Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Tiny Desk Live performance : NPR

“I needed to characterize for New Orleans, ya heard me?” Ambré says almost halfway by means of her Tiny Desk live performance earlier than turning to point out the again of her spray-painted t-shirt, revealing a basic photograph of rapper Juvenile from his Money Cash period.

Every little thing Ambré does is intricately detailed, intentional and unapologetically New Orleans. The singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist creates music that is psychedelic, soulful and takes you on a journey. Along with her band decked out in Dickies matches and surrounded by magnolias, the rising star invitations us into her world for a efficiency that pays homage to the tradition of her hometown and its legends.

Accompanied by a dynamic band composed principally of Tiny Desk alums, Ambré units the tone with “3 Peat,” from her sophomore EP 3000º. The EP is a salute to NOLA’s best — Lil Wayne and Juvenile, who’ll be closing out our Black Music Month celebration. She then easily transitions into “Wild Life…” a love letter to the 504 earlier than hitting “loads” and “band apply” from her debut EP Pulp.

It was solely proper that she closed out the present with “I am Child,” maybe her most beloved monitor and her first No. 1 entry on the Billboard R&B charts. The recording of this efficiency could not have come at a greater time — she came upon she was nominated for the BET Awards for Greatest New Artist proper after the shoot, all whereas gearing as much as launch her follow-up EP who’s loving you?, which is out now. If this Tiny Desk occurs to be your introduction to Ambré, be ready to be enraptured.


  • “3 Peat”
  • “Wild Life…”
  • “loads”
  • “band apply”
  • “I am Child”


  • Ambré: vocals, guitar
  • Deshaun Allen: music director, drums
  • Devin Smith: keys
  • Tim Ramsay: bass
  • Justus West: guitar
  • Astyn Turrentine: vocals
  • Viane Escobar: vocals 


  • Producer: Ashley Pointer
  • Director/Editor: Maia Stern
  • Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin
  • Inventive Director: Bob Boilen 
  • Collection Producer: Bobby Carter
  • Videographers: Maia Stern, Joshua Bryant, Kara Body, Alanté Serene
  • Audio Assistant: Hannah Gluvna 
  • Photographer: Zayrha Rodriguez
  • Tiny Desk Crew: Suraya Mohamed, Hazel Cills, Sofia Seidel
  • VP, Visuals and Music: Keith Jenkins
  • Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

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