This Friday, Yola releases her new album Stand For Myself via Easy Eye Sound. To celebrate, she’s taking over North Americana for a full hour to walk us through some of her new songs with a playlist of artists who have inspired her new record.
She says, “It’s a collection of stories of allyship, black feminine strength through vulnerability, and loving connection from the sexual to the social. All celebrating a change in thinking and paradigm shift at their core…It is an album not blindly positive and it does not simply plead for everyone to come together. It instead explores ways that we need to stand for ourselves throughout our lives, what limits our connection as humans and declares that real change will come when we challenge our thinking and acknowledge our true complexity.”
Working with producer Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys), she tells SiriusXM’s Sarah Burke how this album starts a new chapter for her music:
Here, Yola tells us a little more about the artists you’ll hear in the takeover:
Listen to Yola’s Takeover on North Americana and in the SiriusXM App:
Friday, July 30th 6 am/6 pm ET
Sunday, August 1st 11 am/11 pm ET
Wednesday, August 4th 8 am/8pm ET