Posts Tagged ‘urban folk’

March 8, 2018

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.

January 11, 2018

Once again, a new stripped down acoustic video for an incredible song has keyed us into an amazing rising artist and her music. New York’s Aisha Badru is an urban folk singer songwriter who delivers soul stirring music with a supple & emotive voice. You can watch her perform her recent single Bridges in an intimate setting below, but make sure you watch the video for the original above. Bridges is lifted from Aisha Badru’s debut album, due out this year. It follows on the heels of her 2015 Vacancy EP, which garnered a lot of attention from the advertisement world when her hushed single Waiting Around was utilized for a viral Volkswagen add in South Africa. That buzz continues to grow with delicate and understated Bridges, a tenderly stirring gem that feels like early, dusky BROODS gone ambient, atmospheric Daughter. Bridges is available, here.

November 12, 2014
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From Stockholm, Sweden comes an urban-folk collective named Billy Momo. Their video for I’ve Got You, taken from forthcoming sophomore LP Drunktalk, premiered last night on Vents Magazine to coincide with the single’s release yesterday. The seven piece’s song is a driving, thumping, and introspective song, both vibrant and moody, pulsing with hooking pop and gliding with its beautiful, orchestral strings. In some ways, the upbeat tempo and folk tendency of the music remind me of Milky Chance, despite the obvious difference in vocal style and lesser use of acoustic instrumentals. Watch the video for the single below. Drunktalk will be out in February of 2015.

November 12, 2014
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From Stockholm, Sweden comes an urban-folk collective named Billy Momo. Their video for I’ve Got You, taken from forthcoming sophomore LP Drunktalk, premiered last night on Vents Magazine to coincide with the single’s release yesterday. The seven piece’s song is a driving, thumping, and introspective song, both vibrant and moody, pulsing with hooking pop and gliding with its beautiful, orchestral strings. In some ways, the upbeat tempo and folk tendency of the music remind me of Milky Chance, despite the obvious difference in vocal style and lesser use of acoustic instrumentals. Watch the video for the single below. Drunktalk will be out in February of 2015.