new music: afropunk alum abra is back with treasure in new single “bounty”

January 11, 2017

The Darkwave Duchess is back and it seems like she’s better than ever. AFROPUNK alum and Awful Record’s own Abra released “Bounty” about two weeks ago, but as I play it now it feels as fresh as the first time I heard it. The electronica and new wave R&B artist is reaching farther and farther into her reserve of talent and creative compulsion to create a soundscape that sounds stark and empty at times, but extremely textured and intriguing. Abra’s songwriting has improved considerably since her start, while always strong and catchy, it feels more meaningful and personal while still demanding the listener’s attention. Stream “Bounty” below and get to know Abra on her Instagram and Twitter, I promise you won’t regret falling in love with the Duchess of Darkwave.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

Photo: Tyler Mitchell