British-Ghanaian artist Lizzie Berchie today shares new single ‘We Found Love’.
Evoking the sanguine baroque and vocal jazz flourishes of Minnie Riperton, Berchie sings of a lasting, resilient love over soft keys and bossa percussion, as climactic strings drift in and out the ether.
Speaking on Minnie’s influence on the track, Berchie said: “I had the lyrics and the melody before anything else, but I could hear in my head exactly what I wanted. I wanted to wrap the melody with a warm summery sonic. I was listening to a lot of Minnie Riperton and she was very much an inspiration for this track.“
‘We Found Love’ follows Berchie’s previous singles ‘Don’t Get Ahead Of Yourself’ and ‘Flaws & All’, all of which feature on new EP ‘Am I An Adult Yet?’ out September 20th. Comprised of six tracks, the EP centres tales of young Black British womanhood.
Speaking on her progression as an artist on this EP, Berchie says: “This is a new age Lizzie Berchie. ‘Under The Sun’ held elements of the pain and hurt that I was growing through. I was also still studying how to develop my sound. The sonics are now sharper and richer. This EP is an ode to love, understanding and clarity of my own flaws.“
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