Every so often a powerhouse rock vocalist comes along that puts mountains in serious danger of crumbling to pieces. Consider the names Holly Woods, Alannah Myles, Amanda Marshall, Darby Mills, and of course the Wilson sisters. The newest addition is Andee. She emerged from the suburbs of Quebec City to tour internationally with cover band Akasha, became a finalist in Star Academie during which she performed a duet with Lionel Richie, and was featured in the bilingual versions of Hedley’s “Kiss You Inside Out” and Shawn Desman’s “Dum Da Dum”. Andee was snatched up by the nation’s number one record label, Universal Music Canada and contributed track “We Are Gold” to CBC coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. She went on tour with Demi Lovato. Andee’s formal debut single “Never Gone” reached the Billboard Hot 100’s Top 40, and followup single “Sorries” also charted.
The latter two tracks join a batch of exquisite tunes on Andee’s debut album, Black and White Heart. The album is a real treat. Universal Music assigned Andee an ace team including Simple Plan’s Sébastien Lefebvre to craft songs that brought out the best of her amazing vocal talent. Andee herself co-wrote many of the tracks. Besides Sébastien and Andee, writers include such familiar names as Pink, Kara DioGuardi, and Anjulie. We are also excited that contributions came from Arnold Lanni, formerly with Frozen Ghost and Sheriff, and previously wrote the latter band’s timeless classic “When I’m With You”. Heads up: the title-track of Black and White Heart will easily make our year-end best songs list; it floored us. The excellent album is available on CD at hmv stores Canada-wide and on iTunes.