Song Premiere: Shayna Steele's Vibrant, Soulful "Gone Under"

Song Premiere: Shayna Steele's Vibrant, Soulful "Gone Under"

By Chris Steffen

Jan. 16, 2015

Based around Shayna Steele's big voice and a repeated piano figure, this nearly eight-minute track from her new album, Rise, builds to a peak and tapers off with a jazzy, seemingly-improvised outro. Steele brings years of Broadway experience, having appeared in Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar and Hairspray, as well as teaming up with Moby for an update of his track "Extreme Ways."

Rise, which is out next week, features contributions from jazz saxophone star Andy Snitzer, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller (best known for his time with Miles Davis), bassist Christian McBride and pedal steel superstar Robert Randolph.

Rise can be ordered via iTunes, or picked up in person at the record release show at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on Thursday.