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  • Writer's pictureStevie Connor

'Flame' Is The New Single By Judith Hill, A Grammy-Winning US Singer & Musician Who Fuses Funk, Rock, Blues & Soul

By Stevie Connor. Photo Credit: Ginger Sole Photography.

Grammy-winning vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Judith Hill has today announced that her new album, ‘Letters From A Black Widow’, will be released on 19th April via Regime Music Group. The 12 song record presents a riveting story - from private pain to communal transcendence - and is her most soul-bearing work to date. A single from it entitled ’Flame’ is available from today.

Flame’ showcases a powerful vocal and an incendiary musical arrangement, while lyrically the song stares down darkness and pain with a telling revelation about Hill's inner reserves: ‘Give me chaos and give me pain/but you can never kill my flame.’

“I am more resilient than I thought I was,” explains Hill. “After every blow that knocks me to the ground, I discover an inner power that emerges stronger and more defiant than before. Like iron and steel, my core has become impenetrable. On my darkest days, I plug into the amp and hear the throbbing pulse of the guitar like a surge of energy reviving my spirit. I am convinced that I will never be defeated.”

Letters From A Black Widow’ is the follow-up to ‘Baby, I’m Hollywood!’ (2021), which earned widespread critical acclaim for its mix of funk, rock, blues and soul that was described by Record Collector as ‘breathtakingly kaleidoscopic', while Echoes proclaimed it ‘Album of the Year’ in a 5 star review. However, where that album offered a rowdy coming-of-age tale of a mixed-race child of bohemian California, ‘Letters From A Black Widow’ is a formidable battle cry; a soul/funk/gospel passion play spectacularly written, arranged and performed by Hill.

Although Hill plays many of the instruments herself, the new record is not a strictly solo endeavour. Built on an unshakeable musical foundation she has enjoyed for most of her life, Hill's band includes both her parents, bassist Robert ‘Peewee’ Hill and keyboardist Michiko Hill, while she is also joined by John Staten (drums and percussion), Daniel Chae (strings) and a group of friends on backing vocals.

Hill and co will be touring extensively to promote ‘Letters From A Black Widow’, with a US tour prior to its release followed by a European tour commencing on 7th May that will include a TBC show in London. Confirmed dates in mainland Europe are as follows:


07.05.24  STAVANGER (NO) Jazzfestival

08.05.24  TRONDHEIM (NO) Jazzfestival

09.05.24  HAMAR (NO) Jazzfestival

10.05.24  SANDVIKA (NO) Baerum Kulturhus

11.05.24  STOCKHOLM (SE) Fasching

12.05.24  STOCKHOLM (SE) Fasching

17.05.24  COPENHAGEN (DK) DR Concert Hall

19.05.24  SCHÖPPINGEN (DE) Bluesfestival

21.05.24  ZÜRICH (CH) Kaufleuten

23.05.24  RUBIGEN (CH) Mühle Hunziken

24.05.24  TÜBINGEN (DE) Sudhaus

29.05.24  SINT-NIKLAAS (BE) De Casino Concertzaal 

30.05.24  PARIS (FR) New Morning

01.06.24  WEIZ (AT) Jazzfestival

04.06.24  ALMERIA (ES) Clasijazz

06.06.24  ANTALYA (TR) Akra Jazzfestival


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