Nana Adjoa‘s music combines effortless lyrical poetry with explorative melodies.
Her recent single, “Part Of It,” does just that, weaving a melody among a collection of chilling minor chords. The song is sparse, using only electronic samples and Adjoa’s layered vocal track. Some beats and guitar lines are added later during a beautiful bridge that builds to a thrilling crescendo that marks the end of this inquisitive and honest song.
The track is the second single off her upcoming June EP, Down at The Root (Part 2), which follows her debut, Down at The Root (Part 1). Throughout all of her work, the Dutch-Ghanaian songstress explores and draws upon her unique upbringing in Amsterdam. Her parents divorce and conversion to Christianity act as a source for many of Adjoa’s references to religion, race and gender identity. Check out the rest of the songs this June, and tune in below for “Part Of It.”