Songbird Angela Ricci has more than paid her dues on the route to her own commercial success. From well-received viral videos to performing as backing vocalist for top international acts the likes of Kelis, Rita Ora and The Heavy, Ricci paves a path for herself with the release of debut single “So Good”.
Her diverse influences, some of which include Nina Simone, James Brown and Kimbra, are reflected in her jazz and blues throwback sound, still situated wholly in the 21st century. This, she says, is something she exudes naturally, aiming to position the nostalgic genres into today’s day and age by adding a fresh spin. The forthcoming Aaron Paul produced EP also dabbles in doo-wop and soul.
“Musically, I’ve found that some of the best songs are the least complicated,” she says of the inspiration behind her offerings. “I write about everyday emotions and situations that may sometimes appear to be light and playful, but I aim for them to still hold a deeper message and sentiment.”
Having graduated from Goldsmiths University with a Drama and Theatre Arts degree, Angela has since collaborated with producers and musicians from across Europe, and performed at Africa Fashion Week and London’s legendary Jazz Cafe where she supported MOBO Award winning Yolanda Brown.