Photo: Jonah Kane
Is it just us, or does Toronto seem to breed R&B’s latest and greatest? Fresh off the success of Ones To Watch favorites Allan Rayman, Jessie Reyez, and Daniel Caesar, the Ontario capital has introduced yet another soulful star in the making: alcordo.
While “No Good” is technically alcordo’s first solo original, her fate was written in the stars as far as three years ago with her first vocal feature. Since then, she’s collaborated with Soulection producers, immaculately covered the legendary Erykah Badu, and joined JMSN’s esteemed White Room Records. With an impressive resume under her belt and an arsenal of tracks ready to be unveiled, alcordo is ready to officially introduce herself with her forthcoming debut album, Desert Rose.
“No Good” provides an enticing precursor of what’s to come on the full record, with soothingly full-bodied vocals backed by vibrant melodies and point-blank, relatable lyricism. alcordo shared more insight on her inspiration for the track,
“‘No Good’ was written when I was 18, after I met the first guy I had seriously got involved with in high school. I felt this experience is something most people could relate to in some degree. Giving in to people that hold us back just because all we wish for is someone that cares. Sometimes the people that seem to care the most only really do harm. They’re the only ones there at that moment, and we’re afraid to escape and find something else. Fearing that no one will ever be there again.”
Pick up your copy of “No Good” here ahead of the full Desert Rose release in late July 2017. Plus, watch alcordo perform the moving piece as she supports labelmate JMSN on tour through June. All dates are listed below, and you can grab tickets here.
May 22 - Detroit @ El Club
May 23 - Toronto @ Mod Club
May 25 - Montreal @ Theatre Fairmont
May 26 - Brooklyn @ Warsaw
May 27 - Boston @ Brighton Music Hall
May 28 - Philadelphia @ The Foundtry
May 30 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
June 1 - Atlanta @ Terminal West
June 2 - New Orlean @ Gasa Gasa
June 3 - Houston @ White Oak Music Hall
June 4 - Dallas @ Club Dada
June 6 - Austin @ Empire Control Room
June 8 - Phoenix @ Valley Bar
June 10 - Santa Ana @ Constellation Room
June 15 - Los Angeles @ The Regent Theater