Emily Litta returned to London from her global sound-seeking travels with an added swing to her step and hit the studio.
Originally from New Zealand with Italian heritage, the singer/songwriter quickly found her feet in the hustle and bustle of the UK capital.
She had built up a dedicated following with early releases and performances in the Big Smoke, then headed back out onto the world’s stages with purpose on a musical pilgrimage accompanied by funk, jazz, and hip-hop breaks.
Finding great inspiration on the move, she returned home with a slew of new work including latest single '+1', which she immediately set to putting to tape, bringing it to life with a contemporary take on old skool New Jack hustle and flow.
Written as an ode to the misogynstic guys she met on the road, it implores them to try winning over her mind first. “Why don’t nobody want to get nobody / Can’t touch my brain when you touch my body,” she sings, with equal parts empowerment and sass, and laid out over a sultry R&B groove.
Check out the live session that accompanies the release below.
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