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Yola announces new album ‘Stand For Myself’

By Zoe Hodges

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Yola has announced her new album Stand For Myself.

The album, which Dan Auerbach produced, will be released via Easy Eye Sound on July 30, 2021.

'Diamond Studded Shoes’, the first single taken from the record, debuted today with a new video directed by Kwaku Otchere. Yola stated, “This song explores the false divides created to distract us from those few who are in charge of the majority of the world’s wealth and use the ‘divide and conquer’ tactic to keep it. This song calls on us to unite and turn our focus to those with a stranglehold on humanity.”

Yola also announced today that she would be one of few artists to perform at both Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals in the same year, as she joins the lineup of both events this summer. She will also be performing dates with Chris Stapleton on his rescheduled tour in 2021 and will headline The Ryman Auditorium in 2022.

Last year, the pandemic disrupted Yola's plans to tour stadiums and festivals. Also, her plans were sidelined to fly to Australia to film a role as Sister Rosetta Tharpe in the new Baz Luhrmann Elvis biopic. Yola used this time to craft the songs that would eventually become Stand For Myself.

Yola's brand new album, Stand For Myself, will be released July 30, 2021 via Easy Eye Sound.