The tune is also my introduction to the 25-year-old jazz vocalist, who was profiled in The New York Times in 2012 and then NPR Music in 2013 upon the release of her Grammy-nominated debut album, WomanChild . Though I missed those fetes at the time, her voice remains on my mind much like after the first time I heard the late Sarah Vaughan on my father’s record player… such beauty, clarity, depth and sadness.
“This album I think is the most personal thing I’ve recorded since I’ve been singing,” Cécile says of For One To Love , which is out September 4, 2015 via Mack Avenue Records. “Some of the songs are outright declarations of love that I know would not go well in real life.” Such bold statements are made in “Look At Me,” as she cries out to a friend that she is hopelessly in love with.
See more of what inspired the new LP in the video below.