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    Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:08:30

    Ayo to Release "Billie-Eve" on Nov. 15 - It's digital only and we have the track listing

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    • Ay? - PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 02: Singer Ayo performs at 'La Peste, Disait-il ! La Culture Contre La Haine' spectacle at the Theatre du Rond-Point on December 2, 2013 in Paris, France.
    • Ay? - PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 02: Singer Ayo performs at 'La Peste, Disait-il ! La Culture Contre La Haine' spectacle at the Theatre du Rond-Point on December 2, 2013 in Paris, France.
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    Ayo! Ayo! Ayooooooooooooooo! Day light come and me wanna go home!

    So what do you need to know about Ayo? Ayo's middle name, Olasunmibo, translates from the Yoruba language to mean "she who is born elsewhere but who will come back full of prosperity." This has certainly rung true for the acclaimed singer-songwriter who will be bringing the universal delights of her third studio album Billie-Eve, which lands digitally on Nov. 15.

    The 15-track album will then be released physically in early 2012. Lead single "I'm Gonna Dance" is streaming here now.

    AYO - I'm Gonna Dance by MBM Records

    Here's more of an Ayo back story: Born in Germany to a Romanian gypsy mother and a Nigerian father and then musically re-born in France, Ayo has sold more than 1.5 million albums worldwide since her debut five years ago.

    Co-produced by Ayo and lauded French producer Jean-Phillipe-Allard, the new album was recorded at Sear Sound in New York with an incredible array of musicians and collaborators. Guitarist Craig Ross (Lenny Kravitz), bassist Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie), hip-hop poet Saul Williams, and multi-instrumentalist Ayo who plays electric and acoustic guitar, piano and drums. The majority of the album came together over the course of five days, the same amount of time that Ayo took to record her first two albums. We love this global energy!

    Billie-Eve is named after Ayo's daughter and a play on the word "believe" and it melds the world beats, neo-soul folk and reggae inspirations for which Ayo has become beloved overseas. The new album also sees her exploring a more rock-based sound. It's a global tapestry of influences as eclectic as her own worldly background, and was recorded with the live setting in mind.

    Billie-Eve Official Tracklisting:

    1. How Many People
    2. I'm Gonna Dance
    3. Black Spoon
    4. I Can't
    5. Flowers
    6. Real Love
    7. Julia
    8. My Man
    9. It's Too Late
    10. Who Are They?
    11. We've Got To
    12. Before
    13. It Hurts
    14. Believe
    15. I Want You Back

    Did you like Ayo's "I'm Gonna Dance?"

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.19.11



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