Angeleno soul singer Kadhja Bonet’s lush vocals transport you to a smokey 60’s nightclub. Bonet’s 2015 cover of “Remember the Rain” is reminiscent of the cinematic feel of Adrian Younge while maintaining the vibe of the 1974 original by The 21st Century. It’s the feeling of hearing the beginning of the story, the start of a film, evocative of the gentle melancholy of a drizzle.
In October 2016, Bonet released The Visitor on Fat Possum. She wrote, arranged, and produced the majority of the genre-bending album, giving the sense that you’re immersed in her lucid dream. Bonet draws from outer space sci-fi and Joanna Newsom-esque harp as much as Motown, an intriguing blend that makes you want to find out what she’s going to come up with next.
Bonet is touring this spring in support of fellow up-start Mitski with a string of dates across the West Coast. Check out The Visitor in its entirety on her Bandcamp. Look forward to hearing more from this young visionary.