It's hard to believe how far Andra Day has come since her Cheers to the Fall debut last August. But then again, it's really not surprising at all. With her unquestionable talent and eye-catching retro chic, there was never any doubt that she'd be a star. This year in particular, it seems every month brought new milestones for the Cali-bred chanteuse, and July was no exception. After stirring the nation with a high profile performance at the historic 2016 Democratic National Convention, the singer unveiled her contribution to the upcoming Ben-Hur reboot entitled "The Only Way Out."
From the explosive drums to the dramatic ebb and flow of the string section, the sweeping ballad has all the makings of a blockbuster anthem. Andra's emotive vocals mirror the epic narrative of the film, alternating between contemplative reflection and courageous resolve. Ben-Hur debuts nationwide on August 19th, but the inspirational tune is available right now via iTunes. Listen below and be sure to check her website for concert dates from now through the end of the year. She'll be joined by Corinne Bailey Rae at select stops during the month of October before embarking on her first headlining tour on November 2nd.