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[YEAR END 2009] The ‘One To Watch’: Andreya Triana


Andreya Triana has been on the music scene for some time and has collaborated with a variety of artists including Bonobo, Mr Scruff, TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio, Natural Self, Kidkanevil and Flying Lotus, but 2010 will see the Ninja Tune signee stepping out on her own and releasing her debut album sometime in the spring.

The first single from the project, ‘Lost Where I Belong’, is a fantastic slice of chilled out soul, with Andreya’s gorgeous vocal laid over a great track produced by labelmate Bonobo and co-written by yet another Ninja Tune artist, Fink. The single is officialy released on 8th February 2010 but has been doing the rounds on the web for a month or two and now has a great video to accompany it.

I was particularly impressed with Andreya’s ‘Freeflo Sessions’, where she uses a sampler to loop vocals, percussive sounds and beats and then sings over the top. In a year that has seen a lot of the talent and musicianship stripped away from soul/RnB and replaced by formulaic, bland ‘pop’ artists, it’s refreshing to see a truly talented, unique artist getting some of the shine she deserves. You can check out two tracks from her ‘Freeflo Sessions’ below, first is a version of her Flying Lotus collaboration ‘Tea Leaf Dancers’ and the second is a cover of  the Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’.

2009 has been an eventful year for Miss Triana, she has toured America and Canada with the Bonobo live band, played on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury showcasing new material and of course signed that all important deal with Ninja Tune that will allow a greater audience to experience her talents. 2010  already promises to be a great year in terms of quality soul releases (Sade, Erykah Badu, Corinne Bailey Rae, Bilal) and I for one am anticipating that Andreya’s debut will be right up there with them.

As a bonus here is Andreya’s most recent collaboration with Bonobo which will be featured on his upcoming album.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 15/12/2009 6:06 pm

    I’m amped about her release as well. She is phenomenal. The voice, her look, her talent is most worthy of all successes to come.

  2. 07/03/2010 10:12 am

    Too bad about the Freeflo session videos getting removed! would’ve loved to see those! Just heard a preview of the Flying Lotus remix of “Lost Where I Belong”. Sick!


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