Acantha Lang is a Soul artist born & raised in New Orleans. After moving to London, Lang built a name for herself on the live circuit while also songwriting for the GRAMMY-nominated Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Her debut EP, Sugar Woman was selected by Soul Tracks as their featured album of the month upon its August release & also earned her The New Artist of the Year Award for the 2021 Soul Tracks Readers’ Choice Awards. Her debut single, ‘He Said/She Said’ gained praise from Craig Charles (BBC 6Music Funk & Soul Show) who distinguished Acantha as “brilliant… an independent artist destined for world domination” in the liner notes of his recent compilation album The Craig Charles Trunk of Funk Volume 2, which featured the song. Her music has over 1 million streams and has been playlisted on top Spotify playlists including earning a spot on Spotify’s Best Retro Songs of 2021 and Best Funk Songs of 2022 playlist.
Acantha has established a dedicated legion of fans online through her “Standing On The Shoulders Of…” Soul series (currently over 10 million cumulative views across IG, YT & TikTok), where she honors past Stax and soul legends with spirited reimaginings of jukebox classics. Her exceptional take on the song, “I Wish I Knew How I Would Feel To Be Free” ultimately landed her a recent McDonald’s TV spot in Europe, too, proving she’s the perfect Nina Simone vocal stand-in. Acantha was accepted into the Recording Academy’s (Grammy) 2022 member class and her last single “It’s Gonna Be Alright” was on the first round of ballots in three categories for the 65th Grammy Awards nominations.
She continues to move from strength to strength. On May 13th, Acantha made her national TV debut, delivering a dazzling performance on CBS Saturday Morning, which included three tracks – “He Said / She Said,” “It’s Gonna Be Alright” and “Sugar Woman” from her forthcoming debut album Beautiful Dreams, out June 30th. Watch Lang’s full CBS Saturday Session here.
Armed with passion, a unique perspective, and a voice that stops people in their tracks, Acantha Lang’s full-length debut “Beautiful Dreams” is destined to propel her from an undiscovered gem into the pantheon of modern soul greats.
“She’s brilliant…destined for world domination.”
THE CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL SHOW, BBC 6Music
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“…a soul singer of the highest order”
BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE