Urban folk singer songwriter Aisha Badru swooped out of New York last month to enchant us with her soulful stirring music and her exquisite voice on Bridges, and we’ve been on the lookout for her next release since. Not only has it arrived, but the up and coming talent has also announced her debut album, too! Pendulum will be released on April 27. We swing like a pendulum to the soft beats and dripping percussion on the critically acclaimed artist’s dark new haunter Fossil Fuels. Dense (like oil) electronics create a tense atmosphere on the spacious yet atmospheric, subtle yet potent piece on which Aisha pairs a minimalist aesthetic with her starkly chilling voice. A spell transfixes us as we meld into the delicate yet dynamic hymnal, which serves to further convince us that we should try to catch her at SXSW next week when she performs at “18th OVER AUSTIN” on March 14th. It’s no wonder Aisha Badru has been named by NPR to their prestigious SXSW “Austin 100″ Artists list. Pre-order Pendulum, here.

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