Robert Glasper bestowed us with a little holiday gift yesterday on Christmas. Calling on the other-worldly vocal joy that is Muhsinah, he created a brilliant new holiday song, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman."
With Glasper's signature stirring piano playing and Muhsinah's chilling delivery, the track holds both a traditional and modern fusion feel, never quite resting in any singular place you can give a name to. Leave it to these two to partner up and evoke a few emotions or twelve. Holiday music isn't the same anymore.
Muhsinah is killing it. Her Gone EP owned, showing the multitalented artist successfully taking on a new sound - and it's still is getting spins from us. Now she's embarked on a new project called the "Dear _____" EP. Today, we've got the first single from the EP, "Goodbye," to share!
Like the songs on Gone, "Goodbye" has an electro indie rock vibe with soul flourishes, and once again - we wholeheartedly approve. Loving the chimes, buzzes, and beeps coloring the track.
DC based singer B.Jamelle comes equipped with a voice so buttery that we're doing the most right now to keep the fluster off our faces right now with these heart palpitations. It's wrong, really. Think a divine mixture between Muhsinah and Jazmine Sullivan. Have a little aural gander at "Marsy Muse" produced by Slimkat78 below and let us know if you don't break out into a cold sweat yourself.
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Muhsinah is awesomely awesome and obviously everyone else should think so, too. Seriously listen to her Gone EP if you haven't already - seriously. Above, you'll find the rad stop motion video for one of our favorite tracks off the project, "Stop!" Take a look at the lyrics on the YouTube page as well - the lady's quite the writer as well.