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    Yola Releases "Walk Through Fire" Deluxe Edition with Bonus Tracks Including Cover of Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"

    Yola released a deluxe digital version of her multiple Grammy Award–nominated, critically acclaimed debut album, Walk Through Fire, with two new bonus tracks, including a Dan Auerbach–produced studio recording of Elton John's classic "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," which premiered via Elton John's social media earlier today. He had previously praised her on an episode of his Beats 1 radio show Rocket Hour featuring fellow Highwoman Brandi Carlile, exclaiming, "If you haven't heard of Yola … go and see her … you'll be delighted at what you hear." You can watch the video for the track below.

    The deluxe album also includes the song "I Don't Wanna Lie," which was co-written by Yola, Auerbach, and legendary keys player Bobby Wood. Musicians who performed on the track included bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash) as well as Wood and drummer Gene Chrisman, who played on hits by Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley.

    Walk Through Fire (Deluxe Edition) is available to download in the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, and Amazon and is streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

    "Can't believe it has only been a year since we announced Walk Through Fire. Working with Dan Auerbach and the team has been an absolute dream and so proud of everything we have achieved. So many great songs from that session didn't make the final cut, including 'I Don't Wanna Lie.' I'm a huge Elton fan, and we've been playing 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' on the tour and wanted to cut a version for this release which Dan also produced. And then for Elton to personally premiere it, well that is the icing on the cake!"

    Yola has been nominated for four Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Best Americana Album for Walk Through Fire, Best American Roots Performance for the album track "Faraway Look," and Best American Roots Song for "Faraway Look" with fellow songwriters Auerbach and Pat McLaughlin.

    Yola will close the year with a handful of performances, including Holiday Cheer for FUV with Mavis Staples and Nathaniel Rateliff in NYC on December 10 and two New Year's performances with Old Crow Medicine Show at the Ryman in Nashville. The tour continues with shows across North America and Europe in the New Year, including Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg and two nights at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Yola released a deluxe digital version of her multiple Grammy-nominated album Walk Through Fire with two new bonus tracks, including a Dan Auerbach–produced cover of Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," which premiered via Elton John's social media. The deluxe album also includes the song "I Don't Wanna Lie," which was co-written by Yola, Auerbach, and legendary keys player Bobby Wood. 

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Yola released a deluxe digital version of her multiple Grammy Award–nominated, critically acclaimed debut album, Walk Through Fire, with two new bonus tracks, including a Dan Auerbach–produced studio recording of Elton John's classic "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," which premiered via Elton John's social media earlier today. He had previously praised her on an episode of his Beats 1 radio show Rocket Hour featuring fellow Highwoman Brandi Carlile, exclaiming, "If you haven't heard of Yola … go and see her … you'll be delighted at what you hear." You can watch the video for the track below.

The deluxe album also includes the song "I Don't Wanna Lie," which was co-written by Yola, Auerbach, and legendary keys player Bobby Wood. Musicians who performed on the track included bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash) as well as Wood and drummer Gene Chrisman, who played on hits by Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley.

Walk Through Fire (Deluxe Edition) is available to download in the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, and Amazon and is streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

"Can't believe it has only been a year since we announced Walk Through Fire. Working with Dan Auerbach and the team has been an absolute dream and so proud of everything we have achieved. So many great songs from that session didn't make the final cut, including 'I Don't Wanna Lie.' I'm a huge Elton fan, and we've been playing 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' on the tour and wanted to cut a version for this release which Dan also produced. And then for Elton to personally premiere it, well that is the icing on the cake!"

Yola has been nominated for four Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Best Americana Album for Walk Through Fire, Best American Roots Performance for the album track "Faraway Look," and Best American Roots Song for "Faraway Look" with fellow songwriters Auerbach and Pat McLaughlin.

Yola will close the year with a handful of performances, including Holiday Cheer for FUV with Mavis Staples and Nathaniel Rateliff in NYC on December 10 and two New Year's performances with Old Crow Medicine Show at the Ryman in Nashville. The tour continues with shows across North America and Europe in the New Year, including Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg and two nights at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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