YOLA RELEASES DELUXE EDITION OF HER
GRAMMY-NOMINATED DEBUT, WALK THROUGH FIRE,
INCLUDING ‘GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD’
“If you haven’t heard of Yola… go and see her… you’ll be delighted at what you hear.”
– Elton John
Yola has released a deluxe version of her multiple Grammy-nominated, critically acclaimed debut album Walk Through Firewith two new bonus tracks, including a Dan Auerbach-produced studio recording of Elton John’s classic ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, which premiered via Elton John’s social media. He has previously praised Yola in an episode of his Beats 1 radio show Rocket Hour, featuring fellow Highwoman, Brandi Carlile, exclaiming, “If you haven’t heard of Yola… go and see her… you’ll be delighted at what you hear.”
You can watch the video here. The deluxe album also includes the song ‘I Don’t Wanna Lie’, which was co-written by Yola, Auerbach, and legendary keys player Bobby Wood. Musicians who performed on the track included bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash) as well as Wood and drummer Gene Chrisman, who played on hits by Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley. Listen to “I Don’t Wanna Lie” here.
Yola says, “Can’t believe it has only been a year since we announced Walk Through Fire, working with Dan Auerbach and the team has been an absolute dream and so proud of everything we have achieved. So many great songs from that session didn’t make the final cut, including ‘I Don’t Wanna Lie’. I’m a HUGE Elton fan and we’ve been playing ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ on the tour and wanted to cut a version for this release which Dan also produced! And then for Elton to personally premiere it, well that is the icing on the cake!
Yola has been nominated for four Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Best Americana Album for Walk Through Fire, Best American Roots Performance for the album track ‘Faraway Look’, and Best American Roots Song for ‘Faraway Look’ with fellow songwriters Auerbach and Pat McLaughlin. Yola will close the year with a handful of performances in the US. The tour continues with shows across North America and Europe in the New Year. Full details can be found here.
Walk Through Fire was original released in Februaryon Easy Eye Sound, distributed by his longtime label Nonesuch Records, and peaked at No.1 on both the UK Americana and Country charts. The album features the singles ‘Faraway Look’, ‘Ride Out In The Country’, ‘Love All Night (Work All Day’, and ‘Shady Grove’.