Self-made soulster Ojerime is the new force in contemporary R&B, she restores the genres golden age with her latest track ‘Handle’. Her melodic vocals are delivered with a South London twang, ambient electro is interlaced with Hip-Hop and an experimental blend of beats features on this seductive cut. Soaked in emotional resonance, she possesses a lyrical penchant for documenting the breadth of femalehood, with a frankness that’s admirable.
‘Handle’ is the second track from her forthcoming EP project which will be out this spring. Watch the video for her first release ‘I Know Now’ here.
Ojerime first started making waves with 2015’s ‘Ojerime: The Silhouette’ EP and most recently her ‘fang2001’ project in 2016. She has been championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Toddla T and Huw Stephens, and publications like the Guardian, Dazed and Gal-Dem. Alongside her music and artistry, Ojerime has her own creative company ‘Fang’, and has also worked with the likes of Selfridges and Levis on recent fashion campaigns.
“This musical poet of south London’s city streets offers a distinctly British take on quiet-storm soul and noir R&B” – The Guardian
“There’s murky melancholy, the butter smooth vocals of 90s R&B queens like Brandy and Aaliyah, and the subtlety of someone who’s remarkably — and justifiably — self-assured.” – i-D
Listen/Stream Handle below: