When I discovered Kenyan soulful singer and songwriter Wanja Wohoro, I knew I had to keep tabs on her. That’s why I was glad to learn of her new project; in collaboration with Nairobi’s DJ/producer collective EA Wave, they recently released Honey, an EP of two songs: “Honey Bee” and “Honeydew”.
Carrying Wanja’s warm and husky vocals, each song is passionate but takes a different approach. While “Honey Bee” is a vibey singalong, “Honeydew” is filled with moody harmonies. Sonically, the former is a Future bass-influenced R&B/pop track yet the latter finds the singer humming through a melody-rich electronic instrumentation. Still, EA Wave’s signature touch is evident in both tunes.
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