Everything about “King” – the brand new track from Nigerian-American rising star Serena Isioma – glimmers ethereally, a slow morphing amalgamation of lo-fi indie and sensual neo-soul.
Honeyed vocals from the 20-year-old Chicago-based musician stretch plaintively across fuzzy guitar strums and propulsive percussion for a track with energy only matched by its trippy, house party visuals.
“I’m sick of seeing white cisgender people dominate the alternative world simply because there is nothing alternative about that,” explains Isioma. “I’m so happy that I was able to showcase black femmes as the stars of the ‘King’ music video. Black femmes deserve the world.”
Since releasing their first songs last year, the artist has been making waves, gaining acclaim with their debut EP “Sensitive”.
Watch the music video for “King’ below…