“Eyes on you is fun and sexy song. It’s about meeting someone you connect with on more than just the physical … In a room full of others … You are the only 2 who matter in the room. Slightly shy but cheeky.”
‘Eyes On You’ is KadijaKamara’s exhilarating new single. Elephantine guitar riffs and seductive dance beats underpin her stunning neo-soul voice. With her retro approach to singing, Kadija’s full-bodied vocals soar atop an instrumental that sonically evokes the Black Keys or White Stripes school of contemporary rock and roll. As the song opens up, so too does the style, with gloriously off kilter synth arrangements and an invigorating sugar rush chorus. It’s a technicolor romp through styles and tones that are both thrillingly futuristic and classic in their sentiments. Most importantly, it’s a joyride from start to finish – the kind that reverberates around your skull long after it’s over. ‘Eyes On You’ is accompanied by a stunning video that emphasises the kaleidoscopic playfulness of the song.
Based in London, KadijaKamara is a singer songwriter who best describes her sound as ‘Alternative Soul’. With a love of 60’s and 70’s analogue sounds, Kadija combines her affinity for retro soul music with a host of modern influences. To date, her accomplishments include winning the MTV Iggy Artist Of The Week poll and getting awarded PRS For Music Individual funding for her Artist Development Programme. Previous collaborations include the likes of Joey Negro, Zeb Bias and many more, and she’s released records under various labels, including Z Records, Defected, and Soul Heaven. Kadija recently curated a night called Lady, which showcases leading female musicians within the underground and commercial music scene. She’s currently holding a residency at The Finsbury, Manor House, with promoters Lost In The Manor. With her incredibly rich vocals, (at times recalling the homeliness of classic soul and Americana vocalists like Aretha and The Shirelles), and her sexy visceral sound, it’s looking like the music that Kadija releases this year will be her finest work yet. There’s nobody doing things quite like how she is right now, and the results she’s finding are unique, vital, and exceptional.
See KadijaKamara live:
3rd Oct: Poprevue Presents “Women In Music”, Freedom, W1F London
15th Oct: LADY Festival, Pop Brixton, SW9 London
27th Nov: LADY vs Lost In Manor (Residency), The Finsbury, N4 London