Yola / Stand For Myself
Album:Stand For Myself Collection:General
Artist:Yola Added:Feb 2022
Label:Easy Eye Sound 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2022-02-26 Pull Date:2022-04-30 
Week Ending:May 1Apr 24Apr 17Apr 10Apr 3Mar 27Mar 20Mar 13

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 26, 2023:Traditions
Stand For Myself
4.Apr 28, 2022:Hanging In The Bone Yard
Stand For Myself
2.May 14, 2022:Dust and Bones
Barely Alive
5.Apr 26, 2022:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Be My Friend
3.May 14, 2022:Music Casserole
Be My Friend
6.Apr 26, 2022:Virtually Happy
Dancing Away In Tears

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2022-02-05 
In her 2nd release Yola expands her repertoire by adding soul, gospel, and pop influences to her country/blues base. Produced & co-written by Dan Auerbach (Black Keys)the disk features sublime instrumentation that never overshadows her great vocal styling. Not surprisingly for a black women trying to make it in country music, thematically it centers on overcoming adversity while remaining hopeful or in her words: “The album is like a window into my mind, my life experiences, my politics, my hopeful and sentimental sides, and my hope for humanity at large,”

RIYL: Tina Turner, Elton John

1 Barely Alive - slow & soulful, vocals really shine (slow, 3:36)**:
2 Dancing Away In Tears - nice opening horns with disco feel (med, 3:48)
3 Diamond Studded Shoes - fun & uptempo with motown vibe (fast, 3:25)***
4 Be My Friend - soulful & sumptuous with Brandi Carlile on back vocals (med, 3:29)**
5 Great Divide - slow, waltz (slow, 3:36)*
6 Starlight - bluesy (slow, 4:03)**
7 If I Had To Do It All Again - full orchestration (med, 3:47)
8 Now You're Here - disco feel with McCrary sisters on back vocals (med, 4:09)
9 Whatever You Want - (fast, 3:53)
10 Break The Bough - uptempo with nice horns about losing her mother (fast, 3:21)
11 Like A Photograph - country-pop vibe (med, 5:03)
12 Stand For Myself - ode to persevering through adversity with soaring vocals & driving guitar (med, 4:14)***

Track Listing
1.Barely Alive 7.If I Had To Do It All Again
2.Dancing Away In Tears 8.Now You're Here
3.Diamond Studded Shoes 9.Whatever You Want
4.Be My Friend 10.Break The Bough
5.Great Divide 11.Like A Photograph
6.Starlight 12.Stand For Myself