Pleasure Oladokun – “lookup”
Pleasure Oladokun is a singer and songwriter from Arizona, now primarily based in Nashville, who’s been releasing music since 2015. Final 12 months, she was named an Artist to Watch by NPR, Spotify, and Amazon, and he or she was #1 on Vogue’s listing of New LGBTQ Artists To Take heed to Now. She put out her third album, In Protection of My Personal Happiness, in June 2021. It consists of the track “Look Up.” For that monitor, she labored with Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Dave Bassett, and whereas they had been working and speaking, they recorded a pair very lengthy voice memos. Pleasure despatched me these voice memos, and on this episode, along with the stems of the recording, and Pleasure’s story about the way it was made, you’ll hear the precise moments when the track was first coming collectively. And Pleasure explains how the track was impressed by the completely different, and perhaps reverse ways in which she and her accomplice see the world.
You’ll be able to purchase or stream “Look Up” right here.
Illustration by Carlos Lerma.