Today AJ Lambert, granddaughter of Frank Sinatra and daughter of Nancy Sinatra, announces a headlining performance at Brooklyn’s C’mon Everybody on November 18 (tickets). AJ recently shared a stream of “I Summon You” (Spoon cover) from her forthcoming album, Careful You. AJ Lambert’s style and interpretations of both standards and contemporary music alike is truly her own, as displayed on this modern classic. Britt Daniel of Spoon: “If you’re gonna cover someone else’s song, you’d better be prepared to add something to it that wasn’t there before, and it’s equally important to find a way to bring your own personality to the performance. Otherwise what’s the point — in today’s world, the original version is always readily accessible via the chips embedded into the backs of our skulls. Fortunately, AJ’s managed to do both with her reworking of ‘I Summon You.’ It’s a trip to hear my song done this way. Thanks, AJ.” She also recently debuted a video for “You and Your Sister” directed by Boshra AlSaadi (TEEN, Janka Nabay).
Careful You is an album of unique, poignant interpretations of songs by artists including Spoon, TV on the Radio and John Cale, as well as some of her grandfather’s deep cuts such as “Sleep Warm” and “I’ll Be Seeing You.” The album, recorded with a full band and produced by Daniel Schlett (The War on Drugs, Amen Dunes) and Boshra AlSaadi (TEEN, Janka Nabay), is due out shortly.
AJ has worked as a film music supervisor and bassist in various bands (including Here We Go Magic and a reunion of seminal punk icons The Homosexuals). As a solo vocalist, her revolving tour of small clubs in New York (Feinstein’s 54 Below), Los Angeles (Gardenia), Palm Springs (Purple Room), and Las Vegas showcases her work in a more intimate setting. She is currently performing complete Sinatra albums live, such as In The Wee Small Hours, with John Boswell on piano. AJ also hosts “Third Generation” on Sirius XM’s “Siriusly Sinatra” channel and regularly performs at private and charity events.