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    Listen: Yola Talks with NPR's "Morning Edition"
    Alysse Gafkjen

    Yola was the subject of a feature profile on NPR's Morning Edition today. She spoke with contributor Jewly Hight about her Dan Auerbach-produced debut album, Walk Through Fire, out now on Easy Eye Sound, and what led to this moment. The album puts a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars, and Yola's arresting vocals captivate with sincere tales of heartache and loves lost, forgotten, and broken.

    "The way that [Yola] taps into the softer, more theatrical side of classic country and soul along with the grit isn't the expected approach in the Americana world she now calls home," says Hight on Morning Edition. "But she's at the place in her career where she's not about to be boxed in."

    You can listen to the Morning Edition piece again below.

    Yola could also be heard on Ireland's RTÉ Radio 1, where she performed on the Ray D'Arcy show and on BBC Radio London, where she performed on the Robert Elms show.

    To pick up a copy of Walk Through Fire, head to your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, the Easy Eye Sound Store, or the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. You can also hear the album now on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Yola was on NPR's Morning Edition to discuss her Dan Auerbach-produced debut album, Walk Through Fire, out now on Easy Eye Sound. "The way that [Yola] taps into the softer, more theatrical side of classic country and soul along with the grit isn't the expected approach in the Americana world she now calls home," says NPR's Jewly Hight. "But she's at the place in her career where she's not about to be boxed in." Listen again here.

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Yola was the subject of a feature profile on NPR's Morning Edition today. She spoke with contributor Jewly Hight about her Dan Auerbach-produced debut album, Walk Through Fire, out now on Easy Eye Sound, and what led to this moment. The album puts a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars, and Yola's arresting vocals captivate with sincere tales of heartache and loves lost, forgotten, and broken.

"The way that [Yola] taps into the softer, more theatrical side of classic country and soul along with the grit isn't the expected approach in the Americana world she now calls home," says Hight on Morning Edition. "But she's at the place in her career where she's not about to be boxed in."

You can listen to the Morning Edition piece again below.

Yola could also be heard on Ireland's RTÉ Radio 1, where she performed on the Ray D'Arcy show and on BBC Radio London, where she performed on the Robert Elms show.

To pick up a copy of Walk Through Fire, head to your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, the Easy Eye Sound Store, or the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. You can also hear the album now on Spotify and Apple Music.

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