South-London based producer and vocalist Sola and latest signing to Jamz Supernova’s label Future Bounce, shares her new track + video ‘White Space’.
‘White Space’ was inspired after Sola observed the role of female characters in Nollywood movies, whilst the piano melody was inspired by Bill Evans. Speaking on the release, Sola said: “I wrote this song after binging Nollywood movies. The female protagonists are often quite psycho and go through extreme lengths to punish their unfaithful lovers. They usually end up poisoning them dead (I don’t reach that level of crazy in the song but I’m embracing the chaotic energy haha). The “space between” vocal sample comes from another song I wrote and ended up fusing together with this song.”
Sola’s unique vocal delivery takes inspiration from the likes of Sade and Nina Simone with production drenched with r&b flavours reminiscent of Timbaland or Pharrell. It’s this unique blend that makes Sola such an exciting prospect, both producing and providing vocals for the music she creates. Having played classical piano since the age of 6, it wasn’t until she discovered the raw and unfiltered vocals of Nina Simone several years later that she grew the confidence to accept her own voice and start singing. After a four-year stint at the prestigious New York University, Sola started producing her own music. It was a time she found herself obsessed with Portishead, Massive Attack, and Burial, loving their darker, cinematic qualities and their ability to blur genres. It’s these influences that you can hear in her debut EP ‘Wealth Has Come’, which she affectionately titles ‘warped soul’.
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