New Lizz Wright album features Gregory Porter

Singer / songwriter Lizz Wright returns after a five year break with her fifth album 'Freedom & Surrender' due for release September 4th.

On March 29th we reported that vocalist Lizz Wright is to release her fifth album, a debut for Concord Music, five years after her critically acclaimed album ’Fellowship’.

We can now reveal Lizz’s new album will be called ‘Freedom & Surrender’ and is set for release on September 4th. The 35-year-old singer-songwriter, renowned for her earthy alto voice teams with four-time GRAMMY-winning bassist and producer Larry Klein, best known for his work with such leading lights as Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux and Tracy Chapman. 
 
Klein and Wright have gathered a group of great musicians that includes superstar vocalist Gregory Porter and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and keyboard players Pete Kuzma and Billy Childs. 
 
Initially intended to be an album of covers it became the very opposite – an album of mostly originals. Wright explains, “There’s a time for everything. There’s a time to do cover-song records, which can be like sharing good homework after doing really beautiful research. It can be amazing and very creative in that way. But I just knew it wasn’t time for me to be doing that. I had to prove it and buckle down and make it happen.”

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