afropunk premiere: ‘cool’ – the jazz infused new track from nigerian-american soulstress nola adé
By Sound Check
September 2, 2015
Today we’re premiering the new single from Chicago based soulstress Nola Adé, ‘Cool’. The soulful jazz infused track is from the Nigerian-American musician’s Debut EP, ‘The Love Dance’. She tells us: “Inspiration, for me, can come from the simplest things. For this song specifically, I was walking on a subway platform in New York, and I heard a horn player playing a variation of the horn part of the song “Cool Like Dat” by Digable Planets. As soon as I heard it, I thought it was pretty dope and I started to freestyle a melody over it, then I developed lyrics from that melody. I wanted to find a way to merge that jazzy style with Soul/R&B and Hip Hop, and the song transformed into something totally different, and I loved it so much! It is, as you hear it today, a song that embodies who I am as an artist, the different levels of who I am.” Listen below.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor
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