Sudan Archives is a singer, songwriter, producer, and violinist. She grew up in Cincinnati earlier than transferring to LA. Her music has been known as “viscerally attractive” by The Guardian, and “beautiful” by Pitchfork, who gave her in ‘Greatest New Music.’ This yr, she’s releasing her second album, and one of many tracks on it’s “Egocentric Soul.” She advised me the thought for this track began when she requested her boyfriend, James (who’s the rapper Nocando) to shave her head. Reducing off her hair made her replicate on her entire hair story, from experiences she had as a child, to the cultural and racial points which have traditionally surrounded Black girls’s hair.
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