Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning singer/songwriter, activist, and actress Andra Day shares a fresh and glowing new soul single, “Phone Dies” on Warner Records.
Paired with the slick electro-soul production of “Phone Dies” by .Paak, Andra’s vocals radiate a heart-melting warmth. “This must sound crazy, but be my baby,” she coos, letting a brassy fanfare carry her into the chorus. “It’s so amazing, being my baby. I’ll let you feel these vibes until my phone dies.” She can’t stay for too long—but she’ll make sure you have the time of your life.
Before releasing “Phone Dies,” Andra made her feature-acting debut in Lee Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Her critically acclaimed performance as Holiday won the Golden Globe for “Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama” and received a coveted “Best Actress” nomination at the Oscars. For the soundtrack, Andra recorded soul-stirring covers of Holiday’s classics, like “Strange Fruit” and “Lady Sings the Blues,” and the Golden Globe-nominated original, “Tigress & Tweed,” a stormy, piano-driven ballad co-written with neo-soul pioneer Raphael Saadiq.
Andra was also honored at the Critics Choice Association’s third annual Celebration of Black Cinema on February 2 for her work in The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Andra also covered January’s V Magazine, February’s Rolling Out, and W Magazine.
It’s already been a busy year for Andra Day and there’s more to come. Her TV takeover continues with an unfiltered conversation on Desus & Mero (Showtime), an interview with Tiffany Haddish on The Ellen Degeneres Show (NBC) today, a chat and performance of “Phone Dies” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! April 19 (ABC), and a visit with The Real (FOX) on April 20. With a new studio album on the way Andra proves she has no plans of stopping anytime soon.