Nsay Mada – “Cumulus”

Richmond, VA-based artist Nsay Mada channels vintage R&B on fantastic new single “Cumulus”, where mellow keys and a soulful vocal presence remind aesthetically of Paul Weller’s ’80s project The Style Council, though more chilled-out. Off her recently released, debut EP Out Her Space, the track is a vibe-y and melodically cool success elevated by wise production flourishes, ranging from the clever melodic transition around 03:20 (reminiscent of Little Dragon) to the backing effect-laden vocal bits at 01:27. “Cumulus” is a consuming, electric effort throughout from a quickly ascending artist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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