Many of the artists signed to Awful Records are of the rap or male persuasion, establishing Abra as a refreshing addition to the label’s roster of 14.
There’s a certain excitement that comes along with discovering new talent. Her musical style a fusion of Classic Jazz, R&B, Pop and Techno. Her visuals, both mysterious and intoxicating. If you find yourself searching for a comparison think Corinne Bailey Rae meets Kelis. But even that’s a stretch because this young artist is nothing like anything I’ve seen or heard before.
When asked about her musical talents, she told AllHipHop.com, “I produce my own stuff sometimes. I’m tryna to do that more though, that’s like the goal. I think my style is, I don’t know, that’s a great question. I’m trying to figure out what I’m trying to do and where I’m trying to take it. I would say its low vibe, minimal, like 90s R&B.”
STYX featuring label-mates Father and Ethereal and Sin City represent what appear to be the Darkwave Duchess’ standout tracks off the release of her untitled EP. Check it out here and watch Abra’s videos for Diamonds & Gold and Needsumbody.