Expansive 14-Song Project Out Today via Keep Cool/RCA Records – LISTEN HERE
Watch New Live Performance of “Slow Down” Ft. Lucky Daye HERE
To Perform at H.E.R.’s Lights On Bay Area Festival This Weekend
“Harmonies So Fluid, That It’s Impossible To Imagine One Without The Other”
“Ivana and Jessica Nwokike — sit softly in their carnal desires and emotional needs on Homegrown”
– Rolling Stone
(September 17, 2021 – New York, NY): Today, Nigerian-American sister duo VanJess release the deluxe edition of their highly lauded ‘Homegrown’ EP out Friday, September 17th. The extended version of the project that earned praise from Vogue, Refinery29 , Okayplayer, Galore and more, boasts five brand new tracks and collaborative efforts with Lucky Daye and TOKiMONSTA. See Full Track List below.
LISTEN TO ‘HOMEGROWN’ EP DELUXE HERE
Recently, VanJess debuted a new visual for their slinky single “Slow Down” feat. Lucky Daye. The sisters and their labelmate join forces for a video featuring hypnotic choreography and a palpable chemistry. The R&B radio single that’s amassed nearly ten million global streams is at the cusp of breaking Top 10.
WATCH “SLOW DOWN” FT. LUCKY DAYE HERE.
This past week, VanJess stepped out for New York Fashion Week and were spotted alongside Kehlani, Lucky Daye, Kaytranada, Alicia Keys, Vic Mensa, Amine, Shaun Ross among others while attending shows for BIBHU MAHOPATRA, TOMBOGO, Theophilio’s “Air Jamaica,” and more. The duo is set to perform this Sunday, September 19th at H.E.R.’s Lights On Festival in Concord, CA and will take the stage in Atlanta for Afropunk next weekend.
‘Homegrown’ EP – the short yet expansive project – released earlier this year is the follow up to their debut album, ‘Silk Canvas,’ which caught the attention of critical gatekeepers for its unique soul/funk integration and careful collaborations. The project hosts a robust group of collaborators, including KAYTRANADA, Devin Morrison and Jimi Tents. From start to finish, the nine-song collection is a showcase of VanJess’ elevated vocal and visual stylings—a testament to the incredible heights they’ve reached since their debut album in 2018.
VANJESS ‘HOMEGROWN’ EP DELUXE TRACKLIST
VANJESS TOUR DATES
Sunday, 9/19 – Concord, CA – Lights On Fest Performance
Saturday, 9/25 – Atlanta, GA – Afropunk
Growing up between 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 recently have collaborated with some of their most acclaimed peers on songs including “Stickin’” (Sinead Harnett and Masego, who appeared on VanJess’ 2018 debut LP), “Say Yes” (TOKiMONSTA) “I Had A Love Song” (Ant Saunders), and “Floating” (Mannywellz).