British Columbia artist, Deandra Dey bodes folky tones, groovy beats and silky vocals. With classic folk, contemporary and hip hop influences. Her debut EP "Letters" is a must listen.
ALBUM REVIEW - Ronan McGrath of Barnacal Records
'Letters' is an EP presented with all the intimacy and closeness of a glimpse into a diary- comprised of three even, approachable songs that often recall Feist as they do Natalie Merchant and Tracy Chapman. 'More Than Yesterday' and 'Near' showcase a natural balance of Deandra's front-and-center vocal with a classic folk/easy-listening 3- piece backup band. "Resolutions" however, hints at a more direct contemporary rnb/soul influence both with regard to the inclusion of sequenced electronics as well as the more elusive moodiness of the track. With this EP, Deandra gently shows off the ease with which she navigates her folk-lounge foundation while coloring the arrangements with just enough curious atmosphere to leave the listener's ears pointed toward her next move.
Deandra is a Brandon, Manitoba born singer/songwriter currently residing in Kamloops, British Columbia Canada. When shes not playing music Deandra works as a yoga instructor and mental health counsellor. Deandra is creatively driven by the stories of human experience and resilience she hears and creatively weaves these intimate themes into her songs. She has been able to bridge her passion for community and music by incorporating a participatory art project named "Letters" into her live performance.
Deandra’s folk sound is grounded in her early exposure to more complex styles of artists like Joni Mitchell and Aretha Franklin. More recently Deandra draws inspirations from artist such as Fiest, Gill Scott, Jenn Grant, Chet Faker and Meg Mac. She is trained in both classical and contemporary voice; yet her tone remains unrefined.
In 2016 Deandra Dey received a Demo Recording Grant from Factor Canada and with this funding has released her debut EP “Letters”. Deandra Dey now releases her new single “Take it Easy” which bodes folky tones, groovy beats and silky vocals. You can find Deandra's music on Itunes, CD Baby and Spotify!