The flu isn’t usually a breeding ground for anything except for germs, but for London singer Obenewa, it sparked something unexpected: creativity. While sick in bed, she started nonchalantly singing some lyrics a capella. Unbeknownst to her then, that melody would go on to become “He,” Obenewa’s powerful debut solo offering. The track mirrors the melting pot of musical influences she was surrounded with growing up, incorporating touches of soul, R&B, and a little rock.
Get lost in the song below, and stay tuned for more new material later this year.