Though originally from Florida, Addi McDaniel has made New York her home through and through. The vocalist of the duet Addi and Jacq — she has already received WNYC’s “Best Emerging Band in New York” award and now is carving a path of her own in the Big Apple: a path filled with both distinguished and private spaces. The clip for her cover of Andrew Bird’s “Are You Serious” gives you a feel of her vibrant world.
“Are You Serious” is high-melody, high-lingual groove and McDaniel brings it all to the forefront. The smooth grandiosity of her voice perfectly accents the drama, as does the lingering organ notes that back her. McDaniel makes sure to showcase how much fun she has with the track: grinning with power and aliveness despite the track’s frustrated lyrics.
The song comes from Addi McDaniel’s upcoming debut record After The News, which will be released on January 25th, 2019. To hear more from McDaniel, you can find her on her website, Facebook page, and on iTunes. You can also follow her on Twitter.