Writer, singer and producer, Addie Brik has released a brand new single on her own Itza Music label on the 27th of September 2019.
‘I Know What I Do’ was recorded in London and is the first in a series of monthly digitally releases featuring recently re-discovered archive studio material. The follow up to last years ‘I Have a Doctor Onboard’ album, the new single features Bedouin Ascent’s Kingsuk Biswas and funk artist Menace.
Originally from Savannah Georgia, Addie Brik began writing poetry in her teens and this led to the prestigious Naropa Institute where she was mentored by Allen Ginsberg and famed CBS journalist John Steinbeck Jr. She joined a young artist’s troupe on Francis Ford Coppola’s lot at Zoetrope with such luminaries as Ed Harris and produced and acted in a production of Sam Shepard’s Cowboy Blues there.
She relocated to the UK in 1998 and taking musical inspiration from artists such as Henry Purcell, Joni Mitchell, Serge Gainsbourg, Washington Phillips, Shirley Collins, Joanna Newsom and Missy Elliott her demo recordings were discovered by Peter Gabriel which led to a deal with Geffen Records with Andy Gill of Gang of Four producing.
"The phenomenal Georgia-born Ms Brik has a ravishing vocal and tireless imagination" Daily Mirror
Since then Addie Brik has collaborated with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Simple Minds, Plaid, Tarwater, Wendy and Lisa, Sugarhill Gang, Luke Vibert, BJ Cole, members of Funkadelic, Fishbone, Maxim Rysanov, Andrei Samsonov, HB Barnum (Aretha Franklin’s legendary writer and arranger), Kate St. John and John Philip Shenale.
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