You can tell when a woman has finally come into her own. Its in the swivel of her
hips, the growl in her voice and the joy that brightens her face when she smiles.
A woman filled with confidence is a force to be reckoned with. For singer
songwriter Ledisi, that exuberance rings through on every track of her new album
I changed my life! Ledisi says with a laugh. With every album I grow, and with
The Truth I am really starting to accept myself fully. I mean, Ive always felt great
about myself, but this time Ive gone to a new level.
The result is an album filled not only with Ledisis trademark soaring ballads but
also something unexpected: a generous collection of up-tempo, beat-driven
celebrations of love and lust. Ledisi describes the effort as vibrant, sensual and
fun. Of all of my recordings, this is definitely my favorite album ever.
And thats saying a lot. Over the past 13 years, New Orleans native Ledisi
Anibade Young has recorded six albums, gained eight Grammy nominations
including a nod for Best New Artist in 2008, performed six times at the White
House for President and Mrs. Obama, and earned a place in the pantheon of the
best soul singers of her generation. With The Truth, Ledisi, known for her rich
and evocative ballads says its time for something new. What youre getting is a
fiery version of Ledisi.