In Season 21 of “The voice‘ became the first time a group act has won the NBC singing competition. girl named Tom were definitely pioneers. But there was another non-solo act who broke new ground in Season 21 – Jim and Sasha Allen. The father-son duo and their folky sound captured the hearts of America while breaking down long-standing barriers.
First, they were one of the few duos to make it to the semifinals in The Voice history. Second, Sasha Allen was the first transgender contestant to make the top 10. Then Sasha signed two record deals that same year, one as a solo artist and one as part of a duo with his father Jim.
Now, in another groundbreaking moment, Jim and Sasha Allen have released their debut EP, 16 Borders.
Sasha made the announcement on Instagram
On September 10 Sasha went to Instagram with the following news: “On September 23rd, my dad and I will be releasing our very first EP, 16 Borders! My dad is one of the most talented songwriters and musicians I know and it was such a gift to record these songs with him. Save link in bio first :)”
The post shows a picture of the album cover showing Sasha as a baby sleeping in his father’s arms.
True to the first announcement, Sasha posted on Instagram on September 23 that the EP was actually released. The second post shows Sasha and his dad singing together on stage, and there’s a second photo of the duo with their Voice coach, Ariana Grande. The post was captioned: “Our debut EP ’16 Borders’ is now available on all streaming platforms! Thanks to everyone who has supported us on @nbcthevoice and beyond!”
Sasha continued, “The past year has been amazing and I’m so happy that we can share these songs with you guys. My biggest thanks goes to @arianagrande for giving us so much incredible insight, guidance and support throughout this journey. You’ve been instrumental in everything we’ve done since the show and I can’t thank you enough 🤍 Thanks to everyone who helped bring this music to life as I did. love you 🤍”
What to expect
According to Talent Recap, “The four-song project has an amazing folk sound reminiscent of classic singer-songwriter acts like Simon & Garfunkel. (Fans may remember the duo who covered “Mrs. Robinson” on The Voice.) Jim and Sasha showcase beautiful harmonies backed by simple acoustic guitar.”
The four songsall written by Jim are:
- 16 borders
- Priority Gal
- backyards of the brave
In an interview with her local newspaper on Jan. The Newtown Bee, Jim explained, “We’re an American singer-songwriter duo, so there’s a lot of heritage. At the same time we are father and son. The relationship makes what we do different – it’s important to the sound. It’s such a gift for me to work with Sasha.”
Sasha added, “Playing with my dad is really fun because whenever I fall short he makes up for it or fixes it. He comes with harmonies and approaches that I wouldn’t do. I do the same. It’s an incredible partnership.”
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