The self-proclaimed “punk empress of African Rock” Cole Williams has premiered an invigorating cover of the Sam Cooke classic, “A Change is Gonna Come.” The track premiered over on Glide.com recently, and can be heard HERE.
Williams had this to say about the track: "’A Change Is Gonna Come’ is a song I've always been drawn to because of the message, and of course the arrangement and performance by Sam Cooke. As an artist, I feel a responsibility to empower my fans and reflect the times through my music and performances. My band and I perform this song at our weekly residency at the Marigny Brasserie, and we always feel the energy of the crowd when we start playing this song. I’m not just singing this song, I experience this song, and feeling the story or the message of a song I choose to cover is vital. This is also my first band recording since relocating to New Orleans from Brooklyn. We recorded the song at "Long Gone Studio" located in the 9th ward of New Orleans. This song is a very special piece of music and has always been very close to my soul."
The Cole Williams Band will be hitting the road on a short East Coast run, including a return to Williams’ native Brooklyn on 7/21. Dates are as follows:
7/21 - C’mon Everybody - Brooklyn
7/22 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia
7/28 - TBA
7/29 - Rockwood Music Hall - NYC