KING Makes A Record Lover's Paradise Even Better On a steamy morning upstairs in a record lover's paradise KING laid down a gorgeous version of one of the songs that lit up Twitter three years ago and put the trio on Prince's radar.

Field Recordings

KING Makes A Record Lover's Paradise Even Better

On a steamy morning upstairs in a record lover's paradise KING laid down a gorgeous version of one of the songs that lit up Twitter three years ago and put the trio on Prince's radar. Sisters Paris and Amber Strother and partner Anita Bias couldn't believe it when he asked to meet them, but now they think nothing of calling up the legend while they work on their first full-length album.

Everyone involved was in New Orleans to play the Essence Music Festival, which Prince headlined. But away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, out of the shadow of the Superdome, KING put on a different type of show. While customers quietly thumbed through LPs — then stopped to stare — the singers gently and precisely intertwined their three voices in service of a love song.

Set List

  • "Supernatural"

Credits

Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Frannie Kelley; Event Producer: Saidah Blount; Videographers: Mito Habe-Evans, Colin Marshall, Olivia Merrion; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Editor: Colin Marshall; Special Thanks: Euclid Records, Mark and Rachel Dibner of the Argus Fund; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann

[+] read more[-] less

More From R&B/Soul

Trouble Funk performs a Tiny Desk concert on April 9, 2018. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Eslah Attar/NPR

Trouble Funk

We squeezed 12 go-go musicians behind the Tiny Desk. Watch what ensued.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Ranky Tanky On Mountain Stage

Hear the Gullah-inspired sounds of Ranky Tanky's self-titled release, performed live by the powerful jazz quintet based out of South Carolina.

Ranky Tanky On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/606078911/606083350" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A still from the video for "Not Coming Home" From the video hide caption

toggle caption From the video

With 'Not Coming Home,' ALA.NI Calls For Love In A Mad World

ALA.NI says it best: "LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE.Take it where you can get it, cause lord knows we need as much of it right now in this mad, mad world." That's at the heart of "Not Coming Home."

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Robert Cray On Mountain Stage

On his fourth visit to Mountain Stage, the Grammy-winning blues artist performs songs from throughout his four-decade career.

Robert Cray On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/559812351/559817683" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Back To Top