Ahead of their visit to the Edinburgh Jazz And Blues Festival this summer, Davina and the Vagabonds have announced the release date for Sugar Drops, their first album for Red House Records.
The popular American jazz-blues outfit have also shared the album’s title track, Little Miss Sunshine, which you can listen to right here.
Minneapolis-based artist Davina Sowers says of the debut track, “My songs always begin with an emotion, so it started out as an ‘I see you and I see through you’ song.
“I do what I do because I am who I am, not because I wanna make a buck or because it’s the next cool trend. There’s nothing smellier than dishonest music and fake people.
“Even if you’re doing music from eras past and paying homage to music that you, yourself have been influenced by, it needs to come from the heart and from your own truth.
“Then, through the process of writing it, I started reflecting, and I ended up giving advice to these types of people and having a little empathy; it was hard when I started out, too.
“You can get lost in what you think others want and it’s not necessarily who you are. At the end of the day though, it still needs to be your work and your words.”
Davina and the Vagabonds appear at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival from 12-18 July.