First Listen: India Arie helps Sauti Sol to give “Everything”

(October 12, 2020) Most SoulTrackers are not familiar with Kenyan afro-pop superstars Sauti Sol, but the quartet (singers Bien-Amie Baraza, Willis Chimano and Savara Mudigi, and guitarist Polycarp Otieno) has been winning awards for more than a decade.

The group’s newest album, Midnight Train, has been making waves around the world, and that should only increase with their new collaboration with India.Arie. The resulting song, “My Everything,” is a wonderful mix of African instrumentation and US soul music, and the vocal performances are stunning in their elegance. And its message, about a lover giving his everything, including his respect, to his woman, is a welcome one.

We simply love this midtempo number, and think it is a great SoulTracks introduction to Sauti Sol. Check out “My Everything” below, and tell us what you think.

By Chris Rizik

(October 12, 2020) Most SoulTrackers are not familiar with Kenyan afro-pop superstars Sauti Sol, but the quartet (singers Bien-Amie Baraza, Willis Chimano and Savara Mudigi, and guitarist Polycarp Otieno) has been winning awards for more than a decade.

The group’s newest album, Midnight Train, has been making waves around the world, and that should only increase with their new collaboration with India.Arie. The resulting song, “My Everything,” is a wonderful mix of African instrumentation and US soul music, and the vocal performances are stunning in their elegance. And its message, about a lover giving his everything, including his respect, to his woman, is a welcome one.

We simply love this midtempo number, and think it is a great SoulTracks introduction to Sauti Sol. Check out “My Everything” below, and tell us what you think.

By Chris Rizik

Sauti Sol feat. India Arie
“My Everything”

 

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