This is my new favorite music duo. Femme fatale tandem OSHUN lift their heads above the (not just) knee deep pool of modern r&b to introduce a sound that draws less on the melancholy, often gothic tones we associate with future soul, feeling much closer to dawning of a new Daisy Age. Comprising NYU students Niambi Sala and Thandiwe, the duo has taken to heart the soulful, sampladelic and socially aware artistry of OKP champions like Erykah Badu, the mighty Roots crew and Lauryn Hill and synthesized them into a new and true sound that blends the strongest of all of their respective suits in lyricism, composition and melodics.
Nowhere is this more clear than their freshly-pressed clip for the dulcet, Rhodes-soaked and vibe-heavy joint “Stuck”. It finds the duo of supple altos delivering tender and affectionate lines about life, love and culture, revealing the makings of a whole new wave of Soulquarians. Well-versed in Yoruba folklore, spirituality and their broad spectrum of music.I love these young ladies. I think they have a great future ahead of them. They’re really talented.They give me hope for the next generation of music makers.This is the type of image our young girls need to see. Give it a listen and let me know of you like it.