Kandace Springs Announces Album ‘Run your Race’ for April 5

Kandace Springs – praised by her late mentor Prince as having a “voice that can melt snow” – will release her new album, Run Your Race, on April 5. She produced the album alongside Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken for SRP Records, which released Rihanna’s first seven albums.

Whereas 2020’s The Women Who Raised Me found Springs performing the music of iconic female vocalists like Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Sade, Bonnie Raitt and Ella Fitzgerald (with Kandace and Norah Jones teaming up on Fitzgerald’s “Angel Eyes”), Run Your Race is full of songs written by Springs. The new album is named for her father, the late Kenneth “Scat” Springs, who fronted his own R&B band and sang backup for everyone from Garth Brooks to Aretha Franklin. He passed away in 2021. 

Kandace has shared the title track, “Run Your Race,” a gospel-tinged, spiritually uplifting summation of her life with her father. Check out the video below.

“He was one of my biggest influences growing up, teaching me everything from how to sing, piano, sports and more,” recalls Kandace. “He was a track star in college. Some of the records he set still haven’t been broken. Due to health reasons, he spent the last two years of his life in a wheelchair, unable to run. Now he’s finally free to run his race.”

Kandace will be premiering songs from her forthcoming album when she returns to the road with her all-female band next month. The tour launches with a two-night stand at Blues Alley in Washington, DC (February 3 and 4) and will conclude with a sold-out show at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 24. The Zankel Hall show sold out just two hours after it went on sale. See below for complete tour itinerary. Tickets are available HERE.

Kandace Springs – Tour Dates

2/3 – Washington, DC – Blues Alley – 7 PM and 9 PM shows

2/4 – Washington, DC – Blues Alley – 7 PM and 9 PM shows

2/14 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

2/16 – Kingston, ON – Kingston Grand Theatre

2/22 – San Francisco, CA – SFJAZZ Center

2/24 – New York, NY – Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

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