Passionfruit Summers - EP
Amaarae’s breathy soprano floats over this set of soulful melodies dedicated to desire. “Sundays” has dancehall sensibilities; “Just some good vibrations on a good day/no need for negativity coming my way”, she talk-raps with featured artist Fingers. “Catching a Wav” is digitised, dynamic lovemaking; “Happy Mistakes” a tell-all charmer with lyrics like “I have a confession, don’t take it personal” delivered atop stealthy boom-bap drums for that essential, extra-sensual bop. The Ghanaian shawty with the bald head’s songwriting talent shines throughout this debut album, and her ability to modulate her voice to sit comfortably across a range of soundscapes makes Passionfruit Summers a record you’ll be bumping irrespective of the season.