This week’s Listenin’ Booth includes music from the British singer and songwriter FKA Twigs. Plus four other essential tunes you should be listening to right now.
Don’t Judge Me – FKA Twigs with Headie One
FKA Twigs pairs her deceptively fragile, multi-octave voice, the product of years of classical training, with heavy beats that borrow from experimental electronic music, industrial, and the futuristic side of R&B. An d melodies that feel descended from the songbooks of Kate Bush and Janet Jackson. Listen to “Don’t Judge Me” her latest collaboration with UK rapper, Headie One.
Dirtknock – Madlib
Madlib is an American DJ, music producer, multi-instrumentalist, and rapper. One of the most prolific and critically acclaimed hip hop producers of the 2000s, he is widely known for his collaborations with MF DOOM (as Madvillain), J Dilla (as Jaylib), and Freddie Gibbs (as MadGibbs).
Ugly Truth – Liam Bailey
Liam Bailey is an English singer-songwriter from Nottingham, England. Bailey is noted for his soul, reggae, and blues-influenced vocal style. Listen to “Ugly Truth” taken from his latest full length album, “Ekundayo”.
Eugene – Arlo Parks
Arlo Parks is a singer-songwriter from London. In her words she spent most of school feeling like that black kid who couldn’t dance for shit, listening to too much emo music and crushing on some girl in her Spanish class. Her songs are confessional and tender, mainly inspired by Portishead and Earl Sweatshirt. Listen to “Eugene” from her new full length “Collapsed In Sunbeams”.
Unchained – Sôra
At the crossroads between electronica and R&B, Sôra is a contemporary young singer who must be followed closely. Her distinctive, chilled yet powerful voice could be found somewhere between Birmingham districts and Parisian clubs: where urban meets up with pop culture. Listen to Unchained from her newly released full length “Long Life To Phil”.