Solade

Solade

BandR&BAdult Contemporary

A simple, seductive voice sings and plays sophisticated, beautiful tunes. Funk combines with jazz, blues, and world music to yield a delightful, original sound.

Biography

Her style is her own. A unique mix of Miles Davis in attitude, Sade in sincerity, Bob Marley in skank and Billie Holiday in blue, SOLADE and her music promise to open you to something new... Inspirations of reality blend into original compositions written in collaboration with Cameroonian producer/musician Francis Mbappe. Her unique voice combining a blend of reggae and jazz with Brazilian overtones is illuminated by the production skills of Mbappe on her debut album entitled "Boro Song."
Half Argentinean, half American, born in Panama and raised in the Marshall Islands, former Micronesian swimming champion SOLADÉ earned her Bachelor of Arts in jazz trumpet performance at Oberlin Conservatory. She proceeded to tour the Mediterranean with the jazz combo of the MS Rotterdam before moving to New York City in the winter of 2001.

Since her arrival in New York City Andrea Lindborg has persevered to find her sound and fulfill her destiny and transfiguration as SOLADÉ. Like many aspiring musicians that migrate to the city with big dreams, she found herself struggling to make ends meet and honed her 'island big city sound' in the subway transit system.
SOLADÉ landed her first New York gig as a featured trumpeter at Jazz Lincoln Center's "Night of the Cookers". The evening's program was a tribute to Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan. She has toured internationally with the world-renowned all female ensembles: modern jazz band "DIVA", "Kit McClure's Female All Stars", and world music sensation "Femm Nameless," toured and recorded with afro beat orchestra "KOKOLO", and has played NYC's gamut of venues including Birdland, SOB's, Zinc Bar, Sweet Rhythm with numerous jazz, funk, world music and Afro Beat bands.

Lyrics

Heavy Sweet

Written By: Solade & Francis Mbappe

The rhythm of my body
seems to be telling me
I need to be moving
at a pace that's right for me
My man he's runnin
to see what he can see
but don't let him forget now
to come on back to me

Heavy sweet
Heavy sweet

Whoo my baby
I feel I'm movin slowly
but the space between us
gives me room to breathe
I know I'm simple
I'm cool with lettin be
cuz I'm always movin
with what is movin me

(chorus)
Heavy Sweet baby
You let me breathe
Heavy Sweet baby
I can feel you when I breathe
Heavy Sweet, Heavy Sweet

(Bridge)
I'm hopeful like the sunrise
tho I've got some why why why why why why's
I'm strong and grounded see
I'm movin endlessly
You, my baby, way up ahead of me
I hope what you see is beautiful
hope it gives you room to breathe

Heavy Sweet baby
You let me breathe
Heavy Sweet baby
You let me breathe
Heavy Sweet baby
I can feel you when I breathe
Heavy Sweet

Sunrise Song

Written By: lyrics-Solade/music-Francis Mbappe

When I see the sunrise
I feel allright
something I can't deny in that early light

My song is for the sunrise
my love he stays somedays he goes
there is hope on the horizon
sun he told me so
with things ending somethings risin
moon she knows

When all you see is night
Close your eyes
Remember first golden sunlight
Things gon be alright
you can see it in the star's eyes
that promise of sunshine

My song is for the sunrise
my love he stays somedays he goes
but there is hope on the horizon
sun he told me so
With things ending somethings risin
Moon she knows

Wake me with the sunrise
When you arrive
Cuz all night long I've been dreaming
of that promise of sunshine
Things gon be allright I know
Sun he told me so

My song is for the sunrise
my love he stays somedays he goes
there is hope on the horizon
sun he told me so
with things ending somethings risin
Moon she knows

Discography

Solade "Boro Song"

Set List

2 sets, 1 hour each
Set list includes all originals from the Cd "Boro Song" plus Brazilian covers