“What are you gonna say when your soul goes out?”

“Dreams” by Lánre | It makes sense that I post this song on a rainy day. It’s got the vibe that fits the pitter-patter of the drizzle outside, you know, that sort of thing. Lánre is a British-Nigerian singer-songwriter, and she’s just released the new music video for “Dreams”, part of her EP Human. It’s simple enough, this one. A gentle guitar, that voice… that, and how it feels like nothing until halfway through the song when it seemingly reaches inside you and shakes you. Or maybe it’s the rain. [NB] (Have things I should hear? Drop me a line here.)

“We’re all broken so that light can come in.”

“Human” by Lánre | Final song on the backlog is from another Brit (via Nigeria), Lánre. She’s not new to the scene: she performed with the British gospel group GKreal, which was founded in 2002, and has since pursued a solo career. She’s releasing her new EP, Human, on Friday, and our first taste of it is this, the title track, a quiet yet powerful rouser – that sort of empowering song that I need at this moment, what with all this political disillusionment. Although that will pass too, like all things. The EP has a lot of this: that vocal of hers, a cross between Lianne La Havas and Phox‘s Monica Martin, and some lovely, simple production with hints of her heritage and her gospel roots. It’s a good one, this. You know, maybe we all need this. This political cycle, I mean… [NB] (Have things I should hear? Drop me a line here.)