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Giddens is "Yet to Be"

Thursday, July 27, 2023 – Rhiannon Giddens released a new single, "Yet to Be" featuring Jason Isbell, from her forthcoming album, 'You're the One," due Aug. 18 on Nonesuch Records.

"Yet to Be" tells the story of a Black woman and an Irish man falling in love in America. Giddens, who is a black woman, is, in fact, married to an Irish man.

The 12-song disc is Giddens' first album of all original songs. Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Alicia Keys, Valerie June, Tank and the Bangas) produced the set.

The collaborators include Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, with whom she recorded an album, plus multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell, bassist Jason Sypher, and Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu. The album features electric and upright bass, conga, Cajun and piano accordions, guitars, a Western string section and Miami horns.

Giddens also recently announced the headlining shows of her career, including performances at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in September, plus the Barbican Centre in London, the Beacon Theatre in New York City, and the Ace Theater in Los Angeles next spring.

Giddens, a GRAMMY-winner and MacArthur fellow, was recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her collaborative opera, "Omar." .

The track list is:
1.Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad
2. You're the One
3. Yet to Be (feat. Jason Isbell)
4. Wrong Kind of Right
5.b Another Wasted Life
6. You Louisiana Man
7. If You Don't Know How Sweet It Is
8. Hen in the Foxhouse
9. Who Are You Dreaming Of
10. You Put the Sugar in My Bowl
11. Way Over Yonder
12.Good Ol' Cider

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