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Album Release: Friday, March 26th
"Queen Esther is a Billie Holliday-ish singer. Her singing also somehow reminds me of Sly Stone in the way she slides a syllable from one note to another in her melodies while imbuing the note with funk and the word with poignance." - Rate Your Music
With each song from Gild The Black Lily, the Blackness that raised her moves steadily from The Old West (The Black Cowgirl Song) and the foundations of the Black church (John The Revelator) to heartbreak (He Thinks I Still Care) with soulful declarations (All That We Are) that include country-rock reworked into black country soul (Take It To The Limit) and back again. Ultimately, this album illuminates and reveals other facets of the Black sonic experience.