By owston, Dec 4 2018 01:49PM
Introducing the third single from #musicmoney featured artist @cosmichuru “I am heavily influenced by the sounds of Neo-soul, conscious Hip -Hop, early RnB and spoken word”.
Who inspires you?
“Artists would include the likes of Erykah Badu, India Arie, Lauryn Hill, OSHUN, Solange and Etta Bond. I describe my sound as Cosmic R&B, an embodiment of all these influences, spiced with electronic spacey sounds.”
Introducing the latest project:
“Black Beauté is my latest release and is a celebration of the heritage, culture, diversity, creativity and greatness that resides in all shades of Melanin.”
"London-based singer/songwriter HURU is one of the best black
British artists to come out of the UK in the last two years. With her
avant-garde style and aesthetic, she draws you in with her aura
and her soothing voice."- Nusoulhub Radio.
London-based singer/songwriter, HURU, follows the release of her single ‘Like This’
with an ode to self-love in her latest single ‘Black Beauté. It is an original song
written and performed by HURU herself and produced by friends Brian and
HurricaneMusic. Her latest release ‘Black Beauté is a celebration of culture,
heritage and most importantly a reminder to herself and people young and old to
embrace their beautiful blackness and be proud of their Identity.
‘Black Beauté is upbeat, soulful and a true representation of HURU’S love for her
African culture and soul, in its rhythmic and percussive groove. It was inspired by
the current new wave of African music and Nina Simone’s classic tune ‘Young Gifted
and Black.’ She will be releasing her single on the 1st of November taken from her imminent
project entitled ‘Euphoria’. Euphoria touches on the ideology that both darkness
and light, our three existences – past, present and future, must coexist in order for
us to attain Euphoria. The British-born 22-year-old is proud of her Kenyan/Jamaican roots, “My dad is Kenyan and my mum’s parents are Jamaican. As a child and teenager, I travelled a
lot to Jamaica and Kenya. My life was filled with all sorts of music ranging from
traditional African folksongs, Reggae and Neo-Soul to Hip Hop and Folk music,” says
HURU, whose real name is Muthoni Claire Mwangi. HURU draws inspiration from a variety of artists such as India Arie, Solange, Oshun, Lauryn Hill, Akua Naru, kamasi washington,Laura Mvula and a number of other Artists. She describes her music as “honest, reflective and cosmic”. It is also progressive, speaking about a journey to enlightenment, self-awareness, love and the experiences of life from a personal perspective spiced with atmospheric electronic
sounds and passionate, soulful vocals.“ HURU derives from the Kiswahili word Uhuru which means freedom. I hope listeners to my music will feel encouraged to free their minds and express themselves fearlessly,” she says.
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Black Beauté Video: https://youtu.be/ks3u3a0o4x0
Black Beauté Track: https://open.spotify.com/track/2x8UaS3Vu4XJaoo9nyWWyF
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