By Nia Wyn
This week’s playlist is curated by singer-songwriter Nia Wyn, chronicling the music that has both recently inspired and motivated her. Nia Wyn‘s latest release ‘Stay in your lane’ is available now on major music streaming services.
Dreamville – Sacrifices ft. EARTHGANG, J. Cole, Smino & Saba
Huggin’ the block, huggin’ the block all-day
I had nowhere to go, she gave me a place to stay
She gave me her heart to hold, I still got that shit to this day
She ridin’ with me on the road, she ridin’ with me in the A
Huggin’ the block, huggin’ the block, okay
She gave me the gift of my son, and plus we got one on the way
She gave me a family to love, for that, I can never repay
I’m crying while writing these words
The tears, they feel good on my face, hey
I rate all the artists on this track – I immediately hit play on this one first when the album came out and I wasn’t disappointed. With a J. Cole verse like that, do I need to say anymore?
RH factor – Common Free Style
I’ve been really on a Soulquarians trawl lately and this RH Factor cut always stands out for the groove, the brass melodies and the slapping bass. You actually feel like you’re in the room with them listening to this.
Shura – religion (u can lay your hands on me)
I honestly think this track could be the queer anthem of the century so far. I’ve had it on repeat since Shura released forevher – the production is brilliant on this album and the video is full of nuns loving other nuns – how can you resist right?
Free Nationals – Eternal Light ft. Chronixx
Free Nationals have come through with so much good music lately – I first came across them through their work with Anderson .Paak a few years ago and then I was hooked. Their sound is so warm and Chronixx really suits this vibe. Listened to this and a few of their other recent singles on late night drives recently cos it gets me feeling fuzzy.
Jill Scott – Cross My Mind/Bedda at home
I often put this album on when I’m gaming because it gets me really relaxed. I cheated a bit here putting in two back to back from Beautifully Human cos they are thematically linked – the melodies on both songs are sexy and Bedda At Home is proper bluesy.
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Nia Wyn – Stay In Your Lane