Thursday, May 23, 2024

Elsy Wameyo - "Umva"

Photo by Holyziner

Elsy Wameyo is a Naroibi-born and Adelaide-based singer, rapper, and producer. The artist's new single, "Umva," is a refreshing hip hop song that doesn't sound like much else out there. The obvious comparison is fellow Australian Genesis Owusu (who Wameyo has toured with), but I'm also hearing some British garage and American soul in "Umva." Wameyo has this ability to take traditional or mainstream hip hop and put a brand new spin on it without it sounding too different. This is the kind of song Top 40 fans and underground hip hop fans can both enjoy.

Elsy Wameyo says of her new single:

“There’s a comfortability that comes with understanding one’s greatness. Respectfully, in this game I know I run laps around most so it’s easy to say and do whatever I want. I know exactly who I am and have nothing to prove. I carry myself with a lot of pride because Elsy Wameyo is that girl and they know that too. Umva is a statement. This is who I am, who I've always been and how I've always felt. You’re welcome.”

You can watch the video for "Umva" below. Saint Sinner is due out July 26 on AWAL, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Elsy Wameyo, check out the artist on Instagram and Facebook.

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