With Prince as executive producer, Andy Allo finally unleashed her second album, Superconductor, on Tuesday, with the album going straight to #1 on Amazon’s Soul and R&B charts in the US, UK and France within hours of its release.
The album features members of Prince’s band, the NPG, as well as Maceo Parker, Trombone Shorty, Michael B (who plays drums on the title track) and the Hornheadz, who haven’t appeared on a Prince album since 2001’s The Rainbow Children. Prince co-wrote three tracks on the album, namely Superconductor, The Calm and Long Gone.
After several delays in the album’s release, the announcement went out via social media as promised on 20th November and, within hours, Andy was posting screenshots from Amazon sites in France, then UK and finally in the US of Superconductor in #1 position for MP3 sales.
The album was released on iTunes about an hour ago, a day after its official launch (updated).
Andy performed the lead single from the album, ‘People Pleaser’, on American talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, complete with Trombone Shorty and Maceo Parker – who was looking as cool as ever in suit and shades – but no sign of Prince himself.
Things are busy in the purple camp this month, with Prince’s own single, ‘Rock And Roll Love Affair’, due for release on November 29. We’re told there is an official video to accompany the single, which also features Andy.
Originally from Cameroon, Andy Allo became a member of the NPG last year and has toured with Prince on and off since then, although we didn’t get to see her in Australia when he was here in May.
Superconductor is now available through Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and Google Play (updated).
Check out Andy’s performance of ‘People Pleaser’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live below, along with the official music video for the single.