Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear.
Come Meh Way - Sudan Archives
Self-taught African folk violinist/vocalist/electronic producer Sudan Archives is one of the few artists I've broken my "no covers or remixes" rule on DSD for when I wrote about a special release of hers back in November 2016. I said at the time that: "I feel like Sudan Archives is probably an artist who will show up on these lists again, so try not to be too heartbroken (about "Queen Kunta" not appearing on the monthly playlist)".
Well, I was not kidding; just 10 days ago, Sudan Archives released her self-titled debut EP, and with it came a video for the single "Come Meh Way", which you can check out below:
I love her sound: the combination of an R&B/Soul concept, in a blend of folk and electronic, combined with traditional-style violin is wonderful. "Come Meh Way" is entirely focused around said violin, percussive clapping, and the (as always) excellent vocals, mixed and layered like it's an electronic track, which makes the song feel experimental, fresh, and new...there is literally no one doing what this LA-based artist is putting together, and I find that very exciting.
If you enjoy "Come Meh Way", or dug the cover I posted last year, you should pick up Sudan Archives; personally I'm quite fond of "Oatmeal", but you are going to find a lot to love across the EP.
Here's the June 2017 DSD Playlist! We're only missing one track this month (as is tradition)! This months list was actually one of the harder ones for me to put together into something that feels (at least sort of) cohesive...I'm not sure why, but I am happy with the way it turned out in the end!
I've also heard you, and here it is: theguysfrom playlists are now available on Spotify! You can find us by looking for theguysfrom on Spotify, click on this link for the June '17 Spotify List...I will also embed the last months' playlist on every Friday DSD.
Come on back tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop!
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