It is a rare and exquisite pleasure to unveil the formative movements of a pop star in the making. The feeling is non-the more delectable when the artist in question is as innovative, passionate and driven as Omahrose. Combining the smooth ruminations of Erykah Badu and the sultry production of Thunder Cat, Omahrose is creating something truly original in a genre obsessed with nostalgia and inundated with talentless drones.
On “Hostel”, Omahrose showcases a wide ranging vocal ability packed by thumping bass and some tasty minimalist guitar licks. With a debut as strong as this, the only way is up.