The duo of Nicole Wray and Terri Walker may record together under the generic name of Lady, but there's nothing generic about their retro-Soul band of music. The singers have a very distinct musical style, one that's exemplified by their song "Money." The track hearkens back to the days of late 1950s/early '60s R&B, when acts like Martha & the Vandellas and Etta James ruled the radio airwaves. The idea that Nicole and Terri would go so retro is somewhat surprising, but no more surprising than they'd team up at all. Nicole, who was raised in Virginia but now lives in Atlanta is best known up until now for being a part of Missy Elliott's Goldmind record label back in the late '90s. Terri Walker, on the other hand, is an English singer-songwriter who released three solo albums in the United Kingdom between 2003 and 2006. According to their music label, Brooklyn-based Truth & Soul Records, the two songbirds met in New York City in 2009 and bonded over their love for classic Soul music. They later linked up with producers Leon Michels and Jeff Silverman, best known for working with such soulful artists as Adele, Aloe Blacc and Lee Fields. "Money," an uptempo, pop-Soul track about a woman who suspects her man is only with her in order to get his hands on her dollars and cents, is Lady's first breakthrough track. It can be streamed via the link below.
- "Money" audio stream (via soundcloud.com)