04-Oct-2019 | Hannah William's & The Affirmations
New Album - 50 Foot Woman
HANNAH WILLIAMS, the British soul hurricane, who sensationally became part of Jay-Z's chart topping"4.44" album, is primed and ready for her own national and international breakthrough.
Hannah and her Bristol based Affirmations - playing the Limelight in Belfast in December - deliver a definitive career statement with the soulful new album "50 Foot Woman".
The eagerly awaited long player be released on October 18 on the Milan based label Record Kicks.
The album captures all the visceral power of the group's increasingly legendary live performances.
Shades of classic soul and psychedelic funk blend uniquely with modern day flavours on a record destined to set the soul agenda for 2019 and far beyond.
After a 2012 debut with her previous band the Tastemakers, it was 2016's "Late Night's and Heartbreak" that announced the arrival of Hannah Williams and the Affirmations.
But little did she know that Jay-Z was listening!
One day, at her then day job running the music department at the University of Winchester, he sent her a text.
Once she'd established it was for real and plucked up the courage to call him back, she learned that Jay-Z's producer, No I.D., had played him Hannah's track to inspire his response to Beyonce's "Lemonade", on which she sang of his infidelities.
The substantial sample of her voice opened doors she never dreamed of.
What followed was a year of the band's widest ever touring, including an invitation to perform at Central Park Summer Stage NY, Toronto Jazz Festival and Brooklyn Bowl NY as well as throughout Europe, where they had already made their mark.
Then came the burning determination to make the record of their lives!
The captivating "50 Foot Woman" is that album, produced by Shawn Lee, a respected presence on the funk/soul scene.
Now, finally, the world will hear what the cognoscenti have known for a while...
that Hannah Williams is the real deal and sings from her very soul.
If you're in any doubt, don't be! Get out and buy this album.
You won't be disappointed