Self-taught on the violin and inspired by Sudanese fiddlers, R&B, experimental electronic music and West African rhythms, L.A. based artist Sudan Archives is one of those artists whose music is unquestionably unique. With a couple of EP’s under her belt in the form of 2017’s ‘Sudan Archives’ and 2018’s ‘Sink’ which featured breakthrough single ‘Nont For Sale’, Sudan Archives has continued to push the boundaries of her artistry with each release. That’s exactly the case with ‘Athena’, her sophisticated and intoxicating debut album which features lead single ‘Confessions’.
For COLORS, Sudan Archives offers up a cool and utterly breathtaking performance of ‘Iceland Moss’, another delectable slice of modernistic R&B from ‘Athena’. With production by Sudan Archives as well as Washed Out and Rodaidh McDonald, the rich soundscapes coupled with Sudan Archives’ elegant vocals juxtapose empowering lines like “I don’t need your fucking handle / Tired of this silly dance” “that tell a different story. Dive into the relaxing performance of ‘Iceland Moss’ above, and be sure to get ‘Athena’ on rotation if you haven’t already.