I first got introduced to Yola in the music coming out of SXSW. Now she is one of the artists I am most looking forward to seeing at this year’s Newport Folk Festival. Her debut album came out at the end of February, but it sounds like it’s from another time entirely. If you played it for me and asked me when these songs were from I would definitely go with the 70s. She totally reminds me of that country, soul, smooth R&B sound that was a thing back then. I absolutely adore the retro sound of this album.