A rare exception to the rule that classical music and eclectic soul cannot successfully coexist, Ayanna Witter-Johnson releases ‘Crossroads’on 23rdJanuary. ‘Crossroads’ is the long-awaited next offering from last Spring’s release of Ayanna’s critically acclaimed debut long player ‘Road Runner’. Ayanna unapologetically imprints her unique musical signature into her music and new single ‘Crossroads’ with its lush, atmospheric and sensual video does not disappoint.
Ayanna Witter-Johnson is THE definition of eclectic soul – a singer, songwriter, cellist, composer, producer and arranger with phenomenal musical prowess, mesmerising vocals, uncompromising lyrics and mastery of the cello. The ‘Crossroads’ video, directed by Bunny Bread (Jazz Re:Freshed, Create Not Destroy) is a slick, evocative vehicle for Ayanna’s mesmerising performance that is brimming with vibes and soul, surrounded by a veritable ‘Who’s who’ of faces of black British excellence from across the creative industries, including Wayne Francis (Steam Down) and Renell Shaw(Rudimental).
Ayanna says of the single and the video for ‘Crossroads: “It feels like the time is right to release ‘Crossroads’, a sultry, blues groove that is all about going on a journey to discover that true happiness lies within. Being joined by such an authentic line-up of talent for the video just enhanced the essence of the song.”
Ayanna Witter-Johnson | Crossroads (Official Video)