VANJESS ANNOUNCE NEW EP HOMEGROWN OUT JANUARY 29 VIA KEEP COOL/RCA RECORDS
LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “CURIOUS” FT. JIMI TENTS & GARREN HERE
[New York, NY – January 8, 2021] Today, Nigerian-American sister duo VanJess announce their new EP Homegrown along with the release of their new single “Curious” featuring Jimi Tents & Garren. Slated for release via Keep Cool/RCA Records on January 29th, the nine-song EP collection is the official follow up to their 2018 debut album Silk Canvas, which Pitchfork called “a captivating fusion of 1990s R&B with contemporary electronic touches.”
Homegrown hosts a robust group of collaborators, including Grammy-nominated producer KAYTRANADA, neo soul group Phony PPL and Pomo, whose producer credits include Mac Miller’s Swimming, Anderson .Paak’s Ventura and HONNE’s No Song Without You. As a whole, VanJess continues along their upward trajectory on Homegrown, creating a cohesive, well-rounded project that reaches new sonic heights elevated by remarkable visuals.
PRE-SAVE HOMEGROWN HERE
Out today, the duo’s new track “Curious” lays out a diverting game of cat and mouse, as the ladies’ sultry “come hither” verses play off Jimi Tents and Garren’s accounts of passion and chemistry. Together, the vocal talents of each act ricochet off a bouncing beat produced by Jay Kurzweil (GoldLink, SZA).
In addition to “Curious,” singles like “Come Over,” “Slow Down” and “High & Dry” give a promising glimpse at what’s to come with Homegrown. With a driving bass and drums that could soundtrack any bedroom disco, “Come Over” showcases VanJess’ perfected harmonies. Meanwhile, “High & Dry,” which LADYGUNN describes as a “sensual and laid-back vibe with intoxicating backing beats,” is a sensual invitation of a song, buoyed by VanJess’ stylish vocals and cheeky wordplay.
At the end of 2020, the ladies released a live rendition of “Slow Down” as a part of the eponymous “Homegrown Sessions,” which has also produced live versions of “Come Over” and “High & Dry.” Surrounded by clouds and looking as angelic as ever, VanJess takes viewers to heaven on “Slow Down” live. The song itself is a sweet, slow jam with swirls of R&B grooves and simmering undertones. VanJess’ on-point harmonies are accentuated by a brassy saxophone line and romantic production from Snakehips & Jonah Christian.
WATCH “SLOW DOWN” LIVE HERE
Growing up between Lagos, Nigeria, and California, VanJess have brought an entirely new take to contemporary R&B, one that pays tribute to ‘90s greats like TLC, SWV, and Aaliyah, while instinctually inciting an inimitable style. The sisters cut their teeth online with a string of viral covers, bursting onto the scene with their self-released debut album, a definitive R&B statement, and a smooth, seductive record that took the R&B world by storm.
VanJess have previously worked with KAYTRANADA, Ari Lennox, and Xavier Omăr, to name but a few, and within the past three months have collaborated with some of their most acclaimed peers on songs including “Stickin’” (Sinead Harnett and Masego, who appeared on VanJess’ 2018 debut LP), “I Had A Love Song” (Ant Saunders), and “Floating” (Mannywellz).
PRAISE FOR VANJESS:
“Talented, clever, relatable young women” – VICE
“Passionate” – The Fader
“A gorgeous soul-R&B bop with a music video that’s all ’70s-inspired glam” – Teen Vogue
“Brilliantly fusing elements of old school R&B with funk” – Refinery29
“Unshakeable” – Complex
“The current queens of R&B” – V Magazine
“Firing on all cylinders” – E!
“Pure pulsating, mesmerizing magic” – Wonderland
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