253 5th ave. N
Saint Petersburg, FL
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
$45.00 – $65.00 Buy
Singer/songwriter India.Arie is bringing her unique soul sound to The Palladium on Saturday, October 12th!
Sometimes you have to step back to move forward. Coming to that realization, let alone taking that crucial first step, can be a daunting endeavor. Now on the other side of a self-imposed four-year hiatus, India.Arie returns with the most illuminating album of her career.
Born in Denver and having relocated to Atlanta as a teen, India.Arie went from “singing under a tree in the park” to the GRAMMY® Awards stage in five years, earning seven nominations for her 2001 double-platinum debut Acoustic Soul, which features her first hit single, Video. That was followed in 2002 by the platinum-selling Voyage to India, 2006’s gold-certified Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship, and its 2009 sequel Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics.
SongVersation reunites the GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter/producer with longtime writing partner/co-producer Shannon Sanders. Recorded in Atlanta and Los Angeles, India.Arie’s fifth studio album features additional production from singer/songwriter David Ryan Harris and songwriter Michael Ruff. The result is a compelling snapshot of her hard-won breakthrough to simultaneous personal and artistic growth.
Her inner renewal pulsates throughout SongVersation, starting with lead single Cocoa Butter. The mid-tempo groove and image-rich verses mirror the soothing balm that is the song’s namesake. The singer exudes quiet power on the non-apologetic Life I Know as well as the empowerment-themed Just Do You. With its spare instrumentation, honest and engaging lyrics framed by melodic R&B, SongVersation finds India.Arie coming back full circle to the basics that captivated a global legion of fans on debut album Acoustic Soul.
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