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Acantha Lang

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Acantha Lang is a Soul artist born & raised in New Orleans. After moving to London, Lang built a name for herself on the live circuit while also songwriting for the GRAMMY-nominated Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Acantha’s debut EP, Sugar Woman was selected by Soul Tracks as their featured album of the month upon its August release & also earned her The New Artist of the Year Award for the 2021 Soul Tracks Readers' Choice Awards. Her debut single, He Said/She Said gained praise from Craig Charles (BBC 6Music Funk & Soul Show) who distinguished Acantha as "brilliant… an independent artist destined for world domination" in a recent interview for Blues & Soul Magazine. The single also appears on his recent compilation album, The Craig Charles Trunk of Funk Volume 2. Her music has over 1 million streams (and counting) and has been playlisted on top Spotify playlists including earning a spot on Spotify’s Best Retro Songs of 2021 playlist.

Acantha has built a dedicated legion of fans online through her "Standing On The Shoulders Of…" Soul series (currently over 8 million cumulative views across IG, YT & TikTok). She continues to move from strength to strength. She was accepted into the Recording Academy’s (Grammy) 2022 member class and her last single “It’s Gonna Be Alright” was on the first round ballots in three categories for the 65th Grammy Awards nominations.

Acantha just released her new heart-warming soul ballad Carry the Weight (November 2nd) which was recently made Jazz FM’s Breakfast Track of the Week and Soul Track’s Song of the Month. 


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