Multi-Grammy-Winning Esperanza Spalding Unveils New Studio Album

Multi-Grammy-Winning Esperanza Spalding Returns With New Studio Album

Emily’s D+Evolution

Esperanza Spalding

Release Date: March 4th 2016

“A beautiful piece from the Grammy-winning Esperanza Spalding?” MarkMeets

Esperanza Spalding’s new project Emily’s D+Evolution, set for release on March 4th on Concord Records, is a fresh artistic vision for the 4-time GRAMMY winner, a daring tapestry of music, vibrant imagery, performance art and stage design. Co-produced by Esperanza and Tony Visconti (David Bowie), the album is an electrifying take on the power trio adorned with backing singers and touches of synthesizer, “as if to fly the pirate flag of the Black Rock Coalition” according to The New York Times.

The video for ‘Good Lava’ is available to view below

Esperanza assembled a new band for Emily’s D+Evolution including guitarist Matthew Stevens (Christian Scott) and drummer Karriem Riggins (Madlib, Erykah Badu). She recorded some of the album’s eleven tracks in front of a small audience in a Los Angeles studio. The result is otherworldly cosmic soul; kinetic songs that burst with energy and life. Album opener “Good Lava” offers a grand salvo: sinewy riffs doubled on electric bass and distorted guitar with melodies that stick and float across registers.

Esperanza’s recent performance of ‘One’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live is available here:

Spalding, who has performed everywhere from the Oscars to the White House, will tour extensively around the world in support of Emily’s D+Evolution. Dates to be announced in due course.


  1. Good Lava
  2. Unconditional Love
  3. Judas
  4. Earth To Heaven
  5. One
  6. Rest In Pleasure
  7. Ebony and Ivy
  8. Noble Nobles
  9. Farewell Dolly
  10. Elevate or Operate
  11. Funk The Fear
  12. I Want It Now

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