The healing properties of music have been well-documented, and no one knows that more than India.Arie. The singer/songwriter has long used her musical talents to spread a message of healing and self-love. She continues that conversation with her latest release, SongVersation: Medicine, which is set to drop June 30.
The EP is an extension of Arie's album SongVersation and marks her first release since the 2013 project. Amongst the seven songs featured on the EP is "Breathe," which she initially released last year and "I Am Light," which was featured on the Beyond the Lights soundtrack. "SongVersation: Medicine was made to be listened to in a quiet time, prayer, meditation, Yoga. My wish is that these songs brings softness, clarity, calm and inspiration," she says of the new project.
June 30th will be a big day for Arie in more ways than one. That same day, she kicks off the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans with a mainstage performance on the weekend's opening night. The following day, she, alongside Tweet and Lion Babe's Jillian Hervey will help the festival usher in its inaugural Beauty Carnival. She'll then wrap things up on Sunday, July 2nd with a special performance of a SongVersation written especially with the ESSENCE crowd in mind, followed by a fan meet-and-greet at the Palmer's booth.
Following the festival, Arie will join Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King and Oprah Magazine editors aboard the "Share the Adventure Cruise to Alaska" July 15th-22nd. During the cruise, Arie will be doing another special SongVersation performance, in addition to leading a SongVersation Practice class.