COVER IMAGE
CD released: Feb 22, 2019

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO
VENTRILOQUISM
Label: NAIVE
Cat No: M6701
Barcode: 3700187667016
Packaging: CD Digipak

CD digisleeve
including 16 pages booklet
Some albums are testimony, some confessions, and some are escape. Ventriloquism, the latest album from Meshell Ndegeocello, is a place, like its process, to take refuge from one storm too many.
Musically, Ventriloquism has the hallmarks of all of Ndegeocello's work, lush and investigative, subversive and sublime. As always, she pays tribute to her diverse influences and in these eleven covers, we hear them layered over one another.
A critically acclaimed album, Ventriloquism is a Grammy Award 2019 nominee and will be toured throughout 2019.

"Ndegeocello breathes old soul into a collection of post-soul classics and elevates them to their rightful place in the pantheon" NPR Music
"Hypnotic fusion of intelligence and funkiness." The Sunday Times
"Bold, creative, unpredictable and rich... a subtle transformative magic" The Guardian
"In Ndegeocello's hands, no cover is ever mere lip service. A cover is an act of scholarship, an act of criticism, an act of intimacy, an act of love." Pitchfork