Feb 2013 17

The reason Erykah Badu remains a favourite artist of mine is her fearless attitude towards creating music with artists less ‘established’ (or rather, ‘known’) than her. 16 years after her landscape-shifting debut Badu has maintained her relevance by continually pushing her experimentalism – her discography speaks for itself. She’s now teamed up with another favourite of mine/ours, British producer Bonobo who in 2010 released his seminal Black Sands LP.

‘Heaven For a Sinner’ unifies Bonobo’s intricate and emotional productions with Erykah’s future-soulism, the combination of which results in something quite beautiful. The ballads understated stature is a big part of what makes this such a lovely pairing. ‘Heaven For a Sinner’ is taken off Bonobo’s upcoming fifth album The North Borders due out in April.

  1. [...] to release on April 1st but can already be pre-ordered via his official website. Shouts out to Pinboard for posting this great piece which you can stream via Soundcloud down below, [...]

  2. [...] Here’s the latest single from U.K. producer “Bonobo” featuring the lovely and amazingly talented “Erykah Badu”. This track is off Bonobo’s forthcoming album entitled “The North Borders”. Check out the stream below courtesy of Pinboard Blog. [...]