Marsha Ambrosius

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Cover songs can be tricky, especially when the cut being remade is a bonafide favorite by an artist from whom fans have been clamoring for new material. So last month, when former Floetry songbird Marsha Ambrosius put out a bold re-do of “Love is Stronger Than Pride,” the 1988 Sade classic, over Primo’s infectious “Come Clean” beat for Jeru the Damaja, suffice it to say, heads took notice—in the best way imaginable. Then came last week’s follow-up, Ambrosius’ free EP titled FVCK&LOVE, a sex-drenched preview of her soon-to-drop sophomore LP, Friends & Lovers. Now Miss Marsha’s really got cats wide open in anticipation.

In the 12 years since stepping onto the neo-soul scene with poet Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart as the songstress half of the duo Floetry, Ambrosius has sho’nuff made a name for herself, her fluid soulfulness ringing through on every track she’s blessed since. (The Grammy-nominated girls split in 2006.) She released her first solo album, Late Nights & Early Mornings, in early 2011, delivering such passionate craftwork as “Far Away” and “Without You,” plus the righteously vengeful “Hope She Cheats On You (With a Basketball Player).” Her Friends & Lovers, which is due for release March 21—three days after Stewart’s third solo LP, Rise of the Phoenix Mermaid, hits streets—is sure to offer more insight into the singer-songwriter’s artistic inner workings—and, more importantly, deliver more thrilling songs that some skilled singer will cover one day. // KENNEDY ALLEN

8pm. $20-$25. With GoGo Morrow, Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. tlaphilly.com

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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TLA , 334 South St., Philadelphia, PA
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