Daniela Cotton has made a career of being true to herself. She's defied expectations to be the next Tina Turner or Janis Joplin. She's confounded critics who have tried to define her as a blues balladeer or a hard-rock wailer. For her efforts, she's earned the critic's plaudits, and garnered an engaged fanbase. On her latest album, A Prayer, releasing July 29, she wrestles with a painfully complex time and emerges victorious.
A Prayer marks the end of a tumultuous season in Cotton's life. The album brims with simmering emotionality, soulful grooves, and invigoratingly redemptive choruses. Within A Prayer, Cotton drags her darkest fears into the light of day. Here, she's raw, real, and musically refined. A Prayer glows with a spirituality only hinted at in her previous work. It ushers in a new era of creativity and profound personal growth. Standouts on the album include the boldly vulnerable ballad "Afraid To Burn" and the empowering modern R&B track, "A Prayer."