new music: elle winston pushes her voice to new heights on the indie funk single “heavy now” #soundcheck

November 28, 2016

“These bills ain’t paying theirselves / But I swear I wish they would” Elle Winston sings on her latest single, “Heavy Now.” Voicing her frustration over being mistreated and exploited, Elle’s powerful voice rings out while the band lays down some serious grooves. The song comes from her forthcoming record, and strips out the electronic neo-soul flourishes that adorned her previous recordings in favor of tight instrumental backing. The change suits Elle Winston well, with her voice given the freedom to run wild over the band. The end result is an impressive statement of purpose.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK contributor