future In My Rear View" on the Austin City Limits stage. She shared joyfully how she feels when she paid tribute to Bob Marley by delivering a rousing, rootsy, jazzy reggae take of his classic "Could You Be Love."
Andra felt and put into song how many felt when she delivered a powerful and moving rendition of "Rise Up ('All we need is hope and that we have each other')" and dedicated it to the Orlando families who lost love ones. And, when she asked, the audience willingly sang along, shared and participated in singing this song as well as "Same Mistake" and as the "City Burns."
Through her music Andra Day shares passionately and creatively feels, shares and inspires. She is empowering and empowers. She possesses the audacity to hope. And, She is unabashedly the Audacious Miss D.
You can find out more about Andra Day's life and music here.