First Listen: Lindsey Webster is back -- and she "Means It"

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    (January 11, 2022) The contemporary jazz genre can be a tough one for a new artist to break into, especially with the large footprint of the artists who have led the movement for a full generation. But Lindsey Webster has been a pleasant exception, topping the charts repeatedly over the last decade and blazing a new path for young vocalists in that genre.

    We last heard from Lindsey with 2020’s A Woman Like Me, and have been anxiously awaiting her sixth album. Reasons will arrive on the Shanachie label this Spring, and we get a sneak peek this week with Lindsey’s tasty new single that features Brian Culbertson on trombone and longtime collaborator Keith Slattery on keys.

    (January 11, 2022) The contemporary jazz genre can be a tough one for a new artist to break into, especially with the large footprint of the artists who have led the movement for a full generation. But Lindsey Webster has been a pleasant exception, topping the charts repeatedly over the last decade and blazing a new path for young vocalists in that genre.

    We last heard from Lindsey with 2020’s A Woman Like Me, and have been anxiously awaiting her sixth album. Reasons will arrive on the Shanachie label this Spring, and we get a sneak peek this week with Lindsey’s tasty new single that features Brian Culbertson on trombone and longtime collaborator Keith Slattery on keys.

    Featuring one of the most full bodied productions of Lindsey’s career, the midtempo “I Didn’t Mean It” tells a story that will resonate with SoulTrackers who have been part of the dating game, with all the questions and self-doubt it can bring. Lindsey says, "I wrote ‘I Didn't Mean It’ shortly after I started dating in my hometown. The pandemic shut everything down. Suddenly, I am living on my own for the first time in my entire life, I had just gone through a break-up and my career was taken away - all basically overnight. Once case numbers started going down in NY in late August of 2020, thinking I had done my time alone and I was ready, I downloaded Bumble. Went on there and found someone I had known for about 15 years. All of our mutual friends were like 'oooh that makes so much sense', and I was like, 'hmm yea, maybe!' I ended up at the time feeling very disappointed and annoyed when he didn't text or call. Although I see if differently now, the emotions I experienced during this time gave life to ‘I Didn't Mean It.’"

    It's great to hear Lindsey back on record and, beginning next month, back on tour. Check out “I Didn’t Mean It,” as we await more Reasons to listen to Lindsey Webster in the next few months.

    By Chris Rizik

    Lindsey Webster ft. Brian Culbertson
    "I Didn't Mean It"

     

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