It should come as no surprise that Angie Fisher’s out-of-the-box single “I.R.S.” would be nominated for a Grammy (in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category). Aside from her untouchable vocal delivery, the song’s relatable tale of Internal Revenue Service woes, and the bluesy production, Angie is no rookie. Over the last several years, she has sung background for some of the best voices in the business – Chaka Khan, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, and Clay Aiken.
The celebrated new solo artist sang an acoustic version of “I.R.S.” during a recent visit to Yahoo Music. “Its feels great to have my very first single ‘I.R.S.’ nominated for a Grammy,” she says. “It’s so many feelings going on in my head. Emotionally, I’m just excited and overwhelmed, but it’s a good overwhelming feeling. It’s a long time coming.”
Angie, who grew up singing in church, took a leap of faith when a former boss at Bank of America encouraged her to quit to pursue her dream full time. “I always knew it was going to be something that I would step out to do eventually,” she explains. “I was fearful because I needed consistent work… To step out on faith, it was, ‘I’m just going to take the bull by the horns and call everyone to let them know I’m available full time, and that’s how it began.'”
Angie says her forthcoming debut album will showcase her vocal dexterity. “People can expect many colors because my voice is so different,” she says. “It all depends on what kind of song it is and the track itself. Keep your mind open. Each song has its character. [People] think, ‘She’s a soprano, she can sing high all the time,’ but I can sing low too. Expect something different. Expect something that’s not exactly like ‘I.R.S.'”
We can’t wait to hear the full length.