Followers of R&B, even within the soulful sounds of Scandinavia, will be able to list an increasing number of female artists who are shaping the genre’s future. H.E.R., Snoh Aalegra, Airi Lennox and Lianna La Havas, are just a quartet of ladies whose style of story-telling and production has helped reawaken the genre.
Focused on continuing this enticing growth is Shenie Fogo.
Influenced by ’90s and ’00s R&B, British/Jamaican and Swedish born Shenie Fogo appeared on the scene in 2019 with her debut EP ‘Self‘.
The EP, and the unmissable single Mood, are unquestionably worth revisiting to sample her premiére venture into her R&B. Today, Shenie appeared on our radar with her newly released song – Midnight.
Acoustically stripped, with a beguiling vocal the short by sweet track opens the door to her previous single – To The Sky. The infectious, looped beat and vocals softer than a mothers love are mesmerising – and that’s before seeing the official video! (See above)
Demonstrating her eye for dreamy, artistic visuals, Shenie also stepped behind the camera to direct, and this level of captivating cinematography alone is worthy of praise.
Keep an eye on Shenie Fogo – in front or behind the camera. Sweden’s golden generation of soul/R&B queens has only just begun.
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