As concepts for debut albums go, LeGrow’s is certainly intriguing. Rather than creating an album of original work, she has instead taken on one of the most formidable back catalogues in music history – Chicago’s Chess Records – re-imagining songs by some of the greatest blues, soul and R&B singers in history.
“Etta James was one of my favourite artists for many, many years,” LeGrow tells me, detailing the idea behind the project. “At the time, I was falling in love with her and her music but I wasn’t aware that she was on the Chess label. It was kind of a pleasant surprise when I went digging for songs for this record, to find her name amongst them.”