Fana Hues Releases Sophmore Album 'flora + fana'

Fana Hues Releases Sophmore Album 'flora + fana'

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Fana Hues Releases Sophmore Album 'flora + fana'

The dreamy, 11-track album sees the singer create an introspective personal 'ecosystem'

The dreamy, 11-track album sees the singer create an introspective personal 'ecosystem'

Text: Matthew Velasco

With syrupy vocals and introspective, Neo-soul influenced melodies, Fana Hues' lyrical and storytelling knack is unrivaled—evident from the Pasadena-native's full-length debut Hues. Coupled with a buzzy feature on Tyler, The Creator's record Call Me If You Get Lost, Hues is surely making waves in the industry.

Now, the 'Icarus' songstress is expanding her sonic repertoire with the release of her sophomore album flora + fana as well as an ethereal music video for the single 'BAD bad.'

Opening with the lyrics ""I found myself in the bottom of this Moscato / Can't see no day ain't no tomorrow," the 11-track album is a compassionate journey of self-acceptance and growth. Navigating between heartbreak, acceptance, and everything in between, Hues projects the power of love and solace amidst uncertainty.

"flora + fana represents my world and everything it encompasses, and right now, that's growth, love, heartaches, and breaks," the 25-year-old singer said in a statement. "It's also representative of how I cope with the state of the world. No matter what's happening outside, my ecosystem is flourishing."

'Wild horses', the album's lead single, shows Hues at her best. The singer's soul-baring vocals effortlessly compliment the track's breezy instrumentals and with lyrics like "Wild, wild, wild, wild, wild, wild horses /With fields to roam, oh," listeners can't help but tap along to the beat.

"'Wild horses' is a sonic version of an old western film," Hues explains. "The music has elements that sound like a train going down the tracks, and when I first heard it, I immediately saw a woman with all of her belongings staring out of the window at a barren desert passing by. Her eyes flooded with inner conflict. 'wild horses' is her story."

The album's second single, 'BAD bad', is decidedly more upbeat but maintains Hues' entrancing vocals and mastery of R&B, beat-focused instrumentals. The accompanying music video, directed by Phillip Youmans, continues to play in Hues' introspective ecosystem as the singer is seen navigating a blossoming relationship. Whether it be lulling tracks like 'high roller' or the synth-filled 'BAD bad' and 'pieces,' Fana Hues' flora + fana takes listeners on a reflective journey as the singer navigates the realities of the everyday.

Listen to flora + fana here.

Credits: Images Courtesy of Randijiah Simmons.

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