Southern soul/R&B singer Nakia recently released his latest album; the 6-song EP entitled “Drown In The Crimson Tide.” Nakia earned worldwide fame as a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” and became close friends with CeeLo Green, who also featured Nakia on his latest Christmas album. Nakia’s new release features collaborations with the likes of Barry Goldberg (Bob Dylan), Bleu, Chris Seefried (Fitz & the Tantrums), Brian West (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan) and guitarist Johnny Lee Schell (Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty).
The album begins with the acoustic, funk/R&B vibe of “Tight” as you instantly notice how mature Nakia’s singing has become. He hits that retro sound on “Make Up With A Gun” and rocks with the blues of “Pieces And Castles." He mentioned that “it was really important” for him to have an “Otis Redding/Fabulous Thunderbirds/Doug Sahm vibe” on the song “Walking On A Slant,” which closes the album with an exclamation point.
Nakia will be performing this weekend at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, TX. For more information on his new album, please visit nakia.net.