Songs from the 2021 Hulu film The United States vs. Billie Holiday are pressed on gold vinyl LP. The album features Billie Holiday songs performed by the film's lead actress, Grammy-nominated singer Andra Day, plus original songs "Break Your Fall", "The Devil And I Got Up To Dance A Slow Dance" performed by Charlie Wilson, and "Tigress & Tweed" co-written by Andra Day and Raphael Saadiq.
The film focuses on the 1940s, a period where the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial ballad, "Strange Fruit".
With a style from decades before her time and a voice for the ages, Andra Day creates what she calls "retro-pop-soul" music. "It's a blend of jazz, soul, doo-wop, plus a little bit of rock and a little bit of hip-hop as the underbelly," she says. As comfortable as she is with contemporary R&B, it is the emotions and voices of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu that call to Andra the loudest.
[A] feat of creativity and reverence.
- Gold Vinyl LP
- All Of Me
- Strange Fruit
- Tigress & Tweed
- The Devil & I Got Up To Dance A Slow Dance (feat. Sebastian Kole) - performed by Charlie Wilson
- Break Your Fall
- I Cried For You
- Ain't Nobody's Business
- Them There Eyes
- Lady Sings The Blues
- Lover Man
- Gimme A Pigfoot And Bottle Of Beer
- God Bless The Child