Leila Adu finds Harmony with the Voiceless In "Ode To the Unknown Factory Worker" Album Release
Leila Adu celebrates global CD release on Rai Trade/Tracce, the Italian National Radio label
New York, NYLeila Adu reemerges to the international music scene on January 18th with her powerful new album Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker." The 11 song CD is a raw musical travelogue of uncertainty and triumph in the exciting nomadic life of the popular New Zealand/Ghanaian singer-composer-multi-instrumentalist. Touring the globe solo and with band throughout 2009-2010 in support of her Steve Albini produced Dark Joan" LP, Leila received a spontaneous opportunity to return to the recording studio from Rai Trade/Tracce, the Italian National Radio label. The resulting album, Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker," primarily features her dark yet humorous songs in naked arrangements for solo voice and piano/electric keyboards. Accompanied on 4 propulsive tracks by drummer Daniele De Santis, Leila's quirkily structured compositions speak the language of pre-war blues, sci-fi environmentalism, post-rock world music, immigration electronica and Bing Crosby.
- Martian Raft
- Brazen Hussey
- Must Walk Slowly
- Trojan Cow
- Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker
- The One Minute Pastry Song
- Slick Department Store
- A Moment of Peace
- Cigarettes & Circus Puffs
Leila Adu has mastered the art of forging smart outsider music with a warm accessible pop core. The worldwide CD release of Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker" on January 18 is a call for celebration and reflection. It is Leila's determined step in the journey towards a new global folklore merging primal traditions with an electronic future.