Fans of Lauryn Hill and India Aire need to check out the latest single from British-Nigerian singer-songwriter Davina Oriakhi. The track, “F.S.L.S.,” features the honeyed soul vocals associated with the aforementioned recording artists and a modern synth/hip-hop beat. A gorgeous music video for the song, directed by Loraa White, has also been released. The sunny and thoroughly pleasant clip follows Oriakhi as she inspects a fence full of love locks, walks through the palatial environs of Shoreditch and sings about the importance of self-affirmation.
Oriakhi broke on the music scene in 2014 with the release of her excellent first single “Content.” Since then, Oriakhi has established herself as one of the most interesting international recording artists of the modern with the release of compelling, resonate songs like the afro-pop influenced “Juju” and the confessional “Silence (Father Have Mercy).” “F.S.L.S.” is the first single from Love To A Mortal, Oriakhi’s debut album which is due out later this year.
“F.S.L.S.,” which stands for “Find Self, Love Self” appears on Oriakhi’s is scheduled for release later this year.