Left-field jazz vocals from the Mongolian artist...

Mongolian artist Enji has shared her new song 'Zavkhan'.

The singer was born in Ulaanbaatar, growing up in a yurt alongside her working class family.

Drawn to music from a young age, she began interweaving aspects of her heritage alongside a fascination with jazz.

New single 'Zavkhan' is truly unique, a gorgeous meditation on belonging that expresses a nameless love.

"Zavkhan (named after a province in Western Mongolia) is a song I dedicated to my father. One day I missed him heavily and felt like telling him how I loved him, but I couldn’t. Not because we were physically separated, but because we shy away from verbally expressing our love. It’s a cultural thing really – we don’t feel it’s necessary to say it because it’s considered self-evident."

"So I wrote this song in which I tell him: You’re like the sun / so far out of reach / but always pleasantly embracing / your flamboyant light shines through the clouds..."

Pensive and whispered, 'Zavkhan' is cut through by a discursive saxophone solo - tune in below.

Enji will release her new album 'Ursgal' on May 28th - order it HERE.

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