On sixteenth August, 4 London artists will launch a breath-taking cowl of ‘Pure Girl’ in honour of Aretha Franklin, generally labelled the ‘Queen of Soul’ however all the time revered and liked as a lady who demanded R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Aretha handed away 4 years in the past on sixteenth August 2018 however left a legacy of unbelievable music that has twice positioned her within the high ten of Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Biggest Artists of All Time’. Regardless of being often known as a musical legend, she was a traumatized little one, a teenage mom, a gospel prodigy and a civil rights champion, all issues which she channelled into her music defining catalogue of soul, filling her songs with spirit; she translated that really feel and fireplace into the whole lot she did, however, greater than something she was outlined by her voice.
Many got here after her, emboldened by her, however none got here shut as a result of greater than any of them Franklin possessed a roar that wasn’t solely technically sensible, it was a pure, self derived instrument that testified to her truths. This roar of a voice was one thing so shifting and provoking that it absolutely makes her the unique Lioness, however above all it makes her the last word ‘Pure Girl’ as a result of what made Aretha particular was the soul, the humanity, the pure approach she gave nerve to individuals once they had been being overwhelmed down and killed. Upon her demise 4 years in the past, the Obamas stated:
“Aretha helped outline the American expertise. In her voice, we may really feel our historical past, all of it and in each shade-our energy and our ache, our darkness and our mild, our quest for redemption and our exhausting received respect”
It appears becoming then that as a mark of their respect for what Aretha has dropped at them, 4 London based mostly musicians will launch their sensible cowl of the enduring ‘Pure Girl’. As all of us reveled in Ladies’s soccer placing a smile on the face of Soccer, I’m certain it was not misplaced on us that we will solely perform as a society when everybody feels highly effective sufficient to embrace their truths, our Lionesses didn’t finally triumph by something apart from self empowerment; with out robust pure girls we’re nothing.
Marie Naffah, Celine Love, Fox Gunn and Viia have joined their unbelievable skills to create one thing very highly effective certainly, following on from their acoustic charity launch, they’re releasing this beautiful produced model which can fairly merely take your breath away. If this acts as your introduction to those 4 very particular artists then the tune may have taken a step in the best course but when this tune makes you are feeling the soul of Aretha coursing by your veins, if this tune makes you are feeling empowered and able to sort out the day, the month, the 12 months, then I’m certain Marie, Celine, Fox and Viia will really feel that they’ve achieved their aim. Hear them sing, really feel their honesty coursing by the music, embracing their very own truths and their very own nature and faucet into 4 trendy girls letting the legacy of Aretha move by their music.