Anuschka Wright releases new single
Bahamian jazz artist Anuschka Wright has released her newest single, “Black Coffee” – which was a fun project for Wright as the song was not one that she originally felt would fit her style or vocal expression – yet still, the song kept presenting itself to her. After adding the track to her repertoire as a mere filler, she said she started to receive great feedback on her interpretation of the piece. One fan in particular happened to be Oz Yilmaz of Pelicula Films, who would later be the creative eye behind the beautiful video representation of the single.
As it turns out, Wright is the inspiration behind a current film project of Oz. The film will follow the life of a young jazz vocalist in the late ‘60s as she navigates all the trials that come in the pursuit of her dreams in music. “Black Coffee” is a jazz standard written in 1948 by Sonny Burke with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. And though a jazz standard in mood and lyrical content, it is very much a blues song. Wright says Yilmaz fell in love with the way she dove into the story of the song and encouraged her to record it as one of the centerpieces for his film.
And so it went that Wright would record the song and video in a one-shot session at Base Bin Studios in Montreal, Canada. She was backed by familiars, Kate Wyatt on piano and Adrian Vedady on upright bass, both who not only played on her EP “Jazz for Sale” but also in her 2017 Jazz In Bloom Concert which took place at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau, The Bahamas. Jim Hillman on drums rounded out the trio, helping to beautifully lay the foundation of the track. Visually, Wright drew the artwork for the single herself and had the image vectored and colored by Renee Regnier.
“Black Coffee” is available to be purchased and streamed on Wright’s website at www.aaawright.com and on all major music services: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, Deezer, Pandora and Tidal.