Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic Records recording artist Ingrid Andress is returning to NBC’s TODAY for a second time next Thursday (8/6) with a live performance of her song of the summer, “Waste Of Lime” (LISTEN HERE). With its tropical vibes underscored by a nod to The Beach Boys' “Kokomo,” the track showcases Andress’ signature turns-of-phrase and perceptive lyricism and has been highlighted on Best Of lists from Rolling Stone, UPROXX, Idolator and more.
The ACM New Female Artist nominee teamed up with frequent collaborators Derrick Southerland and Sam Ellis to co-write the song alongside GRAMMY-winning songwriter Shane McAnally. Directed via FaceTime by Lauren Dunn (G-Eazy, Lauv, Megan Thee Stallion), the socially-distanced filmed vibrant music video also premiered today on YouTube (WATCH HERE).
The only solo-female-debut to crack Top 20 on the Country Airplay chart in 2019, Andress is currently at country radio with her new single “The Stranger,” which has been hailed by The New York Times as “an elegant evocation of corrosive loneliness.” Praising her “beautiful vocals backed by an elegant piano melody,” Teen Vogue premiered the moving music video (WATCH HERE) that captures what happens when individuals in varying relationship levels are seated face to face and challenged to consider one another simply and openly without saying a word.
“The Stranger” follows her Platinum-certified, No. 1 debut single “More Hearts Than Mine,” both featured on her critically-lauded debut album Lady Like (LISTEN HERE). Describing her as “stereotype-busting” and “record-breaking,” Variety also explains that “All the critical acclaim for Andress and her ‘Lady Like’ album isn’t because she represents a return to traditional country — far from it — but because, if she marks a return to anything, it’s to that period in the ’80s and ’90s when strong female singer/songwriters who weren’t necessarily strictly defined by genre found their place in this one, a la Mary-Chapin Carpenter and Rosanne Cash.” Women’s Wear Daily echoes that sentiment, adding that “her distinct style in her music and her fashion choices set her apart from other female artists” (READ HERE).
Andress has been named to GRAMMY-contender watch lists by both Billboard and HITS and was a featured musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert twice this year already. Having made her TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2019, she has also received overwhelming critical support from some of the most-read publications across the country including Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, People, UPROXX, PAPER, Idolator, LADYGUNN, Flaunt, HITS and several more. The Colorado-native started the year touring with Keith Urban on select dates, Andress’ 2020 tour dates also included shows with Dan + Shay, Tim McGraw and Thomas Rhett.