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Grammy Nominated, 4-octave range chanteuse, Alice Smith has a new single. It’s an arresting rendition and breathtakingly powerful version of the American standard classic “House of the Rising Sun “ (Aug 31, 2018). She decided to record and release the song after she played it live at her soldout Kennedy Center headlining performance in Washington DC earlier this year. Her Full LP “ Mystery “ compiled of all original compositions will be released at the end of 2018, as previewed on NPR’s Tiny Deskand the CW hit TV series Black Lightning earlier this year. It will be followed by a headlining theater tour in early 2019 that will include shows at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC and The Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC.
Smith’s prior release was a stunningly chilling version of Nina Simone’s “ I Put A Spell on You “ from the Nina Simone all-star tribute album “ Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone “ RCA (2015), which included songs from Lauryn Hill, Usher, Mary J. Blige and more. She wowed a national television audience in 2017 with her performance of “ Spell “ at the BETHer Fights: Breast Cancertelevised event. The song was also transformed through the artistic eye of Kahlil Joseph into beautifully captured visual art installation entitled “ Black Mary” for the Tate Modern exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Powerin London in 2017.
Smith’s version of “ Fool For You “ popularized by Cee-Lo Green has garnered licenses including Gotham, Being Mary Jane, and Fox’s hit series Empire’s inaugural episode. She once again captivated a national television audience on BET’s Black Girls Rockin 2013. Smith also performed “ Glory“ for the nationally televised 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards in 2016.”