London-raised Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer Oyinda is set to drop her Restless Minds EP this summer. She makes slow-simmering excursions with her piercing vocal gauze settling above. The lead single, “Never Enough,” was a sultry, slow-churning romp, and her latest offering, “Flatline,” continues down that path. She lightly sings over deep, menacing bass: “A little passion, a little harder, could you hurry? It’s an emergency/ A little passion, a little harder, could you treat me with some urgency?” And though it’s a sensual, tender plea, it stings with longing and desire. There is an alluring unresolved tension in the contrast of her vocals, the uncanny potency of the lyrics, and low-end aesthetic cut with higher synth flourishes. Restless Minds is shaping up to be undeniably powerful through seduction and raw vulnerability. Listen to “Flatine” below.
02 “Days Fast Forward”
03 “Never Enough”
04 “Out Of Touch”
Restless Minds is out 6/10 via Oyinda’s own Blood & Honey imprint. Pre-order is available here.