Soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples is set to release Your Good Fortune, a new four-song EP produced by the acclaimed young cross-genre soul explorer Son Little. The record will arrive in stores on April 21st. The EP coincides with the recent premiere of a full-length documentary on the singer entitled “Mavis!”
The songs on Your Good Fortune inventively merge Staples’ iconic and soulful voice, renowned as part of The Staple Singers and as a Grammy winning solo artist, with Little’s talent for reconfiguring the sensibilities of genres including soul, hip-hop and heavy rock. The resulting tracks retain every bit of Staples’ emotional delivery, while adding an array of modernist sounds created with the cut and paste methodology of contemporary hip-hop.