Trombone Shorty Recruits Lauren Daigle For New Single, ‘What It Takes’

‘Lifted’ is out April 29 on Blue Note Records.

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Trombone Shorty - Photo: Astrida Valigorsky/Getty Images
Trombone Shorty - Photo: Astrida Valigorsky/Getty Images

Trombone Shorty has released the Lauren Daigle-assisted new single, “What It Takes,” the third preview of his highly anticipated new studio album Lifted, out April 29 on Blue Note Records.

“What it Takes” features fellow Louisianian Lauren Daigle – the platinum-selling, two-time Grammy-winning vocalist. “What It Takes” starts with a snare drum roll and opens up to an uplifting blend of soul, funk and pop – a celebration of the strength and growth that can emerge from times of struggle.

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Lifted harnesses the raw power and exhilarating grooves of Trombone Shorty’s legendary live shows, with over ten tracks recorded at his own Buckjump Studio with producer Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums, Andra Day). Shorty and his bandmates crash through funk, soul, and psychedelic rock with transcendent performances, set to bold songwriting that explores grit and determination in hard times. The album features special guests Gary Clark, Jr., Daigle, and the New Breed Brass Band.

With the release of Lifted just a month away, Trombone Shorty has also detailed a number of key appearances and performances. This includes a performance at the Grammy Salute to Paul Simon alongside Brandi Carlile, Dave Matthews, and Little Big Town in LA next week, April 6. The concert will air later in 2022 on CBS. Shorty will also be hosting his Treme Threauxdown event for a sixth time on April 30 at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans with special guests Joan Jett, Gary Clark Jr, Tank and the Bangas, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, David Shaw, James Andrews, and more to be announced soon.

Following his April 30 show, he will close the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 8 with the hallowed final set that for years was performed by The Neville Brothers and Professor Longhair. Following Jazz Fest, Shorty will bring his once-in-a-lifetime Voodoo Threauxdown tour featuring Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia, Cyril Neville, the Uptown Ruler, and The Soul Rebels across the US.

The tour will also feature a tribute to the foundational work of funk pioneers The Meters led by founding bassist George Porter Jr. alongside Dumpstaphunk. The Voodoo Threauxdown tour is a lesson in New Orleans music history, and a vision of where that music is headed in the 21st century. The festival will kick off on June 10 and will move across the US, making stops at NYC’s Central Park Summerstage on June 13, Red Rocks Amphitheater on June 28, and The Hollywood Bowl on August 10.

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