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Song of the Day: Shunaji – Black Girl Blues

Nigerian-born rapper and producer Shunaji released a new song Black Girl Blues, the first single from the artist's fourth EP out in early 2022.

Shunaji is a Nigerian-born producer and songwriter from Rome based in London, pushing boundaries. Black Girl Blues is Shunaji's funk-inspired hip hop tune, full of the producer and songwriter's quirks. Shunaji cleverly raps in English and Italian while making witty references to films, artists, and video games, all of which are framed within a broadcast from her ‘Black Girl Blues’ channel. Its vibrant sound is elevated by a smooth trombone arrangement that effortlessly blends Shunaji’s melting pot of sounds together, as the self-professed nerd celebrates her identity by declaring Outside it’s black, inside it’s gold.

 

Listen to Shunaji  new single Black Girl Blues, the first single from the artist's fourth EP out in 2022:

The track’s supporting music video is just as fun, with Shunaji taking centre stage to portray a variety of characters from her Black Girl Blues transmit. Switching between a sophisticated career woman and a dedicated musician, Shunaji’s world turns nostalgic as she’s joined by a live band for a soulful performance that’s full of sparkle.

Speaking of the creative process behind the track, Shunaji explains: I had so many talented musicians involved in this track, and it features one of my favourite musical instruments: the trombone. The energy of Black Girl Blues is irreverent, fun, and wise all at once. The whole cast and crew were truly amazing and supportive; so much work went into the production of this single - and it shows.

 

Watch below Shunaji  new single Black Girl Blues, the first single from the artist's fourth EP out in 2022:

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:

 

John Ghost, Binkbeats - Black Chamber (Escape To The Sun)

Blundetto - La chapelle

L'Eclair - Cosmologies Pt. 1

WAYNE SNOW - Figurine

Athletic Progression - Canteen Culture

Aldorande - Fenetres sur le temps

Joanna Duda Trio - Grasshopper

Jamael Dean - Galaxy In Leimert - Edit

BADBADNOTGOOD - Timid, Intimidating

Liyah Knight - Moon Baby

Kuna Maze - Low Tide (Outro)

Mark de Clive-Lowe - Thanks Given

Fazer - Centre

Franciszek Pospieszalski Sextet - Funk in the Sky

YORK, Yane Singh - With a Bit Kurkuma

The Superhighway Band, Shawn Lee - The Shake

Footshooter, James Mollison - Juno Cafe

Bodo Maier - Lamento Olvidado

Don Kapot - TV

Brothers Of My Uncle, Phon, Tamuz, Tane - El Mosquito

 

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