Nneka Releases ‘Soul Is Heavy’ + Remixes, Tour, & Contest

 

Today marks the official US release for Nneka’s third full-length album, Soul Is Heavy. Nothing less than what you’d expect from the Nigerian-German artist – heartfelt music that pushes your buttons and makes you feel more than a little.

Below, you can stream the Digital Mystikz Remix for “My Home” by Coki and the Joe Goddard Remix for “Shining Star.”

It would be a sad sad mistake if you were to miss this lady on tour. Check the tour dates after the jump and be sure to catch her in your city.

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Nneka Gears Up For US Release of ‘Soul Is Heavy’ + Behind The Scenes Videos

 

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Back in September, we posted Nneka’s gripping video for “My Home,” the first single from her latest album, Soul Is Heavy, along with news of the album’s initial release. February 28, 2012 will mark the US release of this incredible work and we are completely juiced to celebrate it once again.

On Soul Is Heavy, the Nigerian singer-songwriter masterfully combines hip hop, reggae, and Afri-pop to paint a sometimes grueling but always honest picture “love, pain, politics and God.” Fans can also look forward to added color from collaborations with Black Thought and Ms. Dynamite on the album.

Above, you will find part one of a four part series taking us behind the scenes for the making of this album. Follow Nneka on the road and in the studio while she and her peers speak on the story of Nneka’s most recent labor of love. Find the rest of the series after the jump!

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View parts 2, 3, and 4 of the ‘Album Making Of’ series after the jump

New Release: Nneka – ‘Soul Is Heavy’ + Video

 

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Nneka just dropped her third album, Soul Is Heavy, yesterday. Recently, she also dropped the video for the first single, “My Home,” which you’ll find above. Enormously heartfelt and raw as always, Nneka brings us more entrancing sounds for us to dance to, get lost to, and reflect upon once again. Looking forward to her U.S. tour, too – she’s amazing live.

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