Jan 8th, 2019
American singer-songwriter Nicole Willis is back with a new single, a new upcoming album, a new band and a new sound! Backed by Banda Palomita, a formation of Finnish musicians Miss Nicole hand-picked to accompany her live and in the studio, this indefatigable songstress is ready to give fans a taste of her upcoming album with first single “I Call Your Name”, an infectious slice of midtempo electro-funk released digitally on January 11th, in which Nicole languidly addresses a lost love whose memory still haunts her.
Produced by Nicole Willis and Ilari Larjosto, this track provides a sneak peak into the sonic landscape of new full-length “My Soul Sensation”, a luscious collection of disco-tinged soul, jazz-funk, boogie & electro that is a distinct change of direction from her work with The Soul Investigators and her previous long-player “My Name Is Nicole Willis“ released in 2017 with UMO Jazz Orchestra. Scheduled to drop in February on LP and Digital download via Persephone Records, the new album sees Miss Willis take complete creative control, from writing the music and lyrics to recording, editing and mixing.
Banda Palomita is comprised of Ndioba Gueye (electric bass), Julius Heikkilä (guitars), Antti Kujanpää (keyboards, synths, sequencer), Ilari Larjosto (drums, engineer, producer) and Luiz Orlando Sá Do Carmo (percussion). With Nicole Willis and Ilari Larjosto collaborating as the production team, this new line-up of skilled musicians came together with the express intent of playing disco-flavored soul and funk for the contemporary dance-floor.