North Carolina singer-songwriter Rebekah Todd pulls inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, citing passionate singer/songwriters like Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi as her inspirations for shaping the music she writes and performs today. Her sophomore album Crooked Lines arrives tomorrow (Feb 17th), but Singersroom holds the exclusive stream today.
The album was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign in which Todd crafted 30 original fine art paintings for the campaign and with the help of 450 fans, the campaign was completed with over $32K raised to fund her sophomore album. To celebrate, Todd released the debut track off the album”Hustle,” the horns on the song are played by notable horn player Marcus Anderson (Prince). Crooked Lines features ten soulful tracks which were produced by Dick Hodgin and Chad Lister.
About the album, Todd says:
“In the last two years, I’ve felt my voice mature into a confident blues and soul style. The album is a great representation of that growth and is something I am deeply proud of. The album is rich as it dips into the more vulnerable love songs, such as ‘Let Me Prove My Love’ [which was written for Todd’s distant lover in Santiago, Chile] as well as the sweeping and wailing rocky/blues tunes like ‘Can’t Sleep.’ It’s in ‘Hustle’ where the band really found its funky stride. I can’t wait for fans to listen to all of the new tunes and am already itching to start on a new album as we push even further into our sound.”
“I’m very excited about the release of Crooked Lines,” she continued. ” In this album, I really found my voice and began reaching for higher and bigger notes. It felt really uninhibited. I can’t wait to see how my sound continues to grow for the next album!”
Stream Crooked Lines below:
Growing up in the small town of Benson, North Carolina, Rebekah Todd has been surrounded by music for as long as she can remember. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from East Carolina University in 2012, Rebekah has been devoting her life to writing and touring. Currently based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Rebekah is a gifted performer with a natural, soulful, and effortless voice and two releases under her belt, releasing her debut EP, Forget Me Not, in 2011, and first LP, Roots Bury Deep, in 2014. Her band Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey won the On The Rise series for FloydFest 2016 and are set to play the main stage in 2017 alongside acts such as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels and Rope, and Turkuaz.