Aside from her originals, Kandace is also deft at covers. In fact, is was her quiet cover of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" that caught Prince's attention in the first place. Achingly beautiful and simple, with just Kandace's voice ringing out as she accompanies herself on piano, delivering an honesty and vulnerability to the song without relying on a choir or strings to get the emotion across.
Kandace is set to drop her four-song, self-titled EP on September 30th on Blue Note Records. In addition, she's already booked her debut television performance on The Late Show with David Letterman on October 3rd. In other words, it's going to be a very busy fall for the up-and-comer. If you want to be able to say you knew her before she blew up, we suggest you take a listen to "Meet Me in the Sky" and then watch her videos for "Love Got in the Way" and her "Stay With Me" cover. As well, there are a couple more dazzling covers to view on Kandace's YouTube page.