Love Train 2
Asiahn’s earliest breaks showed the power of her voice, whether she was doing gum commercials or featuring on Dr. Dre’s Compton (“Just Another Day”). On her second release, the Angeleno (via South Carolina) unfurls lush and intimate lines over moody nocturnal beats. Prospective suitors will learn that she’s confident (“Curiosity,” “Something New”) and completely over head trips (“Laid Up,” “Games”). She shows how environment affects human connection on “NOLA” and “Lost in London.” And Asiahn explicitly frames her songs through the perspective of who she is—a proud lesbian—joining artists like iLoveMakonnen and Syd Tha Kid in opening up the R&B game to more inclusive voices.