Debut Release from British-Congolese Soul Singer Miss Baby Sol
Miss Baby Sol spent the actual Baby part of her life in Zaire (now known as the DR Congo) before coming to the UK and exploring her vocalism. Her early work can be heard on the hooks of some of the UK’s more soulful hip hop acts, but she found her way to the crackling sounds of garage that seemed to permeate every vein of independent music there not long ago. When she worked her pop muscle, it was to back up the likes of Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse. Now she’s following her own format of choice with straight up soul.
Her debut EP Before I Begin (The Journey) just dropped a couple of days ago, and it’s a nice refresher of the style coined by Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, etc. The pint-sized diva has some power behind her voice, and that smooth smooth production brings it out. It might not be anything earth-shatteringly new, but it’s plenty original in it’s combination of reggae style vocals with jazzy instrumentals. Just more evidence that the best parts of the hip-hop/R&B category that keeps getting worse in its birthplace are alive and well just across the pond from it.
Before I Begin (The Journey) is out now.
Hear a few tracks from Miss Baby Sol’s new EP