calling to mind names like fka twigs, Georgia & ibeyi, the alternative R&B singer, violinist & producer’s ep is a fantastic genre-blurring achievement that conceals incredibly complex production beneath its lustrous alt-r&b sheen.
she didn't study her namesake specialty — Sudanese violin traditions — until she relocated to Los Angeles. Her uncommon expertise makes her music ripe with culture, improvisation & myriad surprises. The title track balances disjointed synths with moans & muffled lyrics like weighty raindrops on a palm plant. On "Nont For Sale," pizzicato strings tiptoe over the bassline as the artist's words glide over the beat with the elegance of a gull's wings in the breeze. By the time you get to "Escape," the project's crescendo of a closer, the unexpected blend of folk, Afrobeat & R&B feel like a euphoric sun shower.
- Nont For Sale
- Pay Attention
- Mind Control
- Beautiful Mistake