January 2017

The Dawn of a New Day

A voice like Andra Day’s doesn’t come around all that often. Although she acknowledges her major influences as a singer in our January 2017 cover story—particularly the jazz vocalists Billie Holiday and Nina Simone—it’s clear that she’s got her own style. If you haven’t heard her before, we strongly recommend you check out the video below. It begins with a brief interview clip in which Day discusses the inspiration behind her hit “Rise Up,” followed by a stirring live acoustic performance of that song. Enjoy!