Gregory Porter is a Best-selling recording artist, Double Grammy Award-winning jazz and soul singing sensation. He performs to sold-out venues around the world receiving achieved international recognition and acclaim with both albums Liquid Spirit and “Take Me To The Ally” and many collaborations with Disclosure, Steve Wonder DJ Claptone just to name a few. Gregory Porter returns in 2020 with a brand-new album which includes a first-time collaboration with producer Troy Miller.
Stream or download ‘Concorde (Fab Remix)’.
We’d tell you Gregory Porter is back, but you probably already knew. You probably felt the earth rumbling, announcing the man’s bone-deep baritone, or you felt the air change as the warmth of his sound filled the atmosphere like a hug from above. That’s because ALL RISE, his sixth studio album, marks a return to Porter’s beloved original songwriting —heart-on-sleeve lyrics imbued with everyday philosophy and real-life detail, set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, blues, and gospel. Produced by Troy Miller (Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Emili Sandé), the set also represents the evolution of Porter’s art to something even more emphatic, emotive, intimate, and universal too.
After 2017’s Nat King Cole & Me, Porter knew two things: one, he’d bring in an orchestra for his next LP (check), and, two, music is medicine. In the spirit of that latter revelation, ALL RISE brims with songs about irrepressible love, plus a little protest, because the road to healing is bumpy.
Invited by NASAto perform, Gregory Porter sang “America the Beautiful,” from his home for the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission. Porter is the first recording artist ever to be invited by NASA to perform for a Mars mission launch. This performance coincided with Porter’s single release. “Concorde” – an upbeat, soulful ode to flight. It is accompanied by a space-themed music video which sees Porter, dressed as an astronaut, starring alongside his son, Demyan.