About Alice Russell
A more grounded indie counterpart to Amy Winehouse, British soul singer Alice Russell specializes in creating retro-minded pop-savvy songs. With her smoky voice and passionate delivery, Russell sounds like a vocalist twice her age, easily evoking vintage Aretha Franklin. In addition to her solo work (most notably POT OF GOLD), Russell has worked with Quantic, Bah Samba, and Mr. Scruff, giving her an underground hip-hop cred that most of her better-known contemporaries lack. Russell also knows her way around a simmering cover tune, having taken on Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” and the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” (with Nostalgia 77).
BORNMarch 01, 1975