Following the well received Drive – Dawn Edition EP back in October, rising R&B singer-songwriter Kemi Ade returns with new single “Promise” via tenwest Records as well as announcing the second instalment to her EP project with Drive – Dusk Edition.
Produced by esteemed jazz duo Blue Lab Beats, “Promise” offers a taste of what’s to come from Kemi Ade’s forthcoming project. Boasting mellow synth chords that blends R&B, jazz and electronica, it delves into a dreamy soundscape whilst unravelling the narrative of a potential lover. Flawlessly flexing her soul-drenched vocal muscles, Ade’s ability to instil warmth and tenderness from tip to toe truly glistens in this latest offering: “This embodies my sound, or me as person. It sounds perfect on a long drive and gives me this warm feeling even though it’s so vulnerable. This for everyone, and anyone, who gave their word to someone who never deserved a promise.”
Currently basking in the glowing success of Drive – Dawn Edition, the South-London talent only continues to skyrocket. With tones reminiscent of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu whilst honing a sound that is distinctly her own, “Promise” further demonstrates this rising star’s impeccable talent. Weaving sensuality, grace and pure lo-fi R&B, Kemi Ade has only brushed the tip of the iceberg before she shares the magic that is Drive – Dusk Edition in its entirety.
Kemi Ade – “Promise” is out now via tenwest Records.
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