Words By Emanuel Vinson
Spike Lee’s treatment for Andra Day’s new single “Forever Mine” leaves a lot open to the imagination. Why is the place she’s in called “DA BOX”? Who is that guy looking at her BOX like that? What does she think of him? And what does that stuff she jots down in her notepad really mean?
One of my favorite recent quotes is from late movie critic Roger Ebert about the difference between American and French film. “American films are about plots and French films are about people,” he once wrote. “You can usually tell where a plot is heading, but a person, now – a person will fool you.” Andra’s performance here is rich and layered and she leaves herself available to failure, desire, and anything else that might come her way.
Day-Day’s debut Cheers to the Fall is coming in late August and is now available for pre-order on iTunes.