R&B duo Lady, composed of South Londoner Terry Walker and Atlanta-based Nicole Wray, will release their self-titled debut album on March 12th (it'll be out digitally on March 5th), but you can check out an exclusive stream now. With smooth R&B rhythms, driving hip hop beats and a healthy dose of soul, Lady's album takes a Sixties sensibility and infuses it with a new, powerful energy. On their first single "Money," Walker and Wray combine a groove-tastic Motown feel with an R&B beat, tight harmonies and lyrics extolling their independence, for a track that would make Mary J. Blige proud. Their most recent single, “Get Ready,” is a blast from soul music's past, with a driving bass line, sultry vocals and just the right amount of brass that combine to create a beautifully full sound.
This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: Lady Fuse Motown, Hip-Hop on Self-Titled Debut – Album Premiere