“Acantha Lang … I love your voice!”

Jools Holland

“She’s brilliant … destined for world domination.”

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, BBC 6Music

New Orleans-born (London-based) rising Soul artist Acantha Lang has been compared to legends Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight. Her acclaimed debut album ‘Beautiful Dreams,’ released in 2023, charted at #3 on The Official UK Jazz & Blues Albums Chart, garnering critical praise and rave reviews with 5-star ratings in Echoes Magazine and Soul Bag Magazine (France). Acantha graced the covers of the iconic Blues & Soul and Echoes Magazines and received Album of the Month honors from Soul Tracks, Relix, American Songwriter, KCRW’s ‘Top Tune,’ and more. Tastemaker Craig Charles (BBC 6Music’s Funk & Soul Show) notes: “She’s brilliant…destined for world domination.”

Lang has also been captivating audiences globally, making her US TV debut on CBS Saturday Morning and performing at the prestigious 2024 SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, major venues in Spain and the UK, and renowned clubs like House of Blues (New Orleans) and Melkweg (Netherlands). In April 2024, she performed alongside The New Mastersounds, where she met new fans like Anderson.Paak as part of the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.

Lang’s songwriting prowess was recognized before her solo career, crafting tracks for the GRAMMY-nominated Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Her debut EP, ‘Sugar Woman,’ earned her critical acclaim and the 2021 Soul Tracks Readers’ Choice Award for New Artist of the Year.

Currently writing album #2 with further US and European (Spain, Canary Islands, Italy) touring to come, this GRAMMY-nominated songwriter has established a dedicated legion of fans with her 12m+ viewed “Standing On The Shoulders Of” soul series.

With over 3 million streams and placements on top Spotify playlists like All Funked Up, Best Retro Songs, and Best Funk Songs of 2023, Lang’s music is resonating with a global audience. Extensive radio support in the UK (BBC 6Music’s Funk & Soul Show) and the US (KCRW’s Top Tune of the Day) further solidifies her rising star status. She just released her latest single on June 14th which is a re-imagined funk cover of Bill Wither’s ‘Grandma’s Hands’ as she prepares to return to the studio to write her sophomore album, slated for 2025.

“…a soul singer of the highest order”

Blues & Soul Magazine


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