Grammy nominated Singer, songwriter and actress Andra Day has released an original song entitled "Tigress & Tweed'" from the upcoming motion picture soundtrack to the biographical film The United States vs. Billie Holiday, about the iconic Songstress.
The soundtrack also features covers of Holiday's Legendary Blues standards such as "Strange Fruit" & "All of Me".
About the song, Day adds:
"If Billie Holiday were with us now, I believe she'd want to see 'Strange Fruit' evolved. If 'Strange Fruit' was a call to awareness, 'Tigress & Tweed' is a call to action because she laid the groundwork. Raphael Saadiq sent the perfect track, and the lyrics finally came to me like a flood after a prayer one day. I hope people are strengthened by Truth and Love when they hear it".
The Lee Daniels & Susan-Lori Parks-directed film which stars Day as Holiday, premieres on Hulu, February 26th.