New Orleans based Punk Empress of African Rock, Cole Williams has announced the release of a new album, Believe, to be released on May 31st. The album marks Williams’ first release under New Orleans label, Louisiana Red Hot Records, and is an eclectic mix of jazz, soul, R&B, blues, and Williams’ own patented African Rock.
Since relocating to New Orleans from Brooklyn in 2015, Williams has adopted a renaissance of creativity. Between her curated show on WWOZ, her massive community outreach efforts, iconic fashion sense, and all around championing of the Big Easy arts scene, Cole has evolved into a true Bayou treasure.
2017 saw Cole Williams Band release a powerful rendition of the Sam Cooke classic, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” which Glide Magazine called a “simmering, heartfelt take that hits you hard with wave of emotion.” The band also released a fresh new single “Free,” which Huffington Post called “[a] soulful and rhythmic slow burner of a song that encapsulates the powerhouse vocals of Williams and her empowering lyrical stance.”
With dates in the South and West Coast set for the Spring, and a Joshua Tree Music Festival performance set for May, Williams is looking to spread the African Rock gospel in 2019.
featuring Corey Henry & Treme Funktet