“…phantasmagoric R&B, soul from another time, another place. Another dimension, even.” –The Guardian
Kadhja Bonet’s debut album, The Visitor, drops Friday, October 21 on Fat Possum Records. We first heard this record a few months ago and immediately pegged it for one of the best records of the fall. Upon first listening it’s hard to pinpoint what genre Kadhja should be placed under and that’s a good thing. The record is free jazz, hip-hop, pop, r&b…all in one. Did you like the Kamasi Washington record? Do you dig Amy Winehouse? Do you listen to Grimes AND Nina Simone? This record is for you!
And on top of all that the vinyl comes pressed on GLOW-IN-THE-DARK WAX!
“Some people sing, and others use songs to tell deeply evocative stories about life. Oftentimes, for the latter, it’s not even about esoteric lyrics or a beginning, middle, and end narrative structure, but the way the texture of a voice can convey a million ideas and emotions. L.A.’s Kadhja Bonet has a voice like this; depending on how she shifts her breath you might feel a chill down your spine, a spasm of excitement, or a brief moment of calm. It’s total wizardry, and on “Nobody Other,” taken from her upcoming album The Visitor — out October 21 on Fat Possum/Fresh Selects — Bonet sounds like the changing of the seasons.” – THE FADER